Kaunas District Municipality
Kaunas District Municipality ranks especially high in the fields of transport, utilities, health and social care and taxes. A distinction is made for favourable conditions for competition in the field of public services, in which the private sector is active. In terms of taxes, there is a relatively low real estate tax rate, low average cost of business licenses, and low land tax rate.
- Kaunas District Municipality is the first in Lithuania to have a coordinator in each eldership who is responsible for assisting those returning to the municipality.
- To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian state, Kaunas District Municipality donates a ‘Baby Set’ to every baby born this year (2018) in a family of Kaunas District residents. This is a set of essentials to help the baby’s parents in their first baby years.
- Kaunas District has a Free Economic Zone (EEZ), which offers plots of land with fully installed infrastructure and has already attracted EUR 634 million of investments, 70% of which is foreign direct investment. Currently, 32 Lithuanian and foreign companies are operating in the FEZ territory and almost 5,000 jobs have been created.
- Kaunas District Municipality is one of the few where the population growth is positive.
Expected shortages of workers in 2019
- Chemical products plant and machine operators
- Health care assistants
- Cabinet-makers and related workers
- Carpenters and joiners
- Early childhood educators
Professions with the highest demand in the municipality
For more information about the most and least demanded professions in the municipality, please see the Occupations Map
Average salary in Lithuanian companies
The Sodra website publishes data on average salary paid by companies and compares the average salary of one company with that of other companies engaged in the same economic activity or operating in the same municipality.
Companies with the highest number of employees
- Gintarinė vaistinė, UAB
- Hoptransa, UAB
- Baltic Logistic Solutions, UAB
- Baltic Transline Transport, UAB
- Terra Animals, UAB
- Ryterna Group, UAB
- Kamida, UAB
- Transaibė, UAB
- Saldoga, UAB
The Employment Service assists individuals in their employment by appointing an individual specialist to draw up employment operating plans, provide refresher courses, and send individuals to complete vocational training programs; individuals under the age of 29 are offered the programme ‘Discover Yourself’ and may also be eligible for start-up support; a subsidy service is provided to older people (where the state covers part of the salary paid by the employer).
Employment Services Support for Mobility
Mobility support is the opportunity to receive travel reimbursement when travelling to work in another city. Travel expenses are reimbursed for up to 3 months from the start of employment or participation. The amount of compensation ranges between 25% and 33% of the minimum monthly amount (depending on salary).
Distances to nearest cities:
Kėdainiai: ~60 KM
Marijampolė: ~62 KM
Jonava: ~35 KM
SME promotion fund
Supports SMEs, forms business development conditions. Creation of new jobs; installation of information technology; participation in exhibitions, fairs, entrepreneurship training; reimbursement of preparation of applications from EU funds; for starting a youth business.
For: SMEs that meet the conditions set out in Article 3 of the Law on the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises of the Republic of Lithuania and are registered and operating within the Municipality.
Contact: Chief Specialist of Economics Department of Kaunas District Municipality Rasa Čižauskienė; tel.: (8~37) 305541, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaunas Free Economic Zone
Kaunas Free Economic Zone is an industrial development area occupying 534 ha, offering land plots with fully equipped infrastructure. Since the establishment of the first investor in 2005, LTL 634 million has been attracted to Kaunas FEZ. Of this amount, 70% is foreign direct investment. Currently, 32 Lithuanian and foreign companies are operating in the FEZ territory and almost 5,000 jobs have been created.
Activities of Kaunas FEZ: Industrial process automation, warehousing and logistics, pharmaceuticals manufacturing, insulating board manufacturing, automatic garage door manufacturing, wholesale food supplement manufacturing, single crystal sapphire growing and plate manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, fish processing.
Information on Business Opportunities in Kaunas District
The link provided contains useful information on business creation and support available.
General level of education
Average number of pupils in a class:
SME indicators above national average:
Percentage of teachers holding highest qualification: 47 %
Percentage of pupils feeling good at school: 51 %
Olympiad prize winners per 10,000 pupils: 9.4
Proportion of pupils who passed the state maturity examinations:
Ministry of Education and Science Quality Map
A map prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science showing the differences in educational achievements among different municipalities. The map shows pupils’ achievements in the Lithuanian language and mathematics, as well as the average number of pupils in a classroom, statistics on the general situation in Lithuania.
Information on kindergartens
The link provided contains all the necessary information on kindergartens in Kaunas District Municipality, including admission, information for parents and answers to frequently asked questions.
Refer to the link below for the list of educational institutions in Kaunas District Municipality (both pre-school, primary and secondary schools, comprehensive schools and gymnasiums).
There are about 15 youth organizations and about 40 organizations working with youth in Kaunas district. In all schools of the district, the interests of students are represented by student councils, where elections to the Lithuanian Student Parliament take place every two years. Young people also have the opportunity to realize themselves in the cultural centers in the district, where various youth art groups (dance, choir, theater, etc.) operate. On this page you will find a list of youth organizations and a map that will allow you to discover the organizations closest to you.
Karmėlava Balys Buračas Gymnasium
Karmėlava Balys Buračas Gymnasium is part of the network of schools that have experience working with or are ready to accept children returning from abroad. Depending on the skills and knowledge of returnees, an adapted curriculum may be applied and additional assistance provided to children who are less proficient in the Lithuanian language.
Municipal Youth Affairs Council
Considers and proposes youth policy measures and goals to Kaunas District Municipal Council. The Youth Affairs Council consists of 6 representatives of youth organizations and 6 representatives of the Municipality.
University of the Third Age
In Kaunas district, seniors are provided with opportunities not only to live a healthy and active life, but also to learn throughout their lives. The University of the Third Age (TAU) was established in 2012, with 200 students, and its activities took place in five elderships (Domeikava, Garliava, Kačerginė, Lapiai, Zapyškis). Over the years, the number of students has grown, now reaching 650, activities take place in 12 elderships of Kaunas district: Babtai, Domeikava, Ežerėlis, Garliava, Lapiai, Kačerginė, Karmėlava, Neveroniai, Raudondvaris, Ringaudai, Vilkija and Zapyškis.
Health Promoting School
The Kaunas District Health Promoting Schools Network (SSM) is unique: it has been operating since 2002 and currently unites 42 pre-school, primary and general education institutions. The SSM network is an expression of cooperation and partnership between organizations and people with the aim of improving the process of teaching / learning a healthy lifestyle and strengthening health.
Coordinators for returnees
Kaunas District Municipality will soon employ persons to assist returnees who have returned or intend to return to Lithuania settle in Kaunas District.
Do you know or have an initiative or service that would benefit returning Lithuanians, incoming foreigners or compatriots living abroad? Let us know!
For active leisure:
- Dievogalos žirgynas
- Kadagių slėnio žirgai
- Žiegždrių žirgynas
- Žirgo žingsnis
- „Convivo“ laisvalaikio centras
- Gvidas Sabeckis Ternnis School
Expedicija.lt. Kayak rentals, bike rides, adventure orienteering, rope rides, paintball and other adventure activities. Archery and Pneumatic Weapons
City Bee - vehicles rental
Pagonija Amusement Park. Pagonija Park offers climbing Pagonija Rock, playing tennis, beach volleyball, trying out the dirt track, climbing beer boxes, enjoying a sauna, staying overnight in tents in an enclosed area surrounded by forests.
Things to see:
Vytautas the Great War Museum. Constantly updated expositions and exhibitions will give you an insight into Lithuanian and world warfare from ancient times, capturing the most important events in history.
M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art. The M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, established in 1921, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in Lithuania. It is the only place in the world where the creative heritage of the most famous Lithuanian artist, composer, literary and public figure M. K. Čiurlionis (1875–1911) has been accumulated.
Kaunas Castle. The castle at the confluence of the rivers Nemunas and Neris was built in the 14th century to defend from the Crusader attacks. It is not only the oldest stone castle in Lithuania, but also the only one with two rows of defensive walls. This Gothic defensive structure was surrounded by a settlement that grew into the present city.
Dungeons of Kaunas. A unique tour around the underground city.
Raudondvaris Manor Castle. The castle has distinct traces of the activities of the last rulers of the manor, the Tiškevičiai family. Today, this castle is equipped with halls for representation events, concerts, celebrations, marriages, and the northern part of the castle houses the Kaunas District Museum.
Juniper Valley. Botanical reserve on the outskirts of Arlaviškės Village, on the steep slope of the Nemunas loop, is overgrown with junipers. It is an endogenous slope of Kaunas Lagoon overgrown with junipers. The Juniper Valley belongs to Kaunas Lagoon Regional Park. It is a national monument of national importance.
For more information see Visit Kaunas district website