DEMOS Institute of Critical Thought is an NGO that was established in 2008 with the aim of becoming an influential voice in the formation of alternative politics and socioeconomic policy in Lithuania. In order to achieve its mission, DEMOS is concentrating on research in alternative social and economic policies, with a particular focus on labour movement. DEMOS has also organised various protest actions to strengthen and consolidate the activities of trade unions in Lithuania. Furthermore, DEMOS Institute organises educational events, seminars and lectures for trade union activists. DEMOS is also a small, alternative publishing house for outstanding research in the fields of labour movement, social justice and political philosophy.