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Kaunas University of Technology (KTU)
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

 Contact details
Contact personDr Egle Butkeviciene
Vice-Dean for Research, full professor 
StreetA.Mickeviciaus 37 
Address LT-44244 - Kaunas (Lithuania) 
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)51-250 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Public administration
» Sociology
» Innovation
» Media and socio-cultural communication

 Brief description of your activity focus
Keywords: social innovations, community development, third sector research, social policy, technology and society

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Dr. Egle Butkeviciene gives lectures on Community Development and NGOs, Social Innovations, Third sector and
Public Policy, Information society, Sociological Theories. Dr. Egle Butkeviciene has also a broad international
experience as visiting teacher at universities in Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, etc.
Dr. Egle Butkeviciene has been participating in a number of international projects: 6th FP projects (e.g.
“iCamp, CINEFOGO Network of Excellence), other international projects (“ICT and Public Access: Investigating
the social and economic impact of public access to information and communication technologies”, “Social
partnerships and local social innovations in rural restructuring“, etc.). Currently she is a national representative
at Management Committee in COST Action “Dynamics of Virtual Work.
Dr. Egle Butkeviciene is/was a governmental expert at the EC H2020 Programme Committee for Societal
Challenge 6 Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies, an expert evaluator of
7th FP projects, expert of Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (CQAHE), expert of Research
Council of Lithuania, a national expert (Lithuania) in 6th FP project „ICT for ALL” („The social impact on ICT and
their limited reach to potentially excluded communities: Measuring the problem and undertaking initiatives for
its effective mitigation”). She was part of the expert group for Roadmap Development of Lithuanian scientific
research infrastructures 2008 -2018. She also has an experience in coordinating implementation of surveys with
nationally representative samples. The major attempt in this field is International Social Survey Programme
(ISSP, www.issp.org) and European Social Survey (ESS).
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» MIGRATION-03-2019: Social and economic effects of migration in Europe and integration policies
» DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-02-2018-2019-2020: Transformative impact of disruptive technologies in public services
» TRANSFORMATIONS-03-2018-2019: Innovative solutions for inclusive and sustainable urban environments
» TRANSFORMATIONS-04-2019-2020: Innovative approaches to urban and regional development through cultural tourism
» DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-07-2019: The impact of technological transformations on children and youth
» TRANSFORMATIONS-08-2019: The societal value of culture and the impact of cultural policies in Europe
» TRANSFORMATIONS-13-2019: Using big data approaches in research and innovation policy making
» GOVERNANCE-01-2019: Trust in governance
» GOVERNANCE-02-2018-2019: Past, present and future of differentiation in European governance
» GOVERNANCE-04-2019: Enhancing social rights and EU citizenship
» DT-GOVERNANCE-05-2018-2019-2020: New forms of delivering public goods and inclusive public services

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeH2020
Project Title“Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe”
Specific ThemeActivity: GOVERNANCE-03-2018
Project website-
CoordinatorHungarian Academy of Sciences

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Representative of Lithuania (KTU) at the Management Committee in COST Action
CA16206 “Empowering the next generation of social enterprise scholars”

Representative of Lithuania (KTU) at the Management Committee in COST Action
CA15212 “Citizen Science to promote creativity, scientific literacy, and innovation
throughout Europe”

Member of the project team implementing International Social Survey Programme in
Lithuania (ISSP, http://www.issp.org).

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