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
- Friday, 28 November 2014 15:26
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.
- Thursday, 27 November 2014 09:05
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.
- 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.