Studies

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on international students from third countries in Lithuania (2020)
The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on international students from third countries in Lithuania (2020)
This study aims to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international students from third countries in Lithuania. To this end, in-depth interviews were conducted with experts from universities and colleges.
Children in migration: National Report of Lithuania 2019 (2020)
Children in migration: National Report of Lithuania 2019 (2020)

Conducted research presents national policies and practices concerning third-country minors in Lithuania.

Data management in the asylum procedure in Lithuania (2020)
Data management in the asylum procedure in Lithuania (2020)

The study overviews Lithuanian data management national practices in the asylum procedure. It also presents challenges facing Lithuanian authorities in the area of data management.

Attracting and protecting seasonal workers from third countries in the Republic of Lithuania (2020)
Attracting and protecting seasonal workers from third countries in the Republic of Lithuania (2020)
The aim of this study is to provide an overview of national experiences in admitting seasonal workers from third countries, some six years after the adoption of the Seasonal Workers Directive (2014/36/EU).
Comparative overview of national protection statuses in Lithuania (2019)
Comparative overview of national protection statuses in Lithuania (2019)
This EMN study provides an overview of those statuses granted in the Member States and Norway that address a protection need not covered by the international protection status as set out in the Qualification Directive and Temporary Protection Directive.
Beneficiaries of international protection travelling to their country of origin (2018)
Beneficiaries of international protection travelling to their country of origin (2018)
The study aimed to map information on the reasons for BIPs’ contacts with authorities and travels to the country of origin and how these cases were assessed by national authorities. Furthermore, the study examined whether such acts have had any possible consequences for the international protection status and the right to stay of the persons concerned.
Labour market integration of third-country nationals in Lithuania (2018)
Labour market integration of third-country nationals in Lithuania (2018)
The study aims to provide an overview of existing labour market integration policies in Lithuania targeting third-country nationals. It focusses on current policies and those either recently implemented (as of 2014) or amended since 2014.
Responses to long-term irregularly staying migrants (2020)
Responses to long-term irregularly staying migrants (2020)
The overall aim of this study is to provide an overview of existing policies and practices in Lithuania towards third-country nationals in a prolonged situation of illegal stay. The study aims to explore the responses and approaches to bring such situations to an end both by central and local authorities.
Attracting and retaining international students in Lithuania (2018)
Attracting and retaining international students in Lithuania (2018)

The study aimed to explore the national policies and practices in Lithuania to attract and retain third-country national students. It examined the incentives in place at national level to encourage international students to study in Lithuania and to stay on in Lithuania following graduation.

Attracting and retaining international students in Lithuania (2018)
Attracting and retaining international students in Lithuania (2018)
The overall purpose of this research is to evaluate why non-EU students chose Lithuania for their studies, how they rate the quality of their studies and do they plan to remain in Lithuania after finishing them.
Returning rejected asylum seekers (2016)
Returning rejected asylum seekers (2016)
The overall aim of this study is to inform decision-makers at both EU and national level and the general public on Lithuania’s approaches to the return of rejected asylum seekers, examining existing policies and identifying good practices.
The use of detention and alternatives to detention in Lithuania (2014)
The use of detention and alternatives to detention in Lithuania (2014)

The overall purpose of this study is to overview the use of detention and alternatives to detention in the context of Lithuania’s immigration policies. 

Practical response to the irregular migration in Lithuania (2011)
Practical response to the irregular migration in Lithuania (2011)

This study aims to provide an overview of the situation and key trends in Lithuania in recent years in the area of migration policy and migration process management, highlighting the key events dealing with irregular immigration issues/problems.

Marriages of convenience as a channel for irregular migration (2012)
Marriages of convenience as a channel for irregular migration (2012)

The aim of the study is to identify the scale and scope of two instances of misuse, namely marriages of convenience and false declarations of parenthood and to provide clear evidence, to the extent possible and including available statistics, of these types of misuse and how best to address them.

The organisation of reception facilities for asylum seekers in Lithuania (2013)
The organisation of reception facilities for asylum seekers in Lithuania (2013)

The main aim of this study is to identify good practices and existing mechanisms for flexible, efficient reception facilities whilst maintaining quality of reception conditions.

Integration of beneficiaries of international/humanitarian protection into the labour market (2015)
Integration of beneficiaries of international/humanitarian protection into the labour market (2015)

The overall aim of the study is to inform on the application of integration support measures for beneficiaries of international/humanitarian protection in relation to labour market access and participation, identifying existing policies and good practices.

Changes in immigration status and purpose of stay (2015)
Changes in immigration status and purpose of stay (2015)

The aim of this study is to provide an overview and analysis of the conditions that regulate the changes of status between different categories of third-country nationals in Lithuania.

The changing influx of asylum seekers in 2014-2016 (2017)
The changing influx of asylum seekers in 2014-2016 (2017)
This study provides an overview of the changes to national strategies, approaches and measures in response to the unprecedented migratory movements to EU Member States and Norway between 2014 and 2016.
Determining labour shortages and the need for labour migration from third countries in Lithuania (2015)
Determining labour shortages and the need for labour migration from third countries in Lithuania (2015)

The aim of this study is to provide an overview of the instruments in place in Lithuania to identify labour shortages and to quantify the needs for migrant labour from third countries. The study will also assess how the impact of labour migration on Lithuanian national labour markets is monitored and what kind of instruments are used to that end.

Dissemination of information on voluntary return (2015)
Dissemination of information on voluntary return (2015)
The main aim of this study is to identify approaches that have either targeted and/or have proven effective in reaching out to those irregular migrants who are not in contact with the authorities. The study also gathered information on Lithuanian policies and practices with regard to the dissemination of information on voluntary return more generally.
Social and health care services for migrants (2013)
Social and health care services for migrants (2013)

The study aims at investigating the legal and administrative opportunities of third-country nationals to receive social and health care services in the Republic of Lithuania. The target group of the study is the third-country nationals residing in Lithuania and holding a permanent or temporary residence permit.

Policies, practices and data on unaccompanied minors in Lithuania (2014)
Policies, practices and data on unaccompanied minors in Lithuania (2014)

The study aims to provide up-to-date information and comparable data on the numbers and state of protection of unaccompanied minors (UAMs) arriving in Europe.

Impact of visa liberalisation on countries of destination (2018)
Impact of visa liberalisation on countries of destination (2018)

The study analyses and reviews various migration indicators and developments in migration processes over the period of 2007-2017 as related to the introduction of the visa-free regime with the European Union (EU) countries, which entered into force in respect of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Georgia (Sakartveli) and Ukraine.

Establishing identity for international protection (2012)
Establishing identity for international protection (2012)

The aim of the study is to provide an overview of important challenges facing national authorities in their efforts to establish, in the absence of credible documentation, the identity of applicants for international protection (i.e. asylum and subsidiary protection) and for the return of rejected applicants.

Admitting third-country nationals for business purposes (2014)
Admitting third-country nationals for business purposes (2014)

The aim of this study is an evaluation of existing Lithuanian legal and policy measures used to facilitate and attract the entry and stay of third-country nationals for business purposes whilst safeguarding against misuse.

Lithuanian residents’ perceptions towards immigration and migrant workers (2010)
Lithuanian residents’ perceptions towards immigration and migrant workers (2010)
This research aims to provide an overview of Lithuanian public opinion towards migrant workers from third countries. A conducted survey showed that 19% of Lithuanian residents view immigration positively.
Attracting business and investment to Lithuania (2015)
Attracting business and investment to Lithuania (2015)

The overall aim of this study is to evaluate Lithuanian policy oriented towards attracting foreign business persons and investors, its practice and opportunities, and the direct connection of this process with migration.

Searching for family life: family reunification in Lithuania (2016)
Searching for family life: family reunification in Lithuania (2016)

The study aims to overview Lithuanian national policies and/or practices on family reunification and provide up-to-date information on recent developments in this field (i.e. since 2011 onwards).

Satisfying labour demand through migration (2010)
Satisfying labour demand through migration (2010)
The overall purpose of this study is to identify those sectors experiencing shortages in Lithuania, to outline the national strategies for addressing labour markets needs with third-country national migrant workers and to gain an understanding of the perceived effectiveness of these strategies.
Attracting highly qualified and qualified third-country nationals (2013)
Attracting highly qualified and qualified third-country nationals (2013)
The aim of this study is to outline policies and concrete practical measures in Lithuania that aim to attract (highly) qualified third-country nationals.
International students in Lithuania (2012)
International students in Lithuania (2012)
This study analyses policy and measures adopted by Lithuania to attract international students, identifies emerging challenges, possible cases of abuse, and aims to evaluate the impact that students exert now and can exert in the future on evolution of universities as well as on society and education.
Non-EU students' experiences in Lithuania (2012)
Non-EU students' experiences in Lithuania (2012)

The overall purpose of this research is to evaluate how non-EU country students feel in Lithuania, what positive and negative sides they see while coming and then living in it. The study also presents recommendations about possible changes allowing to attract more non-EU country students to Lithuania.

Visa policy and migration flows in the Republic of Lithuania (2010)
Visa policy and migration flows in the Republic of Lithuania (2010)

This study pursues the aim of presenting Lithuania’s visa policy and the latest developments in this field, analysing links between visa policy and immigration flows, with a particular attention devoted to prevention of illegal immigration and pointing out some problems of visa issuance. 

Return and reintegration of irregular migrants: entry bans policy and use of readmission agreements in Lithuania (2014)
Return and reintegration of irregular migrants: entry bans policy and use of readmission agreements in Lithuania (2014)

The study pursues the aim of overviewing the rules for imposing entry bans as applicable in Lithuania and assessing the extent of application of readmission agreements.

Transfer of asylum seekers to Lithuania (2016)
Transfer of asylum seekers to Lithuania (2016)

This research presents the first foreigners', transferred accordingly to the EU programs, experiences while living in Lithuania. The analysis showed that successful migrant integration requires policymakers to find new solutions, especially in the areas of temporary housing provision, Lithuanian language teaching and work opportunities.

Challenges and practices for establishing applicants’ identity in the migration process (2017)
Challenges and practices for establishing applicants’ identity in the migration process (2017)
The aim of this study is to present an overview of the important challenges faced by national authorities in their efforts to reliably establish and verify the identity of third-country nationals within the context of various migration procedures.
Approaches to unaccompanied minors following status determination in Lithuania (2017)
Approaches to unaccompanied minors following status determination in Lithuania (2017)

The study aims to explore the situation of unaccompanied minors who have been granted a residence permit or issued a return decision, and in turn, the approaches established by Lithuania to their integration or (voluntary) return.

The effectiveness of return in Lithuania (2017)
The effectiveness of return in Lithuania (2017)

This study aims at analysing the impact of EU rules on return - including the Return Directive and related case law from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) - on Lithuanian return policies and practices and hence on the effectiveness of return decisions issued across the EU.

Illegal employment of third-country nationals in Lithuania (2017)
Illegal employment of third-country nationals in Lithuania (2017)

Building on the information that is already available, the aim of this study is to map and analyse the measures in place at the Lithuanian national level to fight the illegal employment of third-country nationals, possible problematic areas and obstacles in this field and strategies and good practices to overcome them.

Circular and temporary migration (2010)
Circular and temporary migration (2010)

The study aims at presenting the concepts of temporary and circular migration, the effective legal regulation in Lithuania, an assessment of these forms of migrations as well as main statistical data. The period analysed covers the years of 2004-2009.

Migratory pathways for start-ups and innovative entrepreneurs in Lithuania (2019)
Migratory pathways for start-ups and innovative entrepreneurs in Lithuania (2019)

The overall aim of this EMN study is to provide an overview of the migratory pathways available to startups and other innovative entrepreneurs in Lithuania.

 Pathways to citizenship for third-country nationals in the Republic of Lithuania (2019)
Pathways to citizenship for third-country nationals in the Republic of Lithuania (2019)

The study provides a comparative overview of the existing schemes framing access to national citizenship through naturalisation for third-country nationals in Lithuania.