Linas Kukuraitis

Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania 

 LINAS KUKURAITIS

 

Date of birth

22 May 1978

Education 

 

2003 – Master’s degree in social work at Vilnius University Faculty of Philosophy

2001 – Bachelor’s degree in social work at Vilnius University Faculty of Philosophy

1997 – graduated from Vilnius Lyceum of Exact, Natural and Technical Sciences

1996 – one year studies in USA, Streator III high school

Professional experience

 

Since 13 December 2016

 

Appointed as the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania

2010–2016

Lecturer of Social Work at Vilnius University

2005–2016

Director of Caritas under Archdiocese of Vilnius

2003–2007

Lecturer of Social Work at Vilnius University

2002–2016

Head of training at public entity Kitokie Projektai

2002–2005

Head of training at public entity Agency of International Youth Cooperation

2001–2005

Head of public entity the Blessed J. Matulaitis Social Center

2000–2001

Project coordinator of public entity the Blessed J. Matulaitis Social Center

2000–2001

Social worker at Vilnius the Blessed J. Matulaitis parish

1997–2000

Social pedagogue at public entity Vilniaus SOS Vaikų Kaimas

Member of the Board of Lithuanian Social Work under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania (2 terms of office), member of the Board of Lithuanian Caritas, member of the Board of caritas-social issues of the Archdiocese of Vilnius, establisher of public entity the Blessed J. Matulaitis Social Center.

Linas Kukuraitis was actively engaged in the establishment of Lithuanian youth teaching methodologies and programmes, lead trainings in the field of youth social pedagogical activity, such as social work with young people, promotion of voluntary work, was leader of projects of fight against poverty, promotion of social innovations, integration of people after detention, represented Lithuania in the EU organisations in the context of analysis of social situation.

Foreign languages

English, Russian, German

Marital status

Married, 5 children

Last updated: 11-12-2017