Travel and work abroad safely with a mobile app SAFE!

Do not become a victim of human trafficking and download the new mobile application SAFE TRAVEL AND WORK ABROAD before travelling abroad! Available on the Google Play, in the App Store and on the IOM web site www.safe.iom.sk.

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IOM joins the United Nations

IOM joins the UN System as the UN Migration Agency at the Summit for Refugees and Migrants, at UN HQ in New York on 19 September 2016. Watch the IOM-UN agreement signing ceremony.

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About IOM

International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading international, inter-governmental organization in the field of migration. It acts in accordance with the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits both migrants and society. IOM has been active in Slovakia since 1996 where it continuously implements various projects and activities in the areas of migrant integration, assisted voluntary returns, counter trafficking, resettlement of migrants and coordination of the European Migration Network activities.

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News & Events

Application SAFE Prepares You for Safe Travel and Work Abroad

International Organization for Migration (IOM) created a new mobile application Safe Travel & Work Abroad, which by means of interactive game and useful information points out the risks of human trafficking. Download the application to your smartphone before travelling abroad and you will have all the useful information always with you – whether you travel abroad on holidays or for work.

The mobile application is available on Google Play and App Store (for Android and iOS) and on the IOM web site www.safe.iom.sk in five languages: Slovak, English, Czech, Polish and Hungarian.


19 September 2016: IOM Joined the United Nations

On 19 September 2016, International Organization fo Migration (IOM) became part of the United Nations (UN) System as a related organization. The UN-IOM Agreement was signed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and IOM Director General William Lacy Swing at the UN Headquarters in New York. More information is available on the IOM Global web site, on the web site of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants and the UN Media web site (photos and videorecording of the signing ceremony).


Get a Financial Contribution for Educational Course

The IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) offers to foreigners a financial contribution for further education or retraining. Foreigners are eligible for the contribution if they come from a non-EU and EEA country, came to live, work or do business in Slovakia, and taking a course will help them to find a new or better job or to improve their living situation.

You can apply for the contribution to 31 October 2016 the latest.


EMN Study: Determining Labour Shortages and the Need for Labour Migration from Third Countries in the Slovak Republic

The study informs about the Slovak labour migration policy, discussions on labour migration in the Slovak Republic or tools for identification of labour shortages and shortages in qualifications as well as envisaged labour migration needs in the Slovak Republic. Besides that it also analyses available statistical data and forecasts related to labour shortages in the Slovak Republic.


RELEASED: Newsletter of the IOM Office in the Slovak Republic, Issue 2/2016 – August 2016

Check out the latest issue of the newsletter IOM in Slovakia 2/2016 with interesting facts and news about the activities and services of IOM in Slovakia - available in Slovak and English language.

If you wish to receive the IOM Slovakia Newsletter directly to your e-mail, you can subscribe here: http://iom.sk/en/subscribe-to-iom-bratislava-newsletter.


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IOM - Join the I am a migrant campaign | #iamamigrant

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It is important to show that behind every migrant, there is a story worth hearing. Share your migrant story through the "i am a migrant" campaign that promotes better perception of migrants and migration. And invite others to do the same! More information can be found at http://iamamigrant.org.

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IOM Training Manual: Prevention of Human Trafficking

IOM Training Manual: Prevention of Human Trafficking

The manual serves as a practical tool for professionals who work with potential victims of human trafficking. It introduces the human trafficking issue and includes suggestions for group activities which can be used by teachers, people working in the area of prevention, lectors and other professionals to prepare lectures or further education activities on risks of human trafficking. The manual also provides tips on safe travelling and working abroad and gives advice on how not to become a victim of human trafficking.

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