lh-nonameoutlineThe Lithuanian survey is funded by the Research Council of Lithuania and will run in the spring of 2016. The Lithuanian project consists of national interest group population study, a comprehensive survey of national level organizations, complemented with interviews with representatives of interest groups. Additionally, the survey adds a block of questions related to party-interest group relationships, aiming to gain insight in the nature and causes of such interaction.

The Lithuanian project is coordinated by Algis Krupavičius and Ligita Šarkutė of Kaunas University of Technology, assisted by Vitalija Simonaitytė and Vaida Jankauskaitė (research assistants). The sampling frame includes active Lithuanian interest groups operating at the national level, selected from the major Lithuanian business information databases and supplemented with lists provided by the Lithuanian ministries and government agencies.