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Key milestones and facts about IOM in Slovakia in the period 1996 – 2021:
 
     
   

1996

   

Slovakia becomes a member of IOM, based on which the IOM Office in Bratislava is established.

     
     
   

1998

   

Programme to assist unsuccessful asylum seekers and foreigners without a residence permit in the Slovak Republic with their return home is established.

Photo - Assistance to migrants with their return home from Slovakia

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2000

   

Opening of the IOM Sub-office in Košice.

     
     
   

2003

   

Nationwide campaign to prevent trafficking in human beings.

Photo - Nationwide campaign on counter-trafficking

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2006

   

A comprehensive programme of return and assistance to trafficked persons.

   

   

Opening of IOM Migration Information Centre in Bratislava and Košice.

Photo - Counselling and services of the IOM Migration Information Centre

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2007

   

Providing reintegration support to migrants after returning from Slovakia to their country of origin with the assistance of IOM.

Photo - Assistance to migrants also after their return home

With the support of IOM, Yuliya returned home from Slovakia, completed a course and gained a new profession.

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2008

   

Establishing of the National Helpline for Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings 0800 800 818.

     
     
   

2009

   

IOM becomes the coordinator of the European Migration Network (EMN) National Contact Point for the Slovak Republic.

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Research on migration and migration trends in Slovakia and on public attitudes towards migration in the Slovak Republic.

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The beginning of the humanitarian transfer of refugees through the territory of the Slovak Republic in cooperation with the UNHCR and the Government of the Slovak Republic.

Photo -Humanitarian transfer of refugees through the territory of the Slovak Republic

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2010

   

Launch of an educational programme to strengthen the intercultural skills of civil servants and public administration employees who provide services to foreigners.

Photo - Capacity building of experts in the field of migration

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2011

   

International media competition Migrants in the Spotlight and educational workshops on migration for current and future media professionals.

Photo - Migrants in the Spotlight workshop for journalists

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Production of a documentary film entitled 0800 800 818 about victims of trafficking in human beings and associated risks.

Photo - Documentary film 0800 800 818 about human trafficking

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2012

   

The first edition of the EMN Educational Seminar on Migration.

Photo - EMN Educational Seminar on Migration

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Research on causes, forms and consequences of violence against third-country nationals in the Slovak Republic.

Cover - IOM Research - Causes, forms and consequences of violence against third-country nationals in the SR

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2013

   

Production of a documentary film entitled We Are Also at Home Here about the life of foreigners in Slovakia and educational materials about migration.

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2016

   

Creation of a free mobile application Safe Travel & Work Abroad to assist in combatting human trafficking.

Banner - Mobile application SAFE Travel & Work Abroad

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2019

   

Training and counselling services for employers about residency and employment of foreigners in Slovakia.

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2020

   

Services and counselling to citizens of the United Kingdom on the registration of residence and other areas of life in Slovakia after the UK’s departure from the EU.

Banner - Services to UK citizens after the UK’s departure from the EU

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2021

   

Development of a Labour Mobility Scheme for the Slovak Republic.

Cover - Labour Mobility Scheme for Slovakia

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