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
- 11 June 2015
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.
- 22 April 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.
- 21 April 2015
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.
- 17 April 2015
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.
- 14 April 2015
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.