Integration of migrants

The IOM Migration Information Centre provides third country nationals with free counselling and services in order to facilitate their integration in Slovakia.

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Assisted Voluntary Returns and Reintegrations

Within the framework of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme, IOM helps unsuccessful asylum seekers and foreigners who reside in Slovakia irregularly and decide to return home with their return and reintegration.

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Counter-Trafficking in Human Beings

IOM in the field of counter-trafficking provides return assistance to trafficked persons and implements preventive and educational activities for capacity building of relevant stakeholders.

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European Migration Network

IOM is the coordinator of the EMN National Contact Point in the Slovak Republic. The EMN provides up-to-date, objective and comparable information on migration and asylum at Member State and EU-level with a view to supporting policymaking.

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Humanitarian transfer of refugees

IOM is responsible for the transportation, medical examinations, cultural orientation and language courses which are provided to the refugees under the protection of UNHCR who were given a temporary shelter by the Slovak Republic on its territory.

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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

EMN cordially invites you to Educational Seminar on Irregular Migration – Borders and Human Rights

International Organization for Migration (IOM) as the coordinator of the EMN National Contact Point in the Slovak Republic is organizing educational seminar entitled Irregular Migration – Borders and Human Rights. The seminar will take place in Bratislava on 25 - 27 August 2015. Educational seminar is aimed at professionals working in the Slovak state and public institutions, academic field as well as non-governmental organisations who are interested in forced migration issues. Registration form (available here) needs to be submitted by 12 July 2015 the latest.


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.


Slovakia provided a temporary shelter for another 15 refugees

In February 2015 IOM transferred 15 new refugees to Slovakia who will be temporarily accommodated in the Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in Humenne. Families with children from Ethiopia and Somalia had to leave their homes because of threats of persecution and fear for their own lives. For a long time they were stranded in refugee camps without any hope of returning home. Resettlement to another country that will receive them and provide them with a new home is their only chance at life in safe conditions.


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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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