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Open Courses of Slovak language for foreigners

IOM Migration Information Center (MIC) opens the next cycle of free courses of Slovak language for all citizens of non-EU/EEA countries. Courses start in Bratislava and Košice on 19 September 2017.

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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

2nd Annual Global Migration Film Festival in Bratislava attracted 270 visitors

The Global Migration Film Festival is organised by IOM in more than 100 countries all around the world every year. This year the festival in Slovakia has teamed up with the International Documentary Film Festival One World. They jointly created a separate film section World on the Move that featured films about lives of people on the flee, about perception and acceptance of migrants in European countries and how the society changes and divides under the influence of migration.

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Assistance to Migrants Upon Their Return Home From Slovakia

Every migrant who returns from Slovakia to a country of origin through Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme (AVRR) and needs to be provided basic living needs, housing or a source of living income for himself and his family, can request IOM Slovakia for reintegration assistance.

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Annual Report on Migration and Asylum Policies in the Slovak Republic in 2016

The European Migration Network 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 2016. 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.

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RELEASED: Newsletter of the IOM Office in the Slovak Republic, Issue 2/2017 – September 2017

Check out interesting facts and latest news about the activities and services of IOM in Slovakia – released in the latest issue of the IOM Slovakia Newsletter in September 2017: https://goo.gl/ViX9z6.

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.

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Check if You Need a Visa to Visit the Slovak Republic

The IOM Migration Information Center (IOM) launched a new on-line application VISA CHECK for foreigners from various countries of the world wishing to come to Slovakia. The application is designed to quickly check if you need a visa to enter the Slovak Republic. The application also enables you to determine what type of residence permit you need in order to study, work or do business in Slovakia.

During the first three months since its launch, the application has processed almost 400 requests for information from 75 countries.

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IOM - Join the I am a migrant campaign | #iamamigrant

Join the i am a migrant campaign

It is important to show that behind every migrant, there is a story worth hearing. Share your migrant story through the "i am a migrant" campaign that promotes better perception of migrants and migration. And invite others to do the same! More information can be found at http://iamamigrant.org.

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Publications

IOM Training Manual: Prevention of Human Trafficking

IOM Training Manual: Prevention of Human Trafficking

The manual serves as a practical tool for professionals who work with potential victims of human trafficking. It introduces the human trafficking issue and includes suggestions for group activities which can be used by teachers, people working in the area of prevention, lectors and other professionals to prepare lectures or further education activities on risks of human trafficking. The manual also provides tips on safe travelling and working abroad and gives advice on how not to become a victim of human trafficking.

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