Name / Title

Project “Entrepreneurship Development and Integration into Business Market of Foreigners who Received Asylum in the Republic of Lithuania”, implemented by public organization Alytus Business Incubator

Case Study Region

Alytus county, Lithuania

Geographical coverage

Alytus county and all Lithuania (participants from all Lithuania), trainings were held in Druskininkai, Alytus county


Training scheme

Main activity / focus

Integration of refugees into Lithuanian business environment

Target beneficiaries / market


Business trainings in Russian language for refugees from Georgia and other countries who had or sought political asylum in Lithuania

Year established


Current Funding source(s)

Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, through the programme “2008 Yearlong Programme of European Refugees Fund in Lithuania“


25 training participants. 5 of them started their business; some others were cooperating and helping. Businesses were mainly related to traditional food production (kebab bars, etc)


Not applicable




Alytus Business Incubator in this project was responsible for the entrepreneurship development of foreigners seeking for political Asylum in Lithuania and their integration into the business market. During the project Alytus Business Incubator arranged trainings and gave consultations about the basics of starting up and running business in Lithuania in Russian language. Alytus Business Incubator established contacts with the refugees in order to provide continuous help after the end of the project. According to the director of ABI, this project improved foreigners‘ knowledge about business environment in Lithuania and helped to create some workplaces.


Contact details


Alytus Business Incubator
Director, Žilvinas Varanka
Email: info@alytusvi.lt
Phone: +370 315 79539
Website: www.alytusvi.lt
Merkinės street 2A, 62252 Alytus