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
- 28 July 2015
International Organization for Migration (IOM) as the coordinator of the European Migration Network (EMN) National Contact Point in the Slovak Republic is organizing educational seminar entitled Irregular Migration – Borders and Human Rights. The seminar will take place in Bratislava on 25 – 27 August 2015. Educational seminar is aimed at professionals working in the Slovak state and public institutions, academic field as well as non-governmental organisations who are interested in irregular migration issues.Further information about the seminar and its programme can be found at www.emn.sk.
The registration of participants has been closed.
- 21 July 2015
From 2010 until May 2015, International Organization for Migration (IOM) delivered 24 trainings and 17 workshops for experts from the Slovak public administration institutions which provide services to third country nationals. More than 500 participants gained skills in intercultural communication and knowledge in the field of migration and migrant integration in Slovakia. The aim of the capacity building is to help improve the services for the migrants from non-EU countries as well as the cooperation of participating institutions. The participants of ten of the workshops were involved in the Information Days for Migrants. Migrants from 22 non-EU countries took advantage of this free counselling at one place. More information on the project and its results.
- 20 July 2015
The Report provides information on development in legislation and policies in the field of migration and asylum, legal migration and mobility, international protection including asylum, unaccompanied minors and other vulnerable groups as well as irregular migration and smuggling in the Slovak Republic in 2014. Besides, it analyses the measures in countering human trafficking, migration and its impact on the development of countries and returns of third country nationals. Part of the report is a statistical overview of legal and irregular migration as well as unaccompanied minors. The Annual Report is available in Slovak and English language.
- 17 July 2015
International Organization for Migration (IOM) continues to build capacities of employees of Slovak embassies and consular offices abroad who considerably help to identify victims of human trafficking and to provide assistance. As part of the pre-departure phase of the Slovak staff, IOM trained another 13 consular officers in May 2015. The trainings were conducted in cooperation with the Information Centre for Counter-trafficking in Human Beings and Prevention of Criminality of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic. More information on IOM educational activities in the area of Counter-Trafficking in Human Beings is available here.
- 16 July 2015
From January until the end of May 2015 IOM, together with its partners, gradually transferred 130 refugees of Somali and Ethiopian nationality from the Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in Humenne to the country of their final resettlement – USA. During their 6-month-stay in ETC the refugees had security interviews, medical examinations and courses of cultural orientation that helped them prepare for life in their new home.