Guests of the social partners - representatives of the Customs of the Republic of Lithuania!

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Guests of the social partners – representatives of the Customs of the Republic of Lithuania!

In 2023, on 7 November, Katažyna Lukaševič, Senior Adviser of the Personnel Division of the Customs Department of the Republic of Lithuania, and Šarūnas Pakeltis, an officer of the Vilnius Territorial Customs of the Republic of Lithuania, visited the college and gave a public educational lecture to the students and lecturers of the programmes of studies in Transport Logistics and in Business and Customs Operations.

The lecture introduced the audience to the customs system of the Republic of Lithuania, customs institutions and customs procedures. The students were informed about practical training and employment opportunities in the customs authorities of the Republic of Lithuania.

The guests gave real-life examples of smuggling, talked about customs crime, threats to national and international security and the fight against unfair and illegal international trade. The lecture topics generated a wide range of discussions involving both students and lecturers. Discussions focused on the differences between administrative and criminal liability, EU sanctions on Belarusian and Russian companies, and foreign policy on these issues.

Students will be able to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in lectures, independent work and practical assignments. Students will also benefit from the knowledge they have acquired in their working life. Lecturers will benefit from the knowledge and experience gained in improving the quality of studies at the faculty, in preparing and improving teaching methodological materials and in organising practical training.

The educational lecture for students and lecturers was organised by Aurelijus Vaškys, lecturer at the Department of Business and Public Management, and Katažyna Lukaševič, Senior Adviser at the Personnel Division of the Customs Department under the Ministry of Finance.