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
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Vacancy Notice – Expert Search – Elaboration of EMN study on unaccompanied minors
- Tuesday, 22 July 2014 09:40
EMN Educational Seminar on Forced Migration – Causes and Possible Solutions to be held in Bratislava
- Friday, 18 July 2014 13:25
International Organization for Migration (IOM) as the coordinator of the EMN National Contact Point in the Slovak Republic is organizing educational seminar entitled Forced Migration – Causes and Possible Solutions with expert lectures and discussions with professionals. The seminar will take place in Bratislava on 19 – 21 August 2014. 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.
Humanitarian Transfer of Refugees and Persons of Concern to UNHCR through the Slovak Republic: Temporary Shelter for 33 new refugees
- Thursday, 19 June 2014 08:13
International Organization for Migration (IOM), in cooperation with the Government of the Slovak Republic and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) organizes humanitarian transfer of another 33 Somali and Ethiopian refugees. The group consists of women and families with children who had to leave their homes due to ongoing conflicts and risk of persecution and fled to Yemen. They were granted international protection there and in May 2014 IOM transferred them to Slovakia which provided them with a temporary shelter. This is already a third group of refugees from Yemen, who were temporarily admitted to Slovakia based on the trilateral agreement between the Slovak government, IOM and UNHCR.
Social Workers Trained in the Prevention of Trafficking in Human Beings are Helping Communities in Eastern Slovakia
- Wednesday, 18 June 2014 08:20
In May 2014 IOM educated 24 field social workers in the prevention of trafficking in human beings (THB). During the two-day workshop "Training of Trainers" lecturers from IOM introduced current trends in THB and their experience with the assistance to Slovak citizens who became victims of this crime. These victims come mainly from Eastern Slovakia, which is also where the workshop participants work. An important part of the workshop was a training of preventive activities that the workers can use in their work with communities and in passing information and skills in the field of prevention of THB to their colleagues.
- Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:27
During the second weekend of April, Nedeľná paráda (The Sunday Parade) took place in Bratislava´s Stará tržnica (Old Market Hall) as an accompanying event of the multi-genre festival fjúžn. In addition to concerts, circus workshop or theatre performance, migrant communities living in Slovakia also contributed to the great atmosphere. They were offering their traditional meals and information on their countries of origin at the Multicultural Market. At the Market visitors could try food specialities from Brazil, Iran, Ghana, or Kazakhstan and get to know cultures and traditions of these countries. The Market Hall was crowded with visitors, you can visit the photogallery from the event here.