Immigration Processes in Lithuania: Social developments of Chinese and Turkish immigrant groups

This paper is based on qualitative research analysing the dynamics of the immigration processes in Lithuania. It discloses the social developments of so-called ‘new immigrant’ groups – particularly those from China and Turkey – by analysing and comparing their current social situation in Lithuania. The results of the research provide the most up-to-date empirical data available on the peculiarities of Chinese and Turkish immigration to Lithuania, including the social developments and forms of social organisation of immigrant groups; their internal and external social resources, and their integration and immigration experiences on an individual and group level.

Karolis Žibas

Junior researcher- PhD student, Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Institute for Ethnic Studies,Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Topic of the paper:Immigration Processes in Lithuania: Social Developments of Chinese and Turkish Immigrant Groups
  • Research interests:contemporary migration processes: new patterns of migration in CEE after EU enlargement, immigration and integration policies and measures, labour migration and migrant integration processes, development of monitoring indicators on migrant groups in Lithuania.