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
The new Course of Slovak Language for foreigners – we will start on 13 January in Bratislava and Košice
- Wednesday, 10 December 2014 14:29
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.
- Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:10
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.
- Friday, 07 November 2014 15:02
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.
- Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:10
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.
- Tuesday, 14 October 2014 08:00
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.