In March, the residents of these cities can get to know the cultures and people from different parts of the world. The first event „We Are Also At Home Here“ will take place on 11 March at 6pm in Prešov, Christiania, and the second will start on 12 March 2019 at 6pm in Martin, Cultural Centre Barmuseum.

On 4 and 5 December 2018 at the Kino Lumière in Bratislava, the festival featured three remarkable films about the reasons for migration to Europe, the radical intervention of the Syrian conflict into people's lives, and the challenges faced by refugees in an unknown environment in new countries.

By António Vitorino, Director General International Organization for Migration (IOM)

"Migration is the great issue of our era. Migration With Dignity (#WithDignity) is the theme of 2018’s International Migrants Day, which we observe on Tuesday (18 December).

By 2050, more than 140 million people could be forced to leave their homes as the effects of global warming problems like water scarcity, crop failure, rising sea levels and storm surges. Experts from the World Bank, Czech Academy of Sciences and IOM discussed migration caused by climate change.

On 22 – 24 August 2018, International Organization for Migration (IOM), the EMN coordinator for Slovakia, organised the 6th EMN Educational Seminar on Migration in Bratislava for more than 70 representatives of government and public administration, non-profit sector and academia.

Check out interesting facts and latest news about the activities and services of IOM in Slovakia – released in the latest issue of the IOM Slovakia Newsletter in September 2018.

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IOM Migration Information Center (IOM MIC) opens in Bratislava and in Košice the next cycle of free Open Courses of Slovak Language for Foreigners. The courses start on 18 September 2018, are for foreigners from non-EU countries of all ages and are open both to beginners and the pre-intermediate.

Check out interesting facts and latest news about the activities and services of IOM in Slovakia – released in the latest issue of the IOM Slovakia Newsletter in July 2018.

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Every year, dozens of Slovaks become modern slaves. Anyone can fall into the trap of traffickers – women and men of all ages and education, people with minimal income, but also people from standard social background who went to earn money abroad. What are the things to be aware of if you are going to travel or work abroad?

The IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) offers to foreigners from countries outside the EU/EEA a financial contribution that can be used to cover education courses, e.g. Slovak or foreign language courses, PC skills courses, etc., or retraining courses, e.g. a hairdressing course, course for using a high-lift truck...