The Lithuanian research group is located in Vilnius University and consists of the researchers from the Department of Sociology that was founded in 1991 as part of the Faculty of Philosophy. The Department of Sociology conducts research projects which address various aspects of social inequality.
Arunas Poviliunas is the Head of the Department of Sociology of Vilnius University. Arunas Poviliunas has successfully conducted various projects in the fields of social inequality, social inclusion, regional and local development. He is consulting the Development Partnerships of EC EQUAL initiative, Local Action Groups of LEADER+ type projects and local communities; he is the national expert of the group of non-governmental experts in the fight against poverty and social exclusion.