Consolidated Support For The Social Integration Of The Foreigners Granted Asylum
(2nd stage)

Resources – the program of 2006 of the European Refugee Fund
Duration of the project - 01 01 2007 – 31 12 2007
Applicant of the project - Refugees Reception Center
Partners of the project:
  • Lithuanian Red Cross Society
The objective of the project – to stimulate the social integration of the foreigners granted asylum into the Lithuanian society, improving the particular infrastructure, the human resources, providing the social, juridical and psychological assistance.

The target group of the project: it was foreseen, that the target group of the project consists of:
  • Foreigners granted asylum – 10 people;
  • Foreigners granted asylum in the Republic of Lithuania, and use the form of the international protection in the Republic of Lithuania according to the national legislation (for example granted subsidiary protection) – 110 people.
It was foreseen, that 120 people of the target group would participate in the project.
In total 247 foreigners granted asylum participated in the project: 25 foreigners granted refugees status and 222 foreigners granted subsidiary protection. Almost twice more foreigners participated in the project that it was foreseen.

The main activities were implemented during the project:
  • There were prepared information articles about the project, the information leaflets were distributed; there was prepared the information stand about the project.
  • There was equipped the gym in the Refugees Reception Center. There was renovated and equipped the room for the psychological assistance.
  • There was provided the social, psychological and juridical assistance.
  • There were organized the trips, the festivals and the other events for the representatives of the target group, stimulating the integration of the foreigners granted asylum.
  • There were organized the courses of the Chechen language for the children of the foreigners granted asylum, the courses of the Lithuanian language and the computer skills courses for the adult foreigners granted asylum, there was organized the circle for the children of the foreigners granted asylum.
  • There was provided the financial support for the families of the foreigners granted asylum after the term of the integration.
  • There were organized the lectures concerning the rights of the children and the cleanness and the hygiene in the Refugees Reception Center in Rukla. There were organized the trips and the festivals for the children of the foreigners granted asylum.
  • There were published the dictionaries of 8 occupations, intended for the needs of the target group: a cook, a painter, a hairdresser, a machinist, a welder, a tiler, a tailor.
  • There was published the book “Get Acquainted With Lithuanian Land” in three languages, intended for the needs of the target group.
  • There was prepared and published the guidelines for the social work with the foreigners granted asylum, intended for the councilors of the social integration.
  • There were organized the courses (duration – 2 weeks) for the leaders of the community of the foreigners granted asylum, the seminar concerning the formation of the image of the refugees, the seminar concerning the financing of the activity, the final seminar of the circle of the courses.
  • There were prepared 15 information articles about the formation of the image of the refugees’ community.
The achieved results:
  • There was equipped the gym for the target group in the Refugees Reception Center (There was made the renovation of the gym, was bought the equipment)
  • There was equipped the room for the providing the psychology assistance in the Refugees Reception Center - 44m² (the renovation was made). The total space - 44m², including 14 m²- the room of the psychologist, 30m² - the room for the relaxation).
  • There were rented the premises for the Refugees Daily Center in Kaunas (295,04m²).
  • There were organized 6 festivals for the members of the refugees’ community in the Refugees Daily Center in Kaunas (in total 125 people participated, including 119 foreigners granted asylum).
  • There were organized 6 meetings with the local community in the Refugees Daily Center in Kaunas (in total 210 people participated in the meetings, including 64 foreigners granted asylum, 146 representatives of the local community).
  • There was organized the social activity in the Refugees Daily Center in Kaunas – 12 months (in total 61 foreigners granted asylum got the social assistance, there were provided 290 consultations)
  • 155 representatives of the target group visited the Refugees Daily Center in Kaunas.
  • There was organized the circle for the children of the foreigners granted asylum in the Refugees Daily Center in Kaunas (in total 30 foreigners granted asylum participated).
  • There were organized the trips to the theatres, the museums, the zoo for the children of the foreigners granted asylum (the total number of the trips – 12. The total number of the participants – 58, including 51 children of the foreigners granted asylum).
  • There were organized 4 festivals for the children living in the Refugees Reception Center (the total number of the participants – 80, including 59 foreigners granted asylum).
  • There were organized 2 trips for the children living in the Refugees Reception Center (the number of the participants – 39).
  • There were organized the courses (duration – 120 hours) of the Chechen language for the children (the total number of the participants – 24 children of the foreigners granted asylum).
  • There were organized the Lithuanian language courses (duration – 120 hours) for the adults (the total number of the participants – 25 foreigners granted asylum).
  • There were organized the computer skills courses in the Refugees Daily Center (the total number of the participants – 38 foreigners granted asylum).
  • There was ensured the possibility to use the internet for the foreigners granted asylum (169 foreigners granted asylum used it during the year).
  • There were subscribed 10 publications for the foreigners granted asylum in the Refugees Daily Center in Kaunas and 5 publications in the Refugees Reception Center.
  • There was provided the financial support for 19 foreigners granted asylum living in the families after the term of the integration.
  • There was organized the circle of 6 lectures about the rights of the children in the Refugees Reception Center (the total number of the participants – 28 foreigners granted asylum).
  • There was organized the circle of 9 lectures about the cleanness and the hygiene in the Refugees Reception Center. There were organized the trips and the festivals for the children of the foreigners granted asylum (the total number of the participants – 45 foreigners granted asylum).
  • There was provided the psychological assistance (57 hours) in the municipalities for the foreigners granted asylum (the total number of the participants – 35 foreigners granted asylum).
  • There were organized the sessions of the group psychotherapy (26 hours) in the Refugees Reception Center (the total number of the participants: 7 unaccompanied minors).
  • There was prepared the research of the psycho diagnostics (the size of the research – 52 pages).
  • There were published the short dictionaries of 8 occupations, intended for the needs of the target group: a cook, a painter, a hairdresser, a machinist, a welder, a tiler, a tailor, (each 200 copies).
  • There was published the book “Get Acquainted With Lithuanian Land” for the foreigners granted asylum (200 copies in Lithuanian, Russian language and 100 copies in English language).
  • There was provided the juridical guidance (duration – 36 hours) individually in Rukla and in Kaunas (the total number of the participants – 16 foreigners granted asylum).
  • There were organized 6 seminars (duration 4 hours) concerning the juridical questions of the social integration (the total number of the participants – 47 foreigners granted asylum).
  • There were organized the courses (duration – 10 days) for the leaders of the communities of the foreigners granted asylum (10 foreigners granted asylum participated).
  • There were provided individual consultations for the leaders of the communities fulfilling the tasks (there were consulted 6 foreigners granted asylum).
  • There was organized the seminar (duration 4 days) about the forming the image of the refugees (10 foreigners granted asylum participated).
  • There were prepared 15 information articles about the image of the community of the foreigners granted asylum.
  • There was organized the seminar concerning the financing the activity (duration 4 days) (the total number of the participants – 10 foreigners granted asylum).
  • There was organized the final seminar of the circle of the courses for the leaders of the community of the foreigners granted asylum (duration – 12 hours), (the total number of the participants – 10 foreigners granted asylum).
  • There were published 6 articles about the project in press.
  • There were published and distributed 1000 leaflets about the project; there was made the information stand.