—The aim of the paper is to review the use of EU
structural funds for first and second programming period and to
identify the main achievements and challenges in ensuring
sustainable economy growth and cohesion in Lithuania The
main tasks to achieve this aim are: to analyse aims and financing
priorities from EU structural funds in the first financing period
in Lithuania; to analyse use of EU structural funds in second
financing period in Lithuania and to compare with results of use
of EU Structural funds in other countries.
—Cohesion, EU structural funds, regional
development, sustainable economy growth.
Rimantas Dapkus is with the Regional Development Department at
Kaunas University of Technology, K.Donelaicio str. 20, Kaunas LT- 44239,
Lithuania (e-mail: Rimantas.Dapkus@gmail.com).
Dalia Streimikiene is with the Vilnius University, Kaunas Faculty of
Humanities, Muitines str. 8, Kaunas LT-44403, Lithuania (e-mail:
Cite: Rimantas Dapkus and Dalia Streimikiene, " The Use of EU Structural Funds for Sustainable
Development in Lithuania," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 108-112, 2014.