The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania is the unicameral parliament of Lithuania. The Seimas constitutes the legislative branch of government in Lithuania, enacting laws and amendments to the Constitution, passing the budget, confirming the Prime Minister and the Government, and controlling their activities. The Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania financed from the state budget.
December 2020 the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania established a Committee for the Future. Professor Raimundas Lopata, a representative of the Liberals Movement Political Group, became a Chairman of Committee for the Future. Lukas Savickas, a representative of the Political Group of Democrats ‘For Lithuania’ and Matas Maldeikis, member of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, became his deputies.
The plan of establishing the Committee for the Future is to form a political/strategic culture of thinking about the future in Lithuania. To enshrine strategic forecasting in Lithuanian policy-making, on which policy areas and key initiatives in all ways would be based, including the inclusion of strategic foresight in the political decision-making process.
Article 58 of the Statute of the Seimas provides for eight directions of activity Committee for the Future. They aim to coordinate the process of preparing Lithuania's long-term vision, to control the implementation of long-term progress strategies. According to the competence of the Seimas to examine the most crucial issues of the ideas of state progress and to submit to the Seimas conclusions and proposals regarding the development processes, priorities, and values of the state.
The Committee for the Future of the Lithuanian Parliament has been an associate member of EPTA since 2021.
Committee for the Future
Chairperson: Mr Prof. Raimundas LOPATA