On 25 October 2021, on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (UN), the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic (MFEA SR) presented a Gold Plaque to Zuzana Vatráľová, Head of the Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Slovakia.

In the series of podcasts We Are Also At Home Here (Aj my sme tu doma) you will get to know several countries of the world through interviews with people who were born there and later decided to live in Slovakia. In addition, podcasts can be used, for example, in the education of high school students.

The trainings’ participants appreciated receiving new information about human trafficking and practical knowledge they can immediately use in their work. Many of them assessed as very useful the opportunity to exchange experience and learn what is responsible shopping and how it is linked to human trafficking.

How the pandemics influenced migration, what are the multilateral solutions to migration, what is the life like in refugee camps in Greece, how does the migration situation in Afghanistan look like and what are the possibilities of legal migration and work mobility into the EU?

IOM Slovakia has updated and enhanced the training manual Prevention of Human Trafficking. The manual serves as a useful tool for professionals working with young people who would like to inform or educate them about how not to become a victim of human trafficking.

A brief instruction manual introduces the mobile application SAFE Travel & Work Abroad and offers tips for the professionals working in education of young people on how to use the application in their activities related to prevention of human trafficking and on how to inform the young people about safe travel principles.

What do you picture under the notion migration? A boat full of people in life vests? Photos from refugee camps? Or a supermarket saleswoman, a production worker, or your doctor? Let's look at how we perceive foreigners in Slovakia and what are the facts about migration.

As much as 86 % of refugees stay in developing countries. It was stated during the online discussion of experts on global migration challenges, refugees and granting international protection in the Slovak Republic and on the external activities of the Migration Office of the Ministry of Interior abroad.

The European Migration Network (EMN) has prepared a useful tool for everybody working or interested in the areas of migration and asylum: a glossary providing EU harmonized terminology on migration and asylum. It contains approximately 500 terms and concepts translated into more than 20 languages, including Slovak.

It results from an online survey on labour mobility conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The survey targeted the non-EU/EEA nationals who were employed in Slovakia at the time or in the past 2 years. IOM evaluated responses from 352 respondents from more than 50 countries who lived in 29 districts of Slovakia.