Publications

Migrant Integration

In november 2012, more than 400 meetings of local and migrant families in 7 European countries took place. Selected family meetings and public inquiries on the attitudes towards migrants and migration was filmed in each country. The documentary film Next Door Family was made of this footage to demonstrate coexistence of locals and migrants in Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Italy, Spain and Slovakia. English subtitles.

 

The new documentary film We Are at Home Here highlights the attitudes of Slovak public towards migrants and through personal stories of migrants from different countries as well as the well-founded data presents the life of migrants and the reality of migration in Slovakia. Slovak language.

 

IOM´s research on migrants’ experiences with violence and exploitation in public space, domestic violence and violence at workplace. Information is followed by a review and characteristics of the largest migrant groups in Slovakia, evaluation of existing legislation, politics and practice in the field of violence, comparison and best practices from abroad and recommendations for institutions, practice and policies. In Slovak language with an English executive summary.

 

A toolkit on migration and asylum in the European Union designed for teachers and other educators offering teaching materials for students on migration and asylum. Slovak language.

 

Reference source of structural data for the stakeholders with the aim of analyzing trends of foreign migration in the Slovak Republic after its accession to the European Union. The Publication includes complex, recent and analytically processed information for all stakeholders in the field of international migration which will be helpful for the creation of migration policies. Slovak language.

 

The publication offers analysis of the situation in the field of migrants' integration into the Slovak society and recommendations for its systematic improvement. The recommendations are based on the long term experiences of the IOM Migration Information Centre and interviews with the representatives of relevant public and non-governmental institutions. Slovak language.

 

The publication studies attitudes of the Slovak public to foreigners and foreign migration. The applied research methods helped to identify the attitudes of the Slovak public to foreigners and to problems of migration. They also helped to more closely define migration concerns and expectations in relation to the government and public administration as well as to disclose the cultural background of the public attitudes to foreigners and migration. Slovak language.

 

Project's textbook contains a set of recommendations, examples of best practices from selected EU member states and proposals for of the development and implementation of the introductory programmes for the social and cultural orientation in the Slovak Republic. Slovak language.

 

Conference National Dialogue on Integration Textbook. The aim of the conference was to facilitate the exchange of experiences and best practices among selected EU Member States and to propose recommendations for concrete areas of migrants' integration in the Slovak Republic. Slovak language.

 

Project's textbook - selection from publications, studies and materials gained through participation in different meetings during the study visits and workshops of the project focused on the capacity building of key stakeholders in the field of integration. Slovak language.

 

This multilingual information brochure of the IOM Migration Information Centre contains information for migrants related to the basic orientation prior to arrival in Slovakia and to the first steps in the new country. You can find here practical advice and important reminders of obligations which arise from the legal order of the Slovak Republic. Information in this brochure is available in the Slovak, English and Russian language.

 

This multilingual information brochure of the IOM Migration Information Centre contains information related to entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic and to acquiring or extending the residence in the Slovak Republic. You can find here practical advice and important reminders of obligations which arise for the foreigners from the legal order of the Slovak Republic. Information in this brochure is available in the Slovak, English, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Arabic language. Version: 2014.

 

This multilingual information brochure of the IOM Migration Information Centre contains information related to acquiring the Slovak citizenship. You can find here practical advice and important reminders of obligations which arise from the legal order of the Slovak Republic after acquiring Slovak citizenship. Information in this brochure is available in the Slovak, English, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Arabic language.

 

This multilingual information brochure of the IOM Migration Information Centre contains information related to the terms and conditions of employment of foreign nationals in Slovakia. You can find here practical advice and important reminders of obligations which arise from the legal order of the Slovak Republic during the term of your employment. Information in this brochure is available in the Slovak, English and Russian language.

 

This multilingual information brochure of the IOM Migration Information Centre contains information related to the conditions for conclusion of a marriage between a foreign national and Slovak national or between two foreign nationals. You can find here practical advice and important reminders with regard to obstacles you may encounter when getting married in Slovakia, as well as your obligations after concluding a marriage arising from the legal order of the Slovak Republic. Information in this brochure is available in the Slovak, English, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Arabic language.

 

This multilingual information brochure of the IOM Migration Information Centre contains information related to the conditions for sole trading of foreigners in Slovakia. You can find here practical advice and important reminders of obligations which arise  from the legal order of the Slovak Republic during the period of conducting a trade in Slovakia. Information in this brochure is available in the Slovak, English, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Arabic language.

 

This multilingual information brochure of the IOM Migration Information Centre contains answers to basic questions regarding residence and employment of foreigners in Slovakia.  The brochure contains an overview of rights and obligations, practical advice as well as important reminders of obligations related to temporary and permanent residence, working conditions, acquisition of a work permit and Blue Card, as well as to giving birth to a child in Slovakia. Information in this brochure is available in the Slovak, English, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Arabic language.

 

This multilingual information brochure of the IOM Migration Information Centre contains information regarding the possibilities and conditions of social security for foreign nationals in Slovakia. The brochure primarily deals with social insurance of third-country nationals, i.e. nationals of countries that are not Member States of the European Union or of the European Economic Area. Information in this brochure is available in the Slovak, English, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Arabic language.

 

This multilingual information brochure of the IOM Migration Information Centre provides an overview of contact places of state and self-governing authorities as well as non-governmental and non-profit organizations in Slovakia, which foreigners are most likely to come into contact with. Information in this brochure is available in the Slovak, English, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Arabic language.

 

Training manual for guardians and caregivers working with unaccompanied minor asylum-seekers. Slovak language.

 

This report documents the experiences and views of UAMAS and former UAMAS concerning the assistance and protection provided to them in 10 EU Member States. English language.

 

Assisted voluntary returns

Mr. Minh left Vietnam in 2008 and he came legally to work in Slovakia. He was employed as a factory worker. In order to get this job, he ran up debts and when the factory closed down due to the crisis, he found himself in a hopeless situation and without any money for returning home. IOM covered the costs of his travel home and provided him with additional assistance which helped him start poultry farming and growing fruit.

 

Mr. Xuan Quynh lived in Slovakia for more than four years. He did not have legal residence permit in the country. IOM assisted him with his return home to Vietnam and provided him with the support which he used to expand a shop with mobile phones. The shop generates revenue that is sufficient for living of the whole family. With this help Mr. Xuan Quynh can live and work together with his relatives.

 

Ms. My left her native Vietnam and departed for Russia to help her sister. Ms. My lived in Moscow where she worked in a garment factory. Her cousin called her to come to Slovakia and promised to pay a higher salary to her. Ms. My crossed the Slovak border illegally and difficult life begun. Thanks to IOM assistance she could return home to Vietnam successfully and safely. After returning back, IOM supported her to rent a temporary accommodation for the first months so that she could have a place where she could live.

 

Mr. Vitalie left for work in Slovakia and lived here for two months illegally. He could not find any work and decided to return home with the assistance of IOM. After his return IOM provided him with support which helped him to expand his family's farm specialised in growing fruit trees seedlings. He sells cherry pear and apple seedlings in the marketplace in Chisinau. The IOM assistance allowed Vitalie and his family to gain an important source of income and a life with dignity.

 

Mrs. Alexandra left for Slovakia to make some money and pay back all of her debts. She lived and worked here for 13 years illegaly. She was detained by the police and threatened with deportation back home. IOM helped her return back to Moldova. IOM supplied her with the building material so Mrs. Alexandra could renovate her destroyed and uninhabitable house and has a place to live.

 

Brochure with information on the IOM Assisted Voluntary Returns (in Slovak, English, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian and Arabic).

 

Poster with information on IOM Assisted Voluntary Returns Programme.

 

Brochure with information on the IOM reintegration assistance provided to migrants after their return home (in Slovak, English, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian and Arabic).

 

Counter-Trafficking in Human Beings

The brief manual introduces the mobile application, provides instructions on how to use it in education about human trafficking and how to inform young people about safe traveling principles. The manual and the application are available in five languages: Slovak, Czech, Polish, Hungarian and English. Application is available for free at Google Play and App Store and on the IOM website www.safe.iom.sk.

 

The manual serves as a practical tool for professionals who work with potential victims of human trafficking. It introduces the human trafficking issue and includes suggestions for group activities which can be used by teachers, people working in the area of prevention, lectors and other professionals to prepare lectures or further education activities on risks of human trafficking. The manual also provides tips on safe travelling and working abroad and gives advice on how not to become a victim of human trafficking. The manual is only in Slovak language.

 

By reinforcing the knowledge of relevant experts about the issue of human trafficking, this publication helps to implement individual or group prevention, identification of the victims of trafficking and last but not least, to facilitate effective cooperation of subjects involved in placing the victims into the network of help. The publication was compiled by Katarína Kubovičová, IOM Bratislava. Slovak language.

 

The publication focuses on the early identification of victims of human trafficking among migrants and asylum-seekers in the Slovak Republic. It contains information about the latest practices used on the international level for identification and basic help to victims of human trafficking in the context of migration by the means of providing specific practical tools for identifying, dealing with and then reporting the victims - migrants into the respective system of care. The publication was compiled by the counter-trafficking team of IOM Bratislava. Slovak language.

 

The brochure is focused on the prevention of risks related to working abroad. Slovak language

 

The brochure is focused on the prevention of risks related to working abroad. Slovak language

 

This prevention brochure is designed for people who plan to travel abroad to find a job. It provides basic information about human trafficking, useful advice before the departure and during their stay abroad and important contacts on helping organisations and embassies. This publication was compiled by the counter-trafficking team of IOM Bratislava. Slovak version (update: March 2016).

In addition, you can read more information on safe traveling and working abroad on the IOM website: www.bezpecnecestovanie.iom.sk (Slovak version).

 

TV commercial about the prevention of human trafficking promoting the National Anti-Trafficking Hotline focused on trafficking in women. Slovak language.

 

TV commercial about the prevention of human trafficking promoting the National Anti-Trafficking Hotline focused on trafficking in men. Slovak language.

 

A documentary film called ‘0800 800 818’ reflects the current trends in human trafficking and is focused on the Slovak victims abroad. Through four real stories the film does not discuss only forced prostitution but also forced labour and forced begging. The aim of the film is to provide preventive information and introduce the possibilities of help to men and women who may have become victims of this crime. The documentary film was created by IOM International Organization for Migration in cooperation with the director Marcel Pázman. The film was made with the financial support of the Government Council for Crime Prevention, the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund. Slovak language, English subtitles.

 

The brochure contains self-identification questions on human trafficking, information about the Programme of Support and Protection of the Victims of Human Trafficking and contacts of non-governmental partner organisations in EU Member States. Information is provided in 15 languages: Slovak, English, French, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Moldovan, Hindi, Persian, Pashto, Urdu, Panjabi, Bengali.

 

Brochure on how social workers, employees of foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and employees of health care facilities can recognize victims of trafficking and how they can help. The brochure was compiled by the counter-trafficking team of IOM Bratislava. English version.

 

European Migration Network

An information leaflet about the activites of the European Migration Network (EMN).

 

The EMN Bulletin informs about actual situation, outputs and statistics in the fields of migration, integration and asylum at EU and Member State level. Only the English version is available for download.

 

A multilingual glossary on migration and asylum prepared in the framework of the European Migration Network. The last update of the glossary from 2014 contains terms translated into 23 European languages including Slovak and is available also as an interactive tool on the European Commission website. English version.

 

Annual reports on migration and asylum policies prepared by the European Migration Network provide an overview of the most important developments in terms of legislative and policy changes as well as changes in approaches in the fields of migration and asylum during the respective year. They also provide an overview of the public discussions, expert meetings, conferences, various projects and provide relevant statistical data in these areas. The reports describe national developments and put them in the context of the EU policies and legislation. The recent Report covering the year 2015 (English version).

 

The study informs about the Slovak labour migration policy, discussions on labour migration in the Slovak Republic or tools for identification of labour shortages and shortages in qualifications as well as envisaged labour migration needs in the Slovak Republic. Besides that it also analyses available statistical data and forecasts related to labour shortages in the Slovak Republic. English version (available as a questionnaire).

 

EMN focussed study prepared within the European Migration Network (EMN) activities describes institutional and legislative framework of care for unaccompanied children in the Slovak Republic, their entry, reception and integration measures including accommodation and material support, access to legal aid, health care and education. Moreover, the study analyses possibilities of durable solution for unaccompanied minors, the issue of disappearance of minors and their escape from foster homes, existing measures after reaching 18 years of age and their return and reintegration. The study provides relevant statistical information from 2009 to 2013. English version (available as a questionnaire).

 

This focussed study prepared in the framework of the European Migration Network focuses on legislative regulation and good practice in the field of detention and alternatives to detention of third-country nationals, while discussing the reasons for detention and release from detention. It provides mapping of the types of detention facilities as well as conditions in detention. The impact of detention and alternatives to detention is analysed in relation to returns and international protection procedures. English version (available as a questionnaire).

 

This focussed study prepared in the framework of the European Migration Network analyses to what extent the Slovak Republic uses the entry bans and readmission agreements within its return policy. Specifically, the study describes practical application of both instruments and their synergies with reintegration assistance which ensures sustainable return of irregular migrants to their countries of origin. The text of the study is accompanied by current statistics related to irregular migration and return. English version (available as a questionnaire).

 

This focussed study prepared in the framework of the European Migration Network describes the political and legislative measures in the Slovak Republic in the area of attracting highly qualified and qualified workers – third country nationals. It also deals with the issue of effectiveness of such measures and their evaluation. The challenges and barriers for this group of migrants in accessing the Slovak labour market are also described. English version (available as a questionnaire).

 

The study deals with the political and legislative framework regulating the participation of third-country nationals in Slovakia´s social security system, their access to various social security benefits and healthcare, and related administrative procedures. It also provides an overview of bilateral agreements that Slovakia has concluded with third countries in the field of social security, and a statistical overview of the number of employed, unemployed, and economically inactive third-country nationals. The publication contains three case studies with an overview of the way of applying for the respective types of benefits as well as of the administrative procedures and decision-making of state authorities related to the granting of the benefits. English version.

 

This focussed study prepared in the framework of the European Migration Network provides an outline of organisation of reception facilities for asylum seekers in Slovakia. English version (available as a questionnaire).

 

This focussed study prepared in the framework of the European Migration Network examines how (potential) victims of trafficking in human beings are identified in the Slovak Republic in procedures for international protection and in forced returns of rejected applicants for asylum. The study also provides an overview of how the identification of a (potential) victim of human trafficking results to other residence granting procedures. Furthermore, the study contains information about the numbers of victims identified in this way and about related educational and training activities and manuals for workers coming into contact with (potential) human trafficking victims in international protection or forced returns procedures. English version (available as a questionnaire).

 

This study prepared in the framework of the European Migration Network aims at describing the national system of education and relevant legislative measures with the focus on international students – third country nationals as well as the general practice in the Slovak Republic towards this group of international students. The study provides also information on international cooperation and impacts of the mobility of international students onto Slovakia. English version.

 

Focussed study prepared within the European Migration Network activities provides overview on national visas and residence permits as well as statistics and barriers relevant to intra-EU labour mobility. English version (available as a questionnaire).

 

Focussed study prepared within the European Migration Network activities summarises the relevant statistics and legislative framework in the area of establishing identity of  third country national, describes the methods of identity detection and deals also with the decision making procedure in this regard. English version (available as a questionnaire).

 

A focussed study prepared by the European Migration Network identifies the scale and scope of two instances of the misuse of the right to family reunification, namely marriages of convenience and false declarations of parenthood of third-country nationals, as a route to settlement in the EU. It informs about the legislative, political and practical measures and available statistical data, and identifies best practice examples in the prevention of and fight against this phenomenon. English version.

 

A study prepared in the framework of the European Migration Network provides information on the impact of the Slovak visa policy on the migration flows into the country with a focus on national visas and their role in the regulation process of legal migration and combating irregular migration. It also provides a broad overview and analysis of relevant statistical data. English version.

 

A study prepared within the framework of the European Migration Network aims to describe practical measures in combating irregular migration in the Slovak Republic in the pre-entry phase as well as in the phases of entry and stay of third-country nationals. It provides information on bilateral and multilateral cooperation of the Slovak Republic with other EU and third countries in this area and it summarizes the basic legislation and political documents, as well as the impact of legislation and measures undertaken at EU level. English version.

 

The aim of the study prepared in the framework of the European Migration Network is to provide information on the policies, legislation and strategic documents as well as the upcoming or planned measures in the field of temporary and circular migration and to analyse relevant statistical data available in the Slovak Republic. English version.

 

Study prepared within the framework of the European Migration Network informs about the migration policy of the Slovak Republic with emphasis on the issue of satisfying labour demand through migrants from third countries. The study chgaracterizes strategies, policies and legislation of the Slovak Republic as well as summarizes and analyses statistics on the labour market with regard to migration into the Slovak Republic. English version.

 

A study prepared by the European Migration Network focuses on national developments concerning the care of unaccompanied minors in the SR from 2002 through June 2009. The study describes the institutional and legislative background of the care of unaccompanied minors in the Slovak Republic, their motivations for entering the country, entry procedures and border controls, reception arrangements and integration measures that are specific to this group of migrants, as well as the return of unaccompanied minors to their countries of origin. English version.

 

A study prepared in the framework of the European Migration Network presents a brief overview of the organization of political, legislative and institutional context of migration and asylum in the Slovak Republic from 1993 to July 2014. English version.

 

A study prepared in the framework of the European Migration Network provides a complex overview of assisted return programmes and  relevant strategies in the Slovak Republic and puts forwardan  overview of assessments of the assisted return programme and of its effectiveness and sustainability in the Slovak conditions. The study analyses assisted return strategy from the perspective of implementation support and possible obstacles in the implementation of such strategy as well as reasons and motivation of migrants to participate in the assisted return programme and the possible subsequent re-integration. English version.

 

The aim of the study prepared in the framework of the European Migration Network is to describe and analyse the existing legislation and common practices applied in the Slovak Republic in granting of such types of protection to third-country nationals that the European Union has not incorporated in its secondary legislation on migration so far, and where the countries still apply their own procedures – so-called non-harmonised protection statuses. In the Slovak Republic, these include tolerated stay and asylum granted on humanitarian grounds. The study describes the main characteristics as well as the procedures and rights connected with these protection statuses. English version.

 
 
 
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