Founded in 2009, the Energy Security Research Centre (ESRC) is a joint research centre of Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) and Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI). Scientific groups of different divisions of VMU or LEI may join the research centre, which specializes in the work related to research on energy security. ESRC is seeking to build theoretical principles of energy supply security evaluation, scientifically validate the criteria of energy security, prepare and develop evaluation methodologies for technical, economic, geopolitical and other consequences of possible energy disturbances. ESRC participates in international and national programmes and projects. It is also developing young scientists’ skills of scientific research, by providing an opportune circumstances for young scientists, Master’s and PhD degree students to gain the experience in scientific research related to energy security.