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.
News & Events
Migrants Can Learn the Slovak Language for Free. We Started on 16 September in Bratislava and Košice
- Friday, 19 September 2014 13:46
Are you a non-EU citizen, living in Slovakia and do you want to learn Slovak? On Tuesday, 16 September 2014, courses of the Slovak language organized by the IOM Migration Information Centre Slovakia started in Bratislava and Košice. The courses are free of charge, designed for beginners, pre-intermediate and intermediate. The classes are held at Grösslingová 4 in Bratislava and at Poštová 1 in Košice. Interested migrants may start the course at any time, each lesson is an individual unit.
Expert lecturers and professionals shared their know-how at the Educational Seminar on Forced Migration – Causes and Possible Solutions
- Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:05
Educational seminar on a selected topic of migration and asylum was organised for the third year by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as the coordinator of the EMN National Contact Point in the Slovak Republic. This year the seminar was held in Bratislava from 19 – 21 August 2014. It was attended by more than fifty professionals working in the Slovak state and public institutions, academic field as well as non-governmental organisations.
- Friday, 12 September 2014 07:55
On 17 August 2014, the community garden Krasňanský Zelovoc joined the global festival of pop-up restaurants Restaurant Day and for the whole afternoon it was successfuly transformed into a one-day restaurant. Migrants from Africa, Vietnam and other countries, for whom Bratislava – Raca has become a second home, took part in the festival and introduced their typical food and interesting programme.
- Thursday, 14 August 2014 15:42
The IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) published the new brochure Welcome to Slovakia that in the Slovak, English and Russian language provides foreigners with basic information about Slovakia prior to their arrival and about their first steps in the country. You can find here information and practical advice about stay and employment of foreigners; about education system, health care, social security system and other important aspects of living in Slovakia. The brochure also includes an overview of important contacts and institutions.
- Wednesday, 13 August 2014 08:55
Advisory days One-Stop Shop for migrants from outside the EU will be regularly organized every last Thursday of the month simultaneously on the premises of the IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) in Bratislava and Kosice. One-Stop Shop means that migrants can obtain in one place comprehensive and free advice from the alien police department, labour and health insurance offices and the legal consultants of the MIC. The first of a series of One-Stop-Shops will be held on Thursday, 25 September 2014 from 12:00 until 16:00 in MIC in Bratislava and Kosice. You can find more information on the MIC website.