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
- 03 February 2016
European Commission (EC) launched a public consultation on smuggling with the aim to collect opinions on the current EU legislation on prevention and fight against migrant smuggling and on what improvements could be made to this legislation. You can join the public consultation by filling the online questionnaire until 6 April 2016.
- 10 December 2015
Drawing on the results of worldwide survey conducted in 142 countries, some 43 per cent favour increasing or keeping stable the numbers of immigrants in their countries, while only 34 per cent support lower levels of immigration.
- 29 October 2015
Geneva – On 27 October 2015, IOM launched its flagship World Migration Report 2015 – Migrants and Cities: New Partnerships to Manage Mobility. The report, the eighth in IOM’s World Migration Report series, focuses on how migration and migrants are shaping cities and how the life of migrants is shaped by cities, their people, organizations and rules.
Temporary Shelter to Another 66 Refugees in the Programme of Humanitarian Transfer of Refugees and Other Persons of Concern Recognized by UNHCR through the Slovak Republic
- 24 September 2015
In September 2015 the Slovak Republic provided a temporary shelter on its territory to 66 Somali refugees from Eritrea. IOM transferred the refugees to Slovakia where they are temporarily accommodated in the Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in Humenne. The families were forced to flee their home country due to ongoing conflicts and fear for their own lives. Because many of them were stranded for years in refugee camps without hope of returning home, they were provided international protection and later chosen for resettlement to a third country. After years of uncertainty such a solution enables them to start their lives again in safe conditions.
- 23 September 2015
More than 60 employees of public administration and representatives of academia, non-profit sector, media and foreign embassies took part in the educational seminar entitled Irregular Migration – Borders and Human Rights organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as the coordinator of the European Migration Network (EMN) National Contact Point for the Slovak Republic in Bratislava on 25 – 27 August 2015.