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People who left Ukraine after 24 February 2022 often found themselves in a different sociocultural context in their new country. Understanding the local culture and society in which they now live can help them better adapt to their new environment.

Since 2006, our IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) has been providing free advice to migrants who want to live, work or study in Slovakia. As Slovakia is becoming more attractive to people from other countries, informing about their stay and work in the country is crucial for the IOM.

People fleeing the war in Ukraine have found themselves facing new circumstances and numerous challenges, which they are trying to cope with. For many women, this is an especially difficult time, as they are often responsible for supporting and ensuring the safety of their families.

The EU Talent Pool Pilot is a new pilot project of the European Commission for temporary protection holders from of Ukraine who were forced to flee the war and have been granted temporary protection in an EU Member State. The EU Talent Pool is designed to help them find work in the EU.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has extended the services of its IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) to all regions of Slovakia. In addition to Bratislava and Košice, migrants can get comprehensive services and useful information for life in Slovakia in Banská Bystrica, Nitra, Prešov, Trenčín, Trnava and Žilina.

I am one of those Ukrainians who had to flee from the war and happened to be in Slovakia since March last year. This February I celebrate 20 years of work for the UN.

The IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) supports EU and non-EU nationals in their integration into the labour market in Slovakia. The MIC provides support with orientation in the labour market, the preparation of a CV and cover letter and for a job interview, communication with employers or with a job search.

As people continue to cross the Slovakia–Ukraine border, prevention and detection of human trafficking are crucial when interacting with those coming from foreign countries into a new and unknown territory.

After a year of the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, a lot of Ukrainians are considering their options for returning or staying in the hosting country.

Creating and supporting community activities is one of the key priorities of the IOM team, which has been working in the Humanitarian Centre (HC) in Gabcikovo, where approximately 1,000 people from Ukraine with temporary protection status live.