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.

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Lawyers from the Migration Information Centre answer questions about safe and legal employment. Photo © International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2023.

In February 2023, IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) organized a seminar for fhe Ukrainian community in Trencin on the topic of Safe work and legal stay conditions in Slovakia

Organized under the supervision of lawyers from the MIC IOM, this event was of particular importance for the regional operation of MIC IOM and the establishment of trust within the community. 

The Q&A part of the seminar raised a lot of questions which are of particular concern to Ukrainians thinking about staying in Slovakia either permanently or for a longer period. Generally, they were mostly concerned with the options of legal stay in Slovakia and legal employment opportunities. Thanks to relevant information they are aware of their rights when signing employment contract.

This event was organized by MIC IOM in cooperation with NIVAM.

Meetings on safe work were also held in Nitra and Topolcany. A total of 36 participants of the seminars were informed about their rights and obligations thanks to the expertise of the lawyers from MIC IOM.

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In Topoľčany, people were most interested in working conditions according to Slovak legislation. Photo © International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2023.

These seminars were organized in the partnership with IOM's implementing partner IPcko

Since 2021, more than 360 participants have attended sessions or online webinars about legal stay and safe work in Slovakia.

safe work nitra Lawyers from the Migration Information Centre in Nitra answered questions about permanent residence in Slovakia. Photo © International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2023.

MIC IOM organizes multiple sessions on the topic of employment, rights and responsibilities, and stays in the territory of the Slovak Republic not only for Ukrainians but for other communities as well. Read about our most recent article about the support we provide to people from Mongolia: IOM strengthens cooperation with and supports the Mongolian Community in Slovakia.

With the support of: 

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Migration Information Centre to Support Integration of Migrants in Slovakia (phase IX, Individual Project). The project is co-funded by the European Union from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). Home Affairs Funds.