INFO DAY for foreigners, 28 May 2015 in Bratislava and Košice

If you are a non-EU citizen, you can benefit from free counselling on residence and life in Slovakia provided at one place by experts from several institutions.

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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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Come and Join Us on 28 May at INFO DAY for foreigners with counselling provided by experts from several institutions

Are you a non-EU citizen and do you need an advice on your residence, employment or health insurance issues in Slovakia? Come and join us on 28 May 2015 at INFO DAY that will be held in the IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) in Bratislava and in Košice from 12 pm to 4 pm (map). You can benefit from the free counselling on residence, employment and health insurance in Slovakia provided in one place by representatives from the Foreign Police, Labour Office, Health Insurance Company, Trade Licensing Office with the support of MIC consultants.


External Evaluation of the European Migration Network – Give Your Feedback

Get involved in an independent external evaluation of the European Migration Network (EMN) which is being carried out on behalf of the European Commission. Fulfilling of a brief e-survey should last no more than 5-10 minutes. E-survey will be available online until 1 June 2015. Gathered information will be used by the European Commission and EU Member States to determine future direction and activities of the network. Thank you for your cooperation.

The coordinator of EMN in Slovakia is IOM Bratislava.


European Migration Network is preparing five new studies in 2015

International Organization for Migration (IOM) as the coordinator of the European Migration Network (EMN) National Contact Point for the Slovak Republic will prepare on behalf of the Slovak Republic the following five studies in 2015: Admitting third-country nationals for business purposes, Determining labour shortages and labour migration needs in the EU, Dissemination of information on voluntary return: how to reach irregular migrants not in contact with the authorities, Integration of beneficiaries of international protection and their social security, Mixed migration and changes of status and Annual Report on Migration and Asylum Policies 2014. See the EMN studies published until the year 2014.


European Migration Network published an updated EMN Asylum and Migration Glossary

The Glossary is designed for employees of state and public administration, policymakers, lawmakers, researchers, academics, journalists and other experts dealing with the topic of migration and asylum. The new edition of the Glossary contains more than 400 terms translated into 23 languages including Slovak.


EMN Conference brought knowledge about unaccompanied minors in Slovakia and Europe

National and foreign experts from Bratislava, Budapest, Dublin, Prague and Vienna delivered a speech at the conference on Protection and Care for Unaccompanied Children held on December 10, 2014 in Bratislava. The conference introduced service development and current model of care for unaccompanied minors, determination of the best interest of the child, individual risk assessment, age assessment and prevention of disappearance of unaccompanied minors.


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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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