European Foundation
for the Improvement of
Living and Working Conditions

The tripartite EU agency providing knowledge to assist
in the development of better social, employment and
work-related policies

COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch

Database of national-level responses

Eurofound's COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the crisis, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.

Factsheet for case LT-2020-12/382 – measures in Lithuania

Online platform "There is no quarantine on the Internet"

E.platforma "Internete karantino nera"

Country Lithuania , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 16 March 2020
Type Company practices
Category Reorientation of business activities
– Creation of platforms for businesses aimed at customer
Author Inga Blaziene (Lithuanian Social Research Centre) and Eurofound
Case created 08 April 2020 (updated 05 May 2020)

Background information

Since the introduction of quarantine in Lithuania (16 March 2020), VšĮ “Versli Lietuva” (Enterprise Lithuania) has launched an initiative, “No quarantine on the Internet”, offering assistance to small- and medium-sized businesses to transfer their activities/businesses to the virtual space. VšĮ "Versli Lietuva" is inviting people to join the business support campaign by purchasing goods and services at their platform. Such assistance is especially relevant for Lithuanian businesses which are facing temporary difficulties as a result of being unable to trade in their usual trading venues.

Content of measure

VšĮ “Versli Lietuva” remotely consults companies on how to transfer their business to the virtual space. Having created their online store, business representatives are encouraged to register store links using the website www.internetekarantinonera.lt. All store links are made public, and people are invited to join the business support campaign by purchasing goods and services online. This way, the buyer can find Lithuanian entrepreneurs selling various goods and services in one place and immediately buy or reserve goods and services. VšĮ “Versli Lietuva” also invites mentors to register for helping businesses digitize and for providing consultations on various issues of business transfer to the Internet.

Use of measure

There were 830 online shops on the web platform [ https://www.verslilietuva.lt/pleskis/internete-karantino-nera/lietuvos-e-parduotuves/apsilankyk-e-parduotuvese/ ] at the time of reporting on [8 April 2020]. [Verslo zinios (2020), 'Nuo karantino pradžios įsisteigė 80 e. parduotuvių', 8 April. (8 April 2020) : 'Šiuo metu platformoje „Internete karantino nėra“ iš viso yra 830 elektroninių parduotuvių. Didelė dalis jų prekiauja apranga, maisto produktais ir baldais.'].

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Self-employed
Does not apply to businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
Other

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Company level

Involvement

N/A

Views and reactions

Social partners were not involved.

Sources

  • 23 March 2020: Smulkieji jau gali registruoti e. parduotuves „Internete karantino nėra“, neturintiems jų – padė (www.vz.lt)

Citation

Eurofound (2020), Online platform "There is no quarantine on the Internet", case LT-2020-12/382 (measures in Lithuania), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch

Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.