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Sustainable Development Conference
28/11/2018 | VILNIUS | "RADISSON BLU HOTEL LIETUVA"

Sometimes, due to the vast flow of information, the critical knowledge and facts remain overlooked. Therefore, the National Audit Office of Lithuania brings together the top professionals to share ideas and insights. For this purpose, the second sustainable development conference SIGNALS is organised. The topics of SIGNALS 2018 have been dictated by the public-sector risk assessment and SIGNALS that have been heard this year:

  • Is it possible to develop the State budget that is understandable to every citizen?
  • What outcome of the negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework can be expected in a changing global environment?
  • What needs to be done to ensure the high quality of healthcare: safe, effective, accessible and patient-focused?

SIGNALS 2018 is a call to not only hear them, but also act in bringing about positive changes.

Speakers
Arūnas Dulkys, PhD
National Audit Office
Lithuania
Mr Edwin Lau
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Zsolt Darvas, PhD
Brussels European and Global Economic Laboratory (Bruegel)
Belgium
Mr Arnoldas Pranckevičius
European Commission Representation in Lithuania
Lithuania
Živilė Simonaitytė, PhD
National Audit Office
Lithuania
Prof. Iain Begg
European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
United Kingdom
Ramūnas Vilpišauskas, PhD
Vilnius University, IIRPS
Lithuania
Prof. Dr Werner Leodolter
Styrian hospital organization and University of Graz
Austria
Ms Agnès Couffinhal
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Klaudijus Maniokas, PhD
European Social, Legal and Economic Projects (ESTEP)
Lithuania
Urmas Varblane, PhD
University of Tartu
Estonia
Ms Miglė Tuskienė
Ministry of Finance
Lithuania
Prof. Dr Dainius Pūras
Vilnius University
Lithuania
Rafal T. Nižankowski, MD, PhD
Accreditation Council
Poland
Ms Kristina Garuolienė
Ministry of Health
Lithuania
Mr Rimantas Šadžius
European Court of Auditors
Mr Arūnas Vinčiūnas
European Commission
Ms Vilma Maslauskienė
National Audit Office
Lithuania
Mr Julius Lukošius
National Audit Office
Lithuania
Ms Vida Augustinienė
Council of Representatives of Patients' Organisations
Lithuania
Mr Martynas Gedminas
Junior Doctors Association
Lithuania
Ms Ieva Drėgvienė
Patients' Forum, Association “Blood”
Lithuania
Ms Asta Kuniyoshi
National Audit Office
Lithuania
Prof. Vytautas Kasiulevičius
Vilnius University
Lithuania
Ms Svetlana Greičienė
Lithuanian Nursing Specialists Organization
Lithuania
Mr Albinas Zananavičius
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Lithuania
 
 
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Agenda
28 November 2018
"Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva", Konstitucijos Ave 20, Vilnius, Lithuania

07:30–08:55 Registration

 
OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE (Room Alfa)
 

09:00–09:10 Welcome of participantsConference host: Mr Ignas Krupavičius, National Radio and Television, Lithuania

 
PLENARY SESSION. BUDGET FOR CITIZENS (Room Alfa)
 

09:10–09:30 The praise of budget Arūnas Dulkys, PhD, National Audit Office, Lithuania

09:30–09:50 Budgeting for CitizensMr Edwin Lau, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

09:50–10:10 Signals for sustainable development of LithuaniaŽivilė Simonaitytė, PhD, National Audit Office, Lithuania

10:10–10:30 Awards

10:30–11:00 Coffee break

 
PARALLEL SESSION 1 (Room Beta)
EU BUDGET FOR 2021-2027. STATUS QUO, PRIORITIES, CHALLENGES
 

Moderator: Prof Dr Ramūnas Vilpišauskas, Vilnius University, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Lithuania

11:00–11:10 Introductory speechMs Asta Kuniyoshi, National Audit Office, Lithuania

11:10–11:30 Future EU budget: investing in people and the future economyMr Arnoldas Pranckevičius, European Commission Representation in Lithuania, Lithuania

11:30–11:50 New EU financial perspective: can less be better?Klaudijus Maniokas, PhD, European Social, Legal and Economic Projects (ESTEP), Lithuania

11:50–12:10 The Commission’s proposal for the next MFF: A glass half-fullZsolt Darvas, PhD, Brussels European and Global Economic Laboratory (Bruegel), Belgium

12:10–12:30 EU structural funds in the Baltic countries – growing dependency and exit strategiesUrmas Varblane, PhD, University of Tartu, Estonia

12:30–13:30 Lunch

13:30–13:50 The EU budget after Brexit: new dawn or unrealistic expectations?Prof.  Iain Begg, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

13:50–15:30 Discussion: EU budget 2021-2027 – what outcome of negotiations can be expected?Discussion participants: Prof. Iain Begg, European Institute, London School of Economics (United Kingdom); Dr Zsolt Darvas, Brussels European and Global Economic Laboratory, Bruegel (Belgium); Klaudijus Maniokas, PhD, European Social, Legal and Economic Projects, ESTEP (Lithuania); Mr Arnoldas Pranckevičius, European Commission Representation in Lithuania (Lithuania); Mr Rimantas Šadžius, European Court of Auditors, Ms Miglė Tuskienė, Ministry of Finance (Lithuania); Urmas Varblane, PhD, University of Tartu (Estonia)., Mr Albinas Zananavičius, Ministry of Foreign  Affairs (Lithuania).

PARALLEL SESSION 2 (Room Alfa)
QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE. A RECIPE FOR CHANGE
 

Moderator: Mr Julius Lukošius, National Audit Office, Lithuania

11:00–11:05 Welcome of participantsMr Julius Lukošius, National Audit Office, Lithuania

11:05–11:25 Quality healthcare: do we have a recipe for it?Ms Vilma Maslauskienė, National Audit Office, Lithuania

11:25–11:45 Digital transformation and shifting trust in healthcareProf. Dr  Werner Leodolter, Styrian hospital organization and University of Graz, Austria

11:45–12:05 Healthcare standardization – benefits and harmsRafal T. Nižankowski, MD, PhD, Accreditation Council, Poland

12:05–12:30 Questions / answers

12:30–13:30 Lunch

13:30–13:50 Investing in quality to reduce wasteful spending: the way forward for LithuaniaMs Agnès Couffinhal, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

13:50–15:30 Discussion: A patient is an important part of the healthcare teamDiscussion participants: Ms Vida Augustinienė, Council of Representatives of Patients’ Organisations (Lithuania); Ms Ieva Drėgvienė, Association of Patients with Oncohematological Diseases “Kraujas” (Lithuania); Ms Kristina Garuolienė, Ministry of Health (Lithuania); Mr Martynas Gedminas, Junior Doctors Association (Lithuania); Ms Svetlana Greičienė, Lithuanian Nursing Specialists Organization (Lithuania); Prof. Vytautas Kasiulevičius, Vilnius University (Lithuania); Prof. Dr Dainius Pūras, Vilnius University (Lithuania); Mr Arūnas Vinčiūnas, European Commission.

 


Organisers: National Audit Office of Lithuania in partnership with INTOSAI and the European Commission Representation in Lithuania.

Partner: Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT).

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Lithuanian. The presentations will be broadcast live on internet portal LRT.LT.

 

Download the agenda in PDF format.

 





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