Programme: Cartooning the Future (Lithuanian version here)

Location: KTU, Panevėžys, Lithuania

Address: Nemuno g. 33, Panevėžys

Dates: 22 June 2021, 17:30

Number of participants: 10-30

Age: 15-35

Participating countries: Lithuania


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Deadline to apply: 15 June 2021

Inquiries about this programme: Justinas at

Costs: FREE

Youth programme created by:,, The Next Movement, Inovatyvi Karta and The Andrei Sakharov Research Center

Sponsored by: the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and

Cartooning the Future

Download infopack here: Cartooning the Future / Karikatūruoti Ateitį –,

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Human Rights past, present and future

Cartooning the Future is a programme for Lithuanian youth, that through the power of cartoons aims to inspire younger generations to think critically about Human Rights issues of the day and by way of honest and open dialogue work towards shaping a united vision for a future we need moving forward. Along the way, the programme will grow awareness between different perspectives, bring Human Rights issues of the past and present into the forefront by reflecting on two WOII heroes – Dutch Consul Jan Zwartendijk and Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov – build resilience, and foster youth’s confidence in their ability to have a voice and take ownership in shaping their own future… all while becoming part of a global ongoing mosaic of cartoons. #Cartooningthefuture – Together, we define what’s next!

Celebration between two countries

In honour of 100 years bilateral cooperation between Lithuania and the Netherlands, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lithuania is inviting youth across the country to share their ideas about the future society. Our cooperation and strong relationship is based on common values, respect for human rights, the importance of democracy, the rule of law and protecting our security. Suggested youth’s ideas will be turned into real professional cartoons to open the dialogue about different perspectives and visions on how we see our joint future as #stronger2GETHER #Cartooningthefuture. The cartoons will be festively shown during an exhibition on the 23rd of September 2021. Depending on the pandemic situation, participants of the programme will be warmly invited to join either in person, or online. The exhibition of cartoons, based on youths’ ideas, will be presented to decision makers and travel to different Lithuanian towns to foster the dialogue.

This youth programme, on initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lithuania, is coordinated by the Dutch Educational Organisation The Next Movement and co-created with the Andrei Sakharov Research Centre for Democratic Development, Lithuanian NGO Inovatyvi Karta and Global traveling and learning platform

Programme outline


  • Cartooning the future programme (4 hours): we ask YOU to share your ideas about how YOU hope the future should look, what are today’s issues you’d like to see solved or changed?
  • Online: A global network of over 700 cartoonists will turn YOUR ideas for OUR future into life, through the power of CARTOONS.

November 3rd

  • Exhibition: The cartoons, based on your ideas, will be shown in exhibitions and shared with decision makers
  • Meeting at Seimas in Vilnius: Join the DIALOGUE and help SHAPE the future WE need!

Who can participate?

The programme is entirely free. The programme is designed for youth (15-35 years old), who are curious to share their vision on how the future should look, interested in dialogues with peers and who are keen to practice or develop new competences on critical thinking and resilience.

How to join? 

Apply here: application form