Refugee integration issues were discussed in Vilnius libraries
2016 m. Vilnius Municipal Central Library implemented the project "Adopt Do not Go", which aims - to change public attitudes towards refugees social integration processes. 2015. Resolution of the Government accepted that solving the crisis of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, Lithuania could receive up to 250 EK distributed to refugees that would allow access to health, social, educational, employment and so on. services. The decision led to various discussions and contradictory, and often hostile, stereotypical notions breakthrough. Often it is not even on the society, who is a refugee and who - the economic emigrant, etc. According to data provided by the Migration Department of the requests for asylum, compared to 2014 and 2015. number (447 and 351 people: http://goo.gl/34v6wg) Shows that in the country of asylum prašiusiųjų even decreased. This trend shows that it is often believed stereotypes, fear of knowing the true situation. In this context, the Vilnius City Municipality Central Library project "Adopt Do not Go" was to act as a community gathering, culture and information dissemination center.
Lithuanian Culture Council partially funded the project has been implemented in Vilnius central library and three of its branches around the city of Vilnius, ensuring cultural and social partners and the organization of the different speakers lectures, interactive discussions and training - where to put the comma in the sentence "Accept Negaliam Back?
Dr. Charles Žibo lecture-discussion on "Asylum and refugee flows in Europe and in the world: what do we know?" Provoked to ask whether the refugee crisis really exists. Karolis Žibas - lecturer of Vytautas Magnus University, researcher of Lithuanian Social Research Institute, a non-governmental organization's Diversity Development Group Director. During the lecture, K. Žibas said that the so-called "refugee crisis" is by no means the first in Europe. Throughout history mankind has been characterized by migration, but in recent years the situation should be assessed critically distance themselves from the word "crisis". Lecture The figures show that 90% of the world's migrants are labor migrants and their families, and only 10% - of asylum seekers. According to Dr. Žibo over 8 years, the EU population increased by 11 million. However, only 2 million consists of the natural growth of the population. The remaining 9 - migrants arrived in the EU. They should not be confused with last year refugees who came to Europe for the past number of much smaller - today the EU is committed to take only 200 thousand. refugees. K. Žibas emphasizes that the conflict in Syria has produced 5 million refugees, so it is necessary to pay attention to what a small portion of these people come to Europe and ask where all the rest? Statistics show that the majority of refugees from Syria to the whole non-European, but others in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. that the conflict in Syria has produced 5 million refugees, so it is necessary to pay attention to what a small portion of these people come to Europe and ask where all the rest? Statistics show that the majority of refugees from Syria to the whole non-European, but others in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. that the conflict in Syria has produced 5 million refugees, so it is necessary to pay attention to what a small portion of these people come to Europe and ask where all the rest? Statistics show that the majority of refugees from Syria to the whole non-European, but others in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
However, these facts are not widely distributed. Media hobby sensational headlines generate clicks cause a great stir in the society in which the refugee crisis "bubble. This is determined by the extremely negative reaction of the population refugees. Surveys show that the majority of the EU population refugee flow is identified as the biggest problem in the region these days. This approach thrive and Lithuania. The country survey found that many Lithuanian is extremely hostile to refugees. Paradoxically, the same people in the survey said that most refugees are not repeatedly encountered, they do not know and are not even seen as merely confirming that often - the refugee issue is covered with myths and stereotypes.
Sensitive asylum system in an overview of Lithuanian Caritas spokeswoman Ilma Skuodienė project lecture "foreigners granted asylum in Lithuania social integration model. Ilma Skuodienė - Vilnius Archdiocese Caritas Foreigners Integration Program Manager, asylum seekers foreigners working for 13 years.
According to I. Skuodienės asylum theme relevant to Lithuania was only after the Syrian conflict, Lithuania has committed to accept asylum seekers, although the country provided refuge since 1997. She stressed that in order to objectively assess the situation, it is important to know the difference between refugees and immigrants. The easiest way to do this may be to put questions: how quickly packed her things? Typically, a person running, ousted from their homeland, this is done in a few days, sometimes - for a few hours, and immigrants themselves decide, plan, when and for what purpose will go to another country. Different - and asylum procedure: the request, accommodation, education, to integration in various areas of life. Asylum Applications procedure takes 3 to 6 months. On request, persons Foreigners Registration Center in Pabradė or your chosen location, but so far - only their own funds. For people in this center is subject to certain security restrictions, such as the center there is only 24 hours, every entrance and exit to the territory is marked. The examination of an application for asylum claiming foreigners transferred to the Refugee Reception Center in Rukla, which is no longer restricted. However, I. Skuodienės said, it has long been debated whether Rukla suitable place to live in asylum seekers. After all, this is a military town, which is currently serving soldiers from training, etc., Or in a good environment to live in for people fleeing from the war? Under the existing regime, after 3-4 months. aliens must be transferred to the municipalities and to integrate into everyday life.
Integration - a complex, interactive process between the newcomers and the host community. Vilnius Archdiocese Caritas helped to integrate more than 200 people. Actual integration challenges - language skills, rental housing issues in the face of hostile preconceived ideas, and labor relations, when foreigners come can not provide evidence of their qualifications and are forced to work in low-paid, unskilled jobs.
The project "Adopt Do not Go Back" speakers and participants agreed that the issue of refugees in Lithuania should be assessed according to each case individually. Therefore, the information means and ways it could be done, scatter, and was one of the main objectives of the project - lectures, discussions, interactive training was shared integration of refugees conscious organizations and professional contacts, Lithuania gyvuojančiomis initiatives (eg., In receiving refugees), volunteering, refugee assistance opportunities.
The text prepared Julia Glosaitė Vilnius City Municipality Central Library