Integration centres

Foreigners integration centres are established in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda.

Purpose

The aim of the Centre is to provide services in order to promote integration of third-country nationals and refugees, to ensure their security, social and economic independence by securing their basic needs and teaching competences to create a positive future in the host society. Services of the Centre are provided to foreigners who have a residence permit but are not citizens of the Republic of Lithuania.

Services

Social consultations, with visitors of the Centre advised on tax, education, healthcare, social guarantees, and employment issues; Consultation on legal issues; psychological counselling; career guidance counselling helps for jobseekers and foreigners who study to assess their professional qualifications and professional experience; a course in the Lithuanian language; civic orientation training; building personal competencies; public events with the society and foreigners aiming to break stereotypes and intercultural barriers.

Purpose

The Infocentre for Migrants provides free-of-charge social services to third-country nationals. Information is provided in Lithuanian, English, and Russian.

Services

Social consultations; individual legal advise; career guidance (consultations and mediation during the employment procedure); psychological counselling; courses in the Lithuanian language; civic orientation training; awareness raising events; educational training.

Purpose

Social integration of refugees, asylum-seekers, and new arrivals from third countries in Lithuania.

Services

Social workers help them find accommodation, integrate into the labor market, get a qualification; register with healthcare institutions. Particular attention is paid to children’s education, as well as to the teaching of the Lithuanian language. Meetings with the local community are also held, celebrating foreign and Lithuanian national and cultural holidays together.

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