How the World and Slovakia View Migration

Drawing on the results of a worldwide survey conducted in 142 countries, 43 per cent of people favour increasing or keeping the numbers of immigrants in their countries stable, while only 34 per cent support lower levels of immigration.

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Join the „i am a migrant“ campaing

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.

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Missing Migrants Project

IOM shares regurarly updated data on deceased and missing migrants around the world, on migration flows, transit routes, and other important data on recent trends on migration in Europe.

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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

RELEASED: Newsletter of the IOM Office in the Slovak Republic, Issue 2/2016 – August 2016

Check out the latest issue of the newsletter IOM in Slovakia 2/2016 with interesting facts and news about the activities and services of IOM in Slovakia - available in Slovak and English language.

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.


EMN Conference: How to Ensure Sustainable Returns of Migrants from the EU?

International Organization for Migration (IOM) as the European Migration Network (EMN) Coordinator for the Slovak Republic organised in the framework of the Presidency of Slovakia in the Council of the EU an international conference on Rethinking Returns from the EU: Sustainable Returns and Cooperation with Countries of Origin, taking place on 6-7 July 2016 in Bratislava.


In the First Six Months of 2016, IOM Provided Assistance and Services to Three Thousand People

Read the key results of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Slovakia achieved in the first half of 2016 in the field of integration of foreigners in Slovakia, assisted voluntary returns of migrants and their reintegration after the return home, counter-trafficking, resettlement of refugees and coordination of the European Migration Network activities.


During the Fjúžn Festival and the World Refugee Day, MIC Informed on Assistance in the Integration of Foreigners

The IOM Migration Information Center (MIC) provided counselling during the “Summer Parade” that was held within the 11th year of the Fjúžn festival in Bratislava in April 2016 and in June 2016 during the World Refugee Day. Directly on site, visitors of both events could receive various information leaflets and advice regarding the residence in Slovakia, acquiring Slovak citizenship and other important areas of life of the foreigners in Slovakia. Several dozen people benefited from counselling of MIC consultants.


Slovakia Provided Temporary Shelter to Another 38 Refugees

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) included these refugees in the humanitarian transfer programme. In May and June 2016 International Organization for Migration (IOM) transferred them from a refugee camp in Yemen to Slovakia which provided them with a temporary shelter.

The group is composed of Somali refugees, mostly families with children who were forced to flee their homes years ago due to ongoing conflicts.


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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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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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