Integration of migrants

The IOM Migration Information Centre provides third country nationals with free counselling and services in order to facilitate their integration in Slovakia.

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Assisted Voluntary Returns and Reintegrations

Within the framework of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme, IOM helps unsuccessful asylum seekers and foreigners who reside in Slovakia irregularly and decide to return home with their return and reintegration.

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Counter-Trafficking in Human Beings

IOM in the field of counter-trafficking provides return assistance to trafficked persons and implements preventive and educational activities for capacity building of relevant stakeholders.

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European Migration Network

IOM is the coordinator of the EMN National Contact Point in the Slovak Republic. The EMN provides up-to-date, objective and comparable information on migration and asylum at Member State and EU-level with a view to supporting policymaking.

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Humanitarian transfer of refugees

IOM is responsible for the transportation, medical examinations, cultural orientation and language courses which are provided to the refugees under the protection of UNHCR who were given a temporary shelter by the Slovak Republic on its territory.

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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

Ponuka stáže v IOM na oddelení boja proti obchodovaniu s ľuďmi

This article is published only in Slovak language.

Medzinárodná organizácia pre migráciu (IOM) hľadá na trojmesačnú stáž na oddelení boja proti obchodovaniu s ľuďmi (Counter-Trafficking – CT) študentov denného a diaľkového štúdia sociálnej práce, psychológie, medzinárodných vzťahov alebo sociológie, s výbornou znalosťou slovenského a anglického jazyka, ktorí sú samostatní a zaujímajú sa o témy migrácie a obchodovania s ľuďmi. Uzávierka prijímania žiadostí o stáž je 11. septembra 2015. Predpokladaný nástup na stáž je v druhej polovici septembra 2015. Ak máte záujem o túto stáž v IOM Bratislava, prečítajte si viac informácií.


RELEASED: Newsletter of the IOM Office in the Slovak Republic, Issue 1/2015 – August 2015

Check out the brand new issue of the IOM Slovakia Newsletter 01/2015 01/2015 with invitations to interesting events and news about achievements of IOM. 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.


IOM's Message for World Humanitarian Day (19 August): Inspiring Humanity in Challenging Times

IOM Director General William Lacy Swing's message for World Humanitarian Day (19 August): "Picture a scene at International Aid Headquarters in Erbil Iraq: A family has been waiting for hours in the hot sun. They need some basic information about the “who, when where” of an aid distribution…but communication has broken down, because the guard is unable to help.  He doesn’t know how to engage upward to his superiors to find an answer, nor directly to the needy—and that is how missions fail to meet their goals."


On World Day against Trafficking in Persons, IOM calls for renewed commitment against exploitation and trafficking

Geneva, July 30, 2015 – Citing a new study, “Addressing Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Times of Crisis”, International Organization for Migration Director General William Lacy Swing called the exploitation and trafficking of victims, a growing phenomenon in a world awash in conflict and natural disasters.  

“Trafficking in persons not only flourishes during a disaster, it is a direct result of disasters, every bit as much as the infrastructural damages, the loss of life or the food shortages which garner far more attention,” said Ambassador Swing.


30 July: World Day against Trafficking in Persons

CRISIS SITUATIONS ARE LABORATORIES FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKERS, says Ambassador William Lacy Swing, the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

"When disaster strikes, the humanitarian community rushes to respond. We mobilize resources, activate response mechanisms, send doctors, search and rescue teams, logisticians, counsellors, engineers, equipment, tarpaulins, food, medicine and water. All the paraphernalia of an emergency response, swings into action, to conflict zones, natural calamities, or man-made disasters."


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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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EMN Asylum and Migration Glossary in 23 languages

The third edition of the multilingual dictionary in the area of migration and asylum contains more than 400 expert terms in 23 European languages including Slovak. The Glossary is designed for professionals from state and public administration, policy makers, lawmakers, researchers, academics, journalists and other experts dealing with the topic of migration and asylum. It is prepared by EU Member States, Norway and the European Commission. The Glossary is available also as an interactive tool.

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