Lithuania becomes Associate Member State of CERN
Today, the Republic of Lithuania became an Associate Member State of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Lithuania’s relationship with CERN dates back to 2004, when an International Cooperation Agreement was signed between the Organization and the government of the Republic of Lithuania setting priorities for the further development of scientific and technical cooperation between CERN and Lithuania in high-energy physics.
One year later, in 2005, a Protocol to this Agreement was signed, paving the way for the participation of Lithuanian universities and scientific institutions in high-energy particle physics experiments at CERN.
Since 2004, CERN and Lithuania successfully collaborated on many educational activities aimed at strengthening the Lithuanian particle physics community. Lithuania has been participating in the CERN Summer Student programme and 53 Lithuanian teachers have taken part in CERN’s high-school teachers programme.
The associate membership of Lithuania strengthens the long-term partnership between CERN and the Lithuanian scientific community.
Image: Robertas Dačkus/Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania