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Košice, 19. júna 2014 – Príďte v sobotu 21. júna 2014 o 17. hodine do Trixen Wake&Ski parku na Sídlisku nad Jazerom v Košiciach na tretí ročník podujatia Svet na dlani. Za jeden deň tu môžete spoznať a zažiť rozmanitosť kultúr, tradícií a jedál z rôznych krajín sveta. Podujatie organizuje Medzinárodná organizácia pre migráciu (IOM) v spolupráci so zástupcami komunít migrantov z Indie, Thajska, Ruska, Ukrajiny a Peru.

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Bratislava, 17. decembra 2013 – Na svete je v súčasnosti 232 miliónov migrantov. Ak by založili štát, vytvorili by piatu najľudnatejšiu krajinu sveta po Číne, Indii, USA a Indonézii. Rozsiahla mobilita ľudí je väčšia než v ktoromkoľvek okamihu novodobej ľudskej histórie. V roku 2000 vyhlásilo Valné zhromaždenie OSN 18. december za Medzinárodný deň migrantov, aby pripomenulo, že treba zaistiť dodržiavanie základných ľudských práv a slobôd pre všetkých migrantov.

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Bratislava, 18. novembra 2013 – Domáci a zahraniční experti z Bratislavy, Prahy, Viedne, Bruselu a Londýna vystúpia 20. novembra 2013 v Bratislave na konferencii Migrácia kvalifikovaných pracovníkov z tretích krajín: politiky a prax. Predstavia súčasný vývoj a politiky v oblasti pracovnej migrácie vo svete a v Európe a priblížia aj opatrenia, ktoré zaviedli európske štáty, aby získali kvalifikovaných pracovníkov z krajín mimo Európskej únie. Konferenciu organizuje Medzinárodná organizácia pre migráciu (IOM) ako koordinátor Národného kontaktného bodu Európskej migračnej siete (EMN) v SR.

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Košice, 25. júla 2013 – Jedinečné multikultúrne podujatie Svet na dlani v sobotu 27. júla 2013 o 17.00 hod. v priestore Trixen Wake&Ski parku na Sídlisku nad Jazerom v Košiciach symbolicky spojí rôzne kultúry sveta. Podujatie organizuje Migračné informačné centrum IOM v spolupráci so zástupcami komunít migrantov z Latinskej Ameriky, Indie a Thajska.

Although hundreds of Slovaks leave the country every year to look for a better future abroad, Fernando, a young man from Guatemala, found happiness in Slovakia after he fell in love with a Slovak woman, the Slovak traditional dish, bryndzové halušky, and the cold weather.

Slovakia might not be the first-choice destination for students seeking an international experience during their studies but nevertheless a fair number of students from all parts of the world are living, studying, and sometimes also staying to work in one of Slovakia’s cities.

Seeking a place where he could feel safe Abdi, a young Somali refugee, was smuggled last year to territory near the Slovak-Ukraine border where, exhausted from crossing mountains for three days, he was caught by Slovakia’s border police.

Slovakia can be seen as a safe country with much better living conditions for those fleeing from economically-unstable nations or regions stricken with war. But even citizens of economically-developed nations can find that Slovakia has huge potential for those who want to invest, establish new enterprises and start new lives. That was the challenge that attracted Frédéric Miskiewicz to settle in Slovakia.

Falling into a trap set by human traffickers changed his life. Július, a man in his fifties, accepted an opportunity to leave a region of Slovakia with high unemployment to earn some money abroad. Everything seemed to be all right, his future employer even drove him by car to Italy. Upon arrival, however, he was confronted with the reality that rather than the promised job on a construction site he was forced to beg and collect money for his captors. Having no place to sleep, living on the street in the same clothes with little food, and under permanent threat from his captors, Július suffered greatly until he was rescued by Slovak tourists who took him to a local police station.

Employing foreigners in Slovakia has some pitfalls as well as positive aspects for employers. Foreign nationals living in Slovakia, or those seeking to come here for work, are highly motivated to find and keep a job or to improve their qualifications. Foreign nationals can bring new ideas to workplaces and enrich their colleagues by their knowledge of different cultural and work experiences. When hiring a foreigner, an employer also acquires an employee who has mastered several languages, which can help in communication with customers in other parts of the world.