Project goal: firstly, to improve social conditions for the third country nationals for their successful integration into Lithuanian society. Secondly, to contribute to the changing attitudes of Lithuanian society to the immigrants from stereotypical and xenophobic images of the foreigners in society towards positive, open and tolerant views.
Project duration: January, 1 – December 31, 2009
-This project consists of three independent thematic parts which are composed as 5 minutes TV show and broadcasted on commercial TV channel LNK:
>Invisible…1 has the goal to discuss the problems that immigrants are facing upon arrival to Lithuania and present these problems to Lithuanian society
>Invisible…2 has the goal to present successful examples of the third country nationals’ integration in the labor market and the contribution of their work to the welfare of the country.
>Invisible…3 has the goal to present the live stories of the third county nationals, introducing their motives to come to live in Lithuania, first impressions, expectations and different experiences.
-CEA’s activities involve the search of the potential TV show participants, who are the third country nationals having temporal or permanent permission to live in Lithuania, to get the basic information about them and obtain their agreement to be interviewed and filmed for the TV show. On the basis of the primary questionnaire the CEA experts write the scenarios for each thematic part of the project and provides the text for each TV show which is read as voice-over during the show.
-CEA invites experts and participate as experts in commenting very specific problems that are identified by the participants of the show and prepare 3-5 questions for the experts to discuss the problems in a more complex way and broader context.
-CEA approach the employers where the participants work and identifies the benefits of having multicultural environment in work place and later propose the TV channel to interview and film inquired employers.
-CEA collects the information about the third country nationals, writes the articles about the project tasks and expected results, completes reports to the fund about the activities.
Project coordinator and broadcaster of the TV shows: commercial TV LNK
Project funding: European Fund for the Integration of the Third Country Nationals