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Recently, as Europe has become a refuge for people from countries troubled by wars, economic and political turmoils, the numbers of ethnical minorities have been on the rise in Lithuania as well. According to the Department of Statistics, ethnical minority groups are exclusively concentrated in Vilnius. Meanwhile, the city population’s knowledge on incoming and settling people is often limited to scanty, often one-sided news appearing in the media, which fail to reveal the full information and form a stereotypical, often negative attitude. Incoming immigrants and political refugees lack both multilingual information on opportunities for social and cultural integration and open, direct communication with the local population.

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