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Don’t become a slave!

The IOM information campaign to help victims of trafficking. Call 00421 (0) 800 800 818 – this helpline is available to anybody in risk of becoming or has already become a victim of trafficking or who is considering working abroad.

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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

The new Course of Slovak Language for foreigners – we will start on 13 January in Bratislava and Košice

Are you a non-EU citizen, living in Slovakia and do you want to learn Slovak? On Tuesday, 13 January 2015, courses of the Slovak language organized by the IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) will start 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.

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Are you a foreign national and do you want do get employed in Slovakia? Read a new IOM brochure

The new brochure Employment of Foreign Nationals in Slovakia (2014 edition) in the Slovak, English and Russian language provides important facts and practical advice on the terms and conditions of employment of foreign nationals in Slovakia. Furthermore, you can find here a list of important obligations , arising from the legal system of the Slovak Republic, that foreign nationals have to comply with when they want to get employed and also during their employment in Slovakia.

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Trainings on Migration Help Employees of Various Offices in their Work with Migrants

In October 2014, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized another two trainings for employees of offices providing services to third-country nationals. The participants had an opportunity to broaden their knowledge on migration globally and in Slovakia, as well as on current migration and migrant integration policies. They got to know some cultural differences and first-hand experience of living in another culture shared by two members of Slovak Vietnamese community.

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IOM transferred another 120 refugees to Slovakia, they found here a temporary shelter

A new group of 120 Somali refugees arrived to Slovakia in September and October 2014. They are accommodated in the Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in Humenne where they will stay for a maximum period of 6 months. With the assistance of International Organization for Migration (IOM) they will undergo security interviews, medical examinations and cultural orientation courses which will prepare the refugees for life in the country of their resettlement. Afterwards they will be permanently resettled to a country that will receive them and provide them with a new home.

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"Don`t become a slave!", warns IOM`s campaign against trafficking in human beings

International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched the information campaign „Don’t become a slave!“ to help victims of trafficking. The campaign runs from October 2014 in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia in regions from whichmost of identified victims of trafficking come from. The campaign promotes helplines available to anybody in risk of becoming or has already become a victim of trafficking or who is considering working abroad. 0800 800 818 is the number of Slovak National Helpline for Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings and is toll-free for calls from the Slovak Republic. To reach the helpline from abroad, callers need to call from Slovak SIM card and dial 00421 800 800 818.

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IOM helps migrants even after their return home

This documentary film tells the story of a Vietnamese migrant who found himself in Slovakia in a hopeless situation. IOM assisted him with his return to Vietnam. Even after his return home IOM provided him with reintegration support, which helped him to pursue farming as means of earning living for his family. More stories.

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Publications

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Vitajte na Slovensku / Welcome to Slovakia / ДОБРО ПОЖАЛОВАТЬ В СЛОВАКИЮ

The brochure 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.

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