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Project manager in the fields of culture, education and youth Dainius Babilas graduated from Vytautas Magnus University and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in History in 2001 and a Master’s degree in History in 2003. In 2019, he started studying for a Master’s degree in International Conflict Studies at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research in Geneva, Switzerland.

In 2003–2013, Babilas worked as a teacher in Kaunas Jesuit Gymnasium, in 2004–2020, as a director of Kaunas Cultural Centre of Various Nations. In the last 16 years, he has organised and coordinated more than 90 cultural, educational and youth related projects and has been actively involved in organising more than 1200 cultural and educational events in the field of intercultural society and the integration of national communities. In 2006–2012, he organised a Festival of Lithuania’s Nations Kultūrų tiltai (Bridges of Culture) which was the largest cultural event of national minorities in the country at that time. Since 2007, he has actively participated in more than 30 international projects under the EU programmes such as Youth in Action and Erasmus+. Most of them were dedicated to cultural education and international interdisciplinary performances of young artists in Cologne, Florence, Kaunas and other European cities. In 2014–2017, he worked as an expert in the EU programme Erasmus+.

Babilas writes articles and participates in conferences on topics such as national minorities and intercultural society. Since 2016, he is a member of the board of Roots & Routes International and is responsible for the finances of the association. Since 2020, he is a member of the international association Culture Action Europe. Since 2021, he works as a coordinator of international non-formal youth education programme The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Lithuania.

In 2009, Babilas was awarded with the Silver Badge of Honour Už nuopelnus (For Merits) by the department of National Minorities and Lithuanians Living Abroad under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania; in 2016, he was awarded with Kaunas City Mayor Jonas Vileišis Brass Medal for promoting intercultural dialogue and engagement of the communities. In 2014, he received a Thank You letter from the Mayor of Kaunas; in 2016, he received a Thank You letter from the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania for a sincere and creative work in nurturing the identity and culture of all the national communities in Lithuania.