The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in cooperation with the European Commission provided technical support to the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic for the development of a Labour Mobility Scheme for Slovakia (hereinafter referred as the Scheme). The Scheme aims to facilitate and accelerate the emloyment of foreign workers from non EU/EEA countries in Slovakia, mainly in the shortage occupations.
The Scheme has been prepared in close cooperation with the representatives of key government authorities, employers, social partners and local governments.
Beside the Scheme other outputs have been elaborated by the IOM with the aim to facilitate the implementation of the measures suggested in the Scheme and provide additional information for labour mobility policy makers and other relevant stakeholders implementing the labour mobility policies.
- Labour Mobility Scheme for Slovakia – Summary of the Measures
- Communication Strategy for the Labour Mobility Scheme for Slovakia
- Proposal for legislative changes
- Main Findings from the Research Reports Compendium
Labour Mobility Scheme for Slovakia:
The Scheme is an expert document and is of recommendatory nature. It is based on the 2018 Strategy for Labour Mobility of Foreigners in the Slovak Republic and reflects the Slovakia Recovery and Resilience Plan mainly in the field of attracting the needed foreign labour force.
The Scheme contains proposals for legislative, technical and incentive measures which:
- Reduce the administrative burden on government authorities, foreign workers from non-EU/EEA countries, and employers;
- Speed up processes and faster entry of foreign workers to the labour market;
- Facilitate systematic, transparent and predictable decision-making by government authorities;
- Simplify and centralize the system to gather all procedures harmoniously;
- Promote the active engagement of social partners.
The aim of these measures is to facilitate and accelerate the recruitment and admission of foreign workers to the Slovak labour market, increase Slovakia’s attractiveness through incentive measures, help foreign workers integrate into society, support the safe return of foreign workers to their country of origin and, at the same time, to contribute to an effective labour mobility policy in Slovakia.
Moreover, the Scheme offers several recommendations on bilateral cooperation with countries of origin of foreign workers, as well as on the collection of data necessary to assess labour mobility measures and instruments.
Supporting documents to the Labour Mobility Scheme for Slovakia:
Labour Mobility Scheme for Slovakia – Summary of the Measures
Communication Strategy for the Labour Mobility Scheme for Slovakia
Download the Communication Strategy.
Proposal for legislative changes
Main Findings from the Research Reports Compendium
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The project Technical Support for the Development of a Labour Mobility Scheme for Slovakia was funded by the European Union through the Structural Reform Support Programme and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM).