International Organization for Migration (IOM) educates and strengthens the capacity of organizations and experts who receive information and practical skills in following areas:

  • carrying out individual and group prevention in the vulnerable groups environment;
  • identification of potential victims of trafficking, with whom they come into contact during their work;
  • the basics of crisis intervention or the provision of return and reintegration care to the client;
  • legislation on counter-trafficking in human beings;
  • rights and options of clients in the National Programme of Support and Protection for Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings;
  • effective cooperation with experts and organizations that provide help to the trafficked persons.

The participants of the trainings led by IOM staff include professionals, such as:

  • members of the police force and the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic (e.g. National Unit to Combat Illegal Migration of the Office of the Border and Alien Police of the Police Corps Presidium, spokespersons of the Police Corps, specialists of communication and prevention department of the Police Corps Presidium, teachers and psychological advisers at secondary professional schools of the Police Corps and Police Corps Academy in Bratislava, members of the Police Corps working with Roma communities – so-called police specialists, etc.);
  • teachers, psychologists and social workers (field social workers working with the Roma communities, secondary school teachers, employees of the psychological counselling and prevention centres, etc.);
  • NGO workers (NGO Náruč staff – The Help for Children in Crisis, STORM field social workers, social workers: Slovak Crisis Centre DOTYK, Slovak Catholic Charity, etc.);
  • state and public administration employees (workers from the regional bureaus of the Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Government of the Slovak Republic for Roma communities, employees from the Labour Inspectorates in the Slovak Republic, employees of the Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, etc.);
  • representatives of registered churches (Slovak Catholic Charity workers, selected representatives of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Slovakia, teachers of religion, etc.);
  • health sector representatives (emergency health services staff);
  • staff of diplomatic missions of the Slovak Republic abroad;
  • Ministry of Justice staff (judges, prosecutors).



IOM educational activities for field social workers in 2014 and 2015 in the field of human trafficking prevention were funded by the British Embassy in Bratislava.

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From 2008 to 2013 implementation of IOM educational activities in counter-trafficking in human beings were financed by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.