The regional offices of the IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) held 14 events in 8 different cities in Slovakia for over 760 people, mainly members of Ukrainian communities. Participants in the regions could benefit from important information and free advice on temporary protection, safe work or social security, but also cultural events or a celebration of Ukrainian Independence Day.

Piestany: Crucial skills for employment on the Slovak job market and CV workshop

On 23 August 2023, the first CV workshop took place in Piestany, bringing together a group of eight enthusiastic participants. During this informative workshop, attendees had the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the essential skills required to thrive on the competitive Slovak job market.  

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Providing migrants with information about the job market helps them make informed decisions, find suitable employment and enhance their economic stability, leading to greater self-reliance and social integration. Photo © International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2023.

The event also featured a comprehensive CV workshop that provided practical guidance on crafting effective resumes to help job seekers stand out to potential employers. This event aimed to empower individuals with the knowledge and tools necessary to enhance their employability and career prospects in Slovakia. Each participant received tailored advice and help regarding their career prospects and CV creation.

Ukrainian Independence Day in different Slovak cities

On 24 August 2023, Ukrainian Independence Day was celebrated with great unity across all regional offices of IOM Slovakia, with an impressive turnout of over 500 participants. This significant event marked the commemoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence.

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Over 500 individuals participated in a series of Ukrainian Independence Day celebrations organised in various cities across Slovakia, reflecting the spirit of unity and cultural preservation among the Ukrainian migrant community. © International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2023.

Attendees from diverse backgrounds and cultures came together to honour this historic occasion, showcasing solidarity and support for Ukraine. The celebration included various cultural and educational activities that promoted a deeper understanding and appreciation of Ukrainian heritage and its journey towards freedom.


Decorations for Ukrainian Independence Day in Trencin. Photo © International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2023.

Zilina, Trencin, Banska Bystrica, Presov: Information seminars about temporary protection and permanent residency in Slovakia

In August 2023, over 50 participants had an opportunity to ask questions specific to their situations and receive qualified case-by-case legal and social counselling. They also became acquainted with social support opportunities in Slovakia and the free services of the IOM MIC’s newly opened offices in Trencin, Zilina and Banska Bystrica.

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In August 2023, over 50 participants had an opportunity to ask questions specific to their situations and receive qualified case-by-case legal and social counselling at an information seminar on temporary protection of the IOM MIC in Zilina. Photo © International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2023.

We also took the opportunity to inform participants about safe work and the prevention of human trafficking and held a discussion on what must be included in an employment contract and how the IOM MIC can help in this area.

We also delivered vital material aid to people in need.

IOM MIC's advice and services are free of charge. For more detailed information about MIC current events, activities and upcoming seminars, please visit the MIC website and IOM Slovakia social media.

IOM Migration Information Centre

The MIC is the counselling centre of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Since 2006, it has been providing EU and non-EU nationals with free services that help them with social, economic and cultural integration in Slovakia. It provides comprehensive integration and social and vocational counselling to migrants, promotes their inclusion into the labour market, organises Open Slovak Language Courses and courses of social and cultural orientation, provides them with important information about life in Slovakia, and supports the community life of migrants.

The MIC provides its services in offices in Bratislava, Košice and most recently also in six regional offices in Banská Bystrica, Nitra, Prešov, Trenčín, Trnava and Žilina.

MIC INFOLINE: 0850 211 478 (calls from Slovakia)

From abroad: +421 2 5263 0023, +421 55 625 8662

Telegram/Signal: +421 908 767 853 (voice calls only)

Telegram channel: https://t. me/IOMSlovakia

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information visit: www.mic.iom.sk

Read more about MIC's activities in regions: 

We support the life of migrants in the regions and raise their awareness – overview of July 2023

Fostering Community Connections: A Recap of Community Events in the Regions in June 2023

Watch / Read more about MIC's labour counselling:

People from Ukraine are strongly motivated to learn Slovak to make their lives easier in a new country

Information about legal residence in Slovakia and safe working conditions is crucial for the Ukrainian community 

IOM strengthens cooperation with and supports the Mongolian Community in Slovakia 

People fleeing the war in Ukraine learn the Slovak language to get a better chance for a new life 

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Safe employment is their first step in the integration into a new country. IOM provides labour counselling to people from Ukraine 

Welcoming Slovakia also means helping Ukrainian refugees looking for a job in Slovakia – at IOM/Profesia workshop 

500 people from Ukraine learn Slovak in IOM language courses 

IOM acts to help Ukrainian citizens navigate the Slovak labour market 

With the support of: 

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Migration Information Centre to Support Integration of Migrants in Slovakia (phase X, Individual Project). This project is co-funded by the European Union from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). Home Affairs Funds.


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IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) activities supporting the labour mobility and integration of migrants under the Recovery and Resilience Plan of the Slovak Republic are funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU.