At the end of June this year Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) together with Lithuanian Social Democratic Youth Union (LSDYU) took the initiative to implement the 'European Youth Guarantee' campaign in Lithuania launched earlier this year by European Socialist Party (PES). The campaign was presented in the LSDP Congress which took place in June 2012, in Klaipėda. Around 2500 social democrats were welcomed by LSDP leader, Algirdas Butkevičius.
During the Congress the young social democrats presented the campaign calling on being heard. At the moment, 32% of young people in Lithuania face unemployment, with worse situation being reported only in Spain and Greece. Lithuanian social democrats are hopeful that after the general elections taking place this autumn, they will be able to restore the deteriorating situation and implement the necessary measures to lift out Lithuania's young people from the unemployment crisis.