Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Social Pedagogy / Social Work, grade: no mark, but accepted as o.k., University of Applied Sciences Mittweida (Fachbereich Soziale Arbeit/Sozialpädagogik), course: European educational Programme for Social Work, 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: On the following pages I'll try to look at the situation of immigrants in the three countries Germany, Sweden and Lithuania. I want to find out in which way poverty is a problem for these people. Which are their chances on the labour market, their educational chances, their health-situation, their living situation and their social situation? Do they have a higher poverty risk than the established population? Which specific problems do they have? After describing the situation in each country I'll try to make some comparisions and find out the commonalities and differences.