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
- 06 December 2013
Slovak and foreign experts from Bratislava, Brussels, London, Prague and Vienna gave a presentation at the conference entitled Migration of Qualified Workers from Third Countries: Policies and Practice which was held in Bratislava on 20 November 2013. Invited speakers introduced the recent developments and policies in international as well as European labour migration and pointed out the economic and fiscal impact of migration. They also described measures which were implemented by the European countries in order to attract qualified workers from states outside the EU.
- 03 December 2013
IOM Bratislava will organize a counselling day for migrants from third countries on Thursday 12 December 2013 from 1pm – 5pm in the District Office in Trnava. Free counselling will be offered at one place by representatives from the Foreign Police Department, Labour Office, Department of State Citizenship and Registry Office, Trade Licensing Office and from the IOM Migration Information Center.
Counselling day for foreigners in Trnava will be held in the District Office in Trnava, Kollárova 8, Room No. 318, 3rd floor (map).
- 28 November 2013
One World Film Festival 2013 introduced a documentary film Aj my sme tu doma (We Are At Home Here) that was produced in 2013 by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the film director Marcel Pázman. The film was screened fourth times at the festival and was seen by nearly 400 youths from primary and secondary schools. After each projection they held debates with IOM staff about the film, migration and migrants in Slovakia.
- 05 November 2013
Košice – European Capital of Culture 2013 started second year of the Diversity Festival on 8th October 2013. The installment Hello&Goodbye was the attraction of festival that presented life stories of migrants living in Košice or Slovaks who lived abroad. Eleven public places in Košice offered the possibility to listen to the migrants' testimonies. Some of them were installed directly at places where migrants work as Thai massage salon – Baandokkoon, restaurant Passage 2 India or Turkish Kebab House. The testimonies were compiled and recorded by Austrian artists from uniT Kunstlabor Graz in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
- 05 November 2013
Knowledge about migration and lives of migrants in Slovakia, better cooperation among institutions and new skills for communication and work with people from other cultures are supposed to help state and self-government employees in their day-to-day work with migrants. Another 39 employees of Alien Police, Labour Offices, District Offices, Labour Inspectorates, Centres for Legal Aid, City Councils and a health insurance company from all over Slovakia took the opportunity of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and participated in the trainings in October 2013. The services of trained employees could smooth the integration of migrants.