The Government of the Republic of Lithuania approved the legal acts’ projects designed to encourage foreigners who were granted asylum in Lithuania to seek better integration, and reward those who had already demonstrated such efforts – namely, by studying Lithuanian language, proving previous experience gained in their country of origin, looking for a qualified job.
Among the confirmed adjustments, the new scheme highlights these Social Security and Labor Ministry (SADM) initiated improvements:
- Individual integration plan which is proposed to be first discussed when a person (or a family) still resides in the Refugee Reception Centre. Later, when a person (or a family) moves to live to a municipality, the plan would be reviewed with its institution responsible for integration.
- In accordance to the individual integration plan, a foreigner who was granted asylum would be provided with services that reflect upon his/her personal needs.
- Social support sensitive to the integration progress – given a person (or a family) does (not) demonstrate proven interest to integrate, the support would remain unaltered or be up for a reduction. As previously, from month one to month seven foreigners who were granted asylum would be provided with basic size support that is calculated in accordance to the number of members in a family. The support could be differentiated when this period comes to an end.
- Foreigners who were granted asylum in Lithuania would be given a one-time support for accommodation that would be calculated in accordance to the number of members in a family.
Last year, Lithuania granted asylum to the total of 453 foreigners.