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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

Another INFO DAY with counselling for foreigners will be held in Žilina on 4 December 2014

Are you a non-EU citizen living in Slovakia and do you need an advice on your residence, employment or starting business in Slovakia? Come and join us on Thursday 4 December 2014 at the INFO DAY that will be held at the Municipal Office in Žilina from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm. You can benefit from the free counselling provided in one place by the foreign police department, labour and trade licensing offices and a legal consultant of the IOM Migration Information Centre.

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Invitation to the EMN Conference: Protection and Care for Unaccompanied Children

International Organization for Migration (IOM), as the coordinator of the European Migration Network (EMN) National Contact Point in the Slovak Republic, invites you to the conference entitled "Protection and Care for Unaccompanied Children" which will take place at Hotel Mercure in Bratislava on 10 December 2014. It is primarily intended for representatives of state and public administration, non-governmental organisations and other professionals. The conference will present systems of admission, protection and care for unaccompanied minors in the Slovak Republic and selected EU Member States (Czech Republic, Austria, Ireland). If you are interested in attending the conference, please send us the completed registration form by 1 December 2014. More information and registration of participants can be found on www.emn.sk.

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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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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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