Vilnius District Municipality

Population: 98,437

In 2018: Entered: 5,860, Left: 3,846, Net (change): 2 014

Unemployment level (02/2019): 9.4%

VDU (2018 Q3) (after tax): EUR 673

Average apartment price per 1m2 (03/2019): EUR 958

LFMI (2018) Municipal Performance Index: 6–8 (out of 54 district municipalities)

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About Vilnius District Municipality

At the start of 2018, 2,587 economic entities were operating in Vilnius District Municipality, which was 3% more than in 2016. Since 2014, the number of operating entities in Vilnius district has increased by 33.1%. Such growth was faster than in the rest of Lithuania (14.7%).

The main priorities of the municipality are successfully attracting investments, targeted use of EU support, creating infrastructure that is convenient for people and businesses, raising the standard of living in rural areas and creating a healthy lifestyle (for this purpose, Vilnius District Municipality Administration and Public Institution Vilnius City Municipal Public Health Bureau have initiated a project ‘Promotion of Healthy Lifestyle and Education of Pupils’ Health Literacy in Vilnius District’). The project intends to solve the problems of healthy living, healthy habits, lack of knowledge of first aid in the case of accidents and tolerance of school-age children (at least 2,392) in Vilnius District.

The average apartment price per 1m2 is more than twice lower than in Vilnius (EUR 816 in the district, EUR 1793 in the city) (08/2018).

Vilnius District has exceptional opportunities to develop production and logistics. This is largely due to: convenient geographical location, well-developed transport infrastructure and competitive labour costs. Vilnius District has a large enough recreational potential which is still not fully exploited. Vilnius District is famous for its scenic landscape, good geographical location, rich historical heritage, and as such, has promising opportunities to develop one-two-day tourism in Vilnius District.

Employment

Expected shortages of workers in 2019

  • Cashiers and ticket clerks
  • Mail carriers and sorting clerks
  • Primary school teachers 
  • Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and hatters 
  • Special needs teachers

Professions with the highest demand in the municipality

Professionals

  • Stock clerks
  • Secondary education teachers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Primary school and early childhood teachers
  • Nursing professionals

Workers

  • Shop sales assistants
  • Cooks
  • Bakers, pastry-cooks and confectionery makers
  • Freight handlers
  • Insulation workers
  • Motor vehicle mechanics and repairers

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.

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Companies with the highest number of employees

  • Me Transportas, UAB
  • Vilniaus Paukštynas, AB
  • Viada LT, UAB
  • Lietpak, UAB
  • Baltic Petroleum, UAB
  • KG Constructions, UAB
  • Vilnika, UAB
  • Padvaiskas ir ko, UAB
  • Biovela, UAB
  • Refra, UAB

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Employment Services

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).

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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:

  • Ukmergė: ~72 KM
  • Elektrėnai: ~ 50 KM
  • Šalčininkai: ~ 50KM

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Business

Tax Benefits

This measure is aimed at enterprises that create new jobs (employing the unemployed residents of Vilnius District) and maintain them for at least one year. Land tax or state land tax, or property tax relief is granted to micro-enterprises (created more than 50% of new jobs), small enterprises (created more than 50% of new jobs) and medium-sized enterprises (created more than 30% of new jobs).

For: micro, small and medium-sized enterprises that employ unemployed persons registered with the Vilnius District Municipality Labour Exchange.
Contact: Vilnius District Municipality Administration (Rinktinės g. 50, 09318 Vilnius), Chief Specialist of Economics and Property Division Halina Zenkevič, tel. (8 5) 275 5077, email halina.zenkevic@vrsa.lt

Vilnius District Municipality SME Sponsorship Fund

This fund is intended to provide financial support to SMES registered and operating within the Municipality and meeting the requirements of these regulations. The Fund may be used for partial or full reimbursement of interest on loans received for business development projects, as well as for the costs of seminars, refresher courses or short-term employee training to provide and/or improve their professional capabilities, knowledge and skills. There is a possibility to receive financial compensation for expenses related to preparation of business plans, investment projects and applications for financial support from other funds, participation of SMEs in exhibitions, fairs and business missions in Lithuania or abroad, and development of information, promotional publications, publishing, and web development. The Fund also provides support for newly created jobs for residents of Vilnius District. A subsidy is paid for each person employed over a given period to reimburse part of the salary specified in the employment contract and of the compulsory state social security contributions charged on such salary.

For: SMEs registered and operating within the Municipality and entrepreneurs, i.e. natural persons engaged in economic commercial activities (including those who hold a business certificate or an individual activity certificate), farmers, public institutions and associated structural businesses operating within the municipality.

Contact: Vilnius District Municipality Administration (Rinktinės g. 50, 09318 Vilnius), Chief Specialist of Economics and Property Inga Kucevič, phone: (8 5) 275 5064, E-mail: inga.kucevic@vrsa.lt

Additional Information: www.vrsa.lt/go.php/lit/Vilniaus-rajono-savivaldybes-smulkiojo-ir-vidutinio-verslo-remimo-fondas/2322

 

The information has been prepared according to the material provided by Enterprise Lithuania

Education

General level of education

Average number of pupils in a class:

  • Grades 1–4  16 pupils
  • Grades 5-8  16 pupils
  • Grades 9-12, gymnasium grades I-IV  17 pupils

More on general education level

Proportion of pupils who passed the state maturity examinations:

  • 3 and more SMEs 49%
  • at least one SME 84%
SME indicators above national average:
  • foreign languages 

Percentage of teachers holding highest qualification: 23%

Percentage of pupils feeling good at school: 52%

Olympiad prize winners per 10,000 pupils: 8.7

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.

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Educational institutions

Here you will find a list of all the educational institutions in the municipality (pre-school, primary, secondary, gymnasium and progymnasium) and their contact details.

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Information on Non-formal Education for Pupils

There are several non-formal education institutions in Vilnius District: Nemenčinė Music School, Pagiriai Art School, Rudamina Art School and Vilnius District Municipal Sports School.

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Social services

Complex family services

Complex family services are a variety of services designed to solve family problems or facilitate the daily life of families. Although each municipality chooses which services are provided within its territory, the services generally include psychosocial assistance, childcare, family financial planning and management training, family camp organisation, mediation, etc. 

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Social support/service centres

The link contains contact details and descriptions of all institutions that provide social services or support in Vilnius District Municipality.

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Free Legal Aid

Free legal advice, where you can get help and advice on drafting documents, obtaining out-of-court settlements, drafting arrangements with creditors, and more. 

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Useful initiatives

Do you know or have an initiative or service that would benefit returning Lithuanians, incoming foreigners or compatriots living abroad? Let us know!

Leisure

For active leisure:

Water routes:

  • Buivydžiai – Vilnius – Kernavė, route length 135 km
  • Buivydžiai – Nemenčinė, route length 30 km
  • Nemenčinė – Baltasis bridge (Vilnius), 35 km
  • Buivydžiai – Baltasis bridge, 65 km
  • Baltasis bridge – Kernavė, route length 70 km

WaterSport Cable Park
Wake Way
Wake Inn
Splash Wake Park

Most popular bathing areas:

  • Lake Vilnoja
  • Lake Riešė
  • Lake Gėla
  • Lake Asveja
  • Lake Ilgučiai
  • Pond Prūdiškės

Vilnius Parachute Club
Vilnius Darius and Girėnas Aeroclub
Airmen Club Padangių Gėlės
Golf

Horse riding

Pagirių Motokrosas
Buggie riding

Relaxed leisure:

Walking tours:

Fishing

SPA, wellness

Cometobservatory
One can visit the interesting modern observatory to get acquainted with the universe, news of Lithuanian and world astronomy, see the telescope and explore the sky through it, see the colourful planets and stars of wonderful beauty.

Things to see:

Neris Regional Park
Neris Regional Park (10,587 ha) includes River Neris and its valley, picturesque places with small villages and layers of Lithuanian history. The unique location of the park between the two Lithuanian capitals—Old Kernavė and Vilnius—determines the abundance of cultural heritage objects. High mounds, hillocks, centuries-old oaks, ancient settlements and numerous burial mounds along the banks of the river reflect the old times, the way of life, the customs and the faith.

Europa Park
The object is a unique open-air museum with a collection of contemporary world sculpture.

Geographical Centre of Europe
In 1989, Scientists from the French National Institute of Geography provided a definition of the Geographical Centre of Europe and, using the scientific method of gravity centres, identified the centre north of Vilnius (26 km). Visitors to the Centre are issued with certificates confirming their visit to the geographical centre of Europe.

Medininkai Castle
Medininkai Castle consists of 4 towers with 1.8–1.9 m thick and up to 15 m high walls and defensive ditches. The main tower of Donjon is about 30 m high. It is believed that the fortress was built in the first half of the 14th century. The castle was one of the points defending the State of Lithuania with the capital Vilnius against the aggression of the Crusader and Livonian orders and the possible attack from the east.

Soviet Bunker
25 km of Vilnius, 5 meters underground and you’re in the USSR. Here you will be able to become a citizen of the USSR yourself and for three hours live in the past in the performance ‘1984. Drama of Survival in a Soviet Bunker’.

Lavender Village
The first lavender store in Lithuania was opened on Lavender Village. Guided tours are also organised.

For more information see Vilnius District Tourist Information Centre

Information updated: 2020-10-22
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