The Baltic countries and Poland share a long tradition of labour emigration. Today, demographic challenges have created a need for implementing policies to stimulate labour inflows. In this transition it is essential for the region to introduce policies that facilitate integration: policies that promote equal opportunities, rights and obligations and thereby enhance the convergence of societal outcomes between natives and immigrants.

The report is the result of a one year project funded by the Swedish Institute and carried out by the Stockholm-based think tank Global Utmaning (Global Challenge) in cooperation with partner organisations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.