European Migration Network (EMN)

The EMN provides up-to-date, objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and asylum with a view to supporting policymaking in the EU. Coordinator of the EMN National Contact Point for the Slovak Republic is the International Organization for Migration (IOM). More about the EMN available at www.ec.europa.eu/emn or www.emn.sk.

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Vacancy Notice/ Legal expert in the field of migration

Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the Slovak Republic as a coordinator of the European Migration Network National Contact Point is seeking a legal expert in the field of migration for the purpose of updating and elaborating the information for third country nationals on legal requirements, conditions and practicalities related to work, study or family reunification in the Slovak Republic.

Interested applicants are invited to send their curriculum vitae composed of specific experience relevant for the assignment based of the Terms of Reference by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. till 26. July 2019.

EMN cordially invites you to the 7th Educational Seminar on Migration: Impacts and Opportunities of International Migration in Bratislava

International Organization for Migration (IOM) as the EMN coordinator for Slovakia is organising the 7th Educational Seminar on Migration entitled „Impacts and Opportunities of International Migration“  to be held in Bratislava, Slovakia on 20 – 22 August 2019. The seminar will welcome experts from The Netherlands, Senegal, Denmark or Austria and more who will be lecturing on the following topics:

  • Politics and migration
  • How and why people decide to migrate
  • Good governance as a way forward in migration
  • Migration in urbanizing world

The event targets mainly professionals from the Slovak public administration and non-profit organisations, research institutions and academia who deal with or are interested in topics of migration and international protection. 

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New EMN Study: Impact of Visa Liberalisation on Countries of Destination

As of 2018, five Western Balkan countries and three Eastern Partnership countries benefit from visa liberalisation to the EU Schengen area, particularly Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Republic of North Macedonia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. These countries are deemed safe and well-governed, and have been required to meet several criteria in policy areas such as border, migration and asylum management, security, external relations and fundamental rights. The EMN Study “Impact of visa liberalisation on countries of destination” is providing insights to positive and negative trends in 25 EU countries and Norway  following visa liberalisation for these countries.

European Commission prepared EMN Bulletin’s 26th issue

European Commission’s current issue of the EMN Bulletin informs about actual situation, outputs and statistics in the field of migration, integration and international protection at EU and Member State level. It covers the period of time from October to December 2018 and is available in English.

Older issues of the EMN Bulletin can be found on the EMN central website.

EMN Study: Labour Market Integration of Third-Country Nationals in EU Member States (2018)

The effective integration of migrants into the labour markets of EU countries is a key challenge. While unemployment rates have been decreasing steadily since 2014, the gap between unemployment rates of third-country nationals and that of native and EU-born remains. The study “Labour Market Integration of Third-Country Nationals in EU Member States”, analyses measures concerning the employment of migrants and brings up-to-date information on the challenges the EU faces in implementing policies aimed at integrating third-country nationals.

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The new video of the European Migration Network (EMN) summarizes the main facts about unaccompanied minors coming to the EU

The new EMN video briefly explains the main findings of the study Approaches to Unaccompanied Minors Following Status Determination in the EU and Norway (2017). This study explores the situation of unaccompanied minors who have been granted a residence permit or issued a return decision, and in turn, the approaches established by (Member) States to their integration or (voluntary) return. The study also covers unaccompanied minors who cannot be returned immediately and may be granted a temporary status, such as tolerated stay, at least in some (Member) States.

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European Commission prepared EMN Bulletin’s 25th issue

European Commission’s current issue of the EMN Bulletin informs about actual situation, outputs and statistics in the field of migration, integration and international protection at EU and Member State level. It covers the period of time from October to December 2018 and is available in English.

Older issues of the EMN Bulletin can be found on the EMN central website.

EMN study: Illegal employment of third-country nationals in the Slovak Republic 

The main objective of the study is to examine and analyze the measures in Slovak Republic to to fight the illegal employment of third-country nationals (TCNs), possible problematic areas and obstacles in this field and strategies and good practices to overcome them. The study primarily targets the policy-makers at national and EU-level labour law and experts on the fight against illegal employment and illegal labor migration. The synthesis report of the study and the EMN Inform containing the main outcomes are available in English. 

EMN presented migration terms in the Slovak Terminology Network conference, Bratislava

International Organization for Migration (IOM) as the coordinator of EMN activities in Slovakia presented the EMN Asylum and Migration Glossary during the 14. Slovak Terminology Network conference which took place in Bratislava on 15 November 2018. This multilingual  and explanantory dictionary which is compiled within the EMN by the EU Member States and Norway, aims to unify the usage and understanding of migration terms and their definitions in order to enhance the comparability of such terms in the EU.

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EMN study: Challenges and Practices for Establishing Applicants Identity in the Migration Process

 

The aim of the study is to provide an overview of the main challenges faced by the Slovak authorities in establishing third country national’s identity within the context of various migration procedures namely: international protection, returns (in particular the return of rejected asylum seekers) and legal migration (long-term and short-term visas and temporary residence permits).

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EMN Small Scale Meeting on Addressing the topic of migration to the public, Bratislava, November 2018

On 7 November 2018, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Migration Office of the Ministry of Interior of the SR as the members of EMN Contact Point for the Slovak Republic organized a small-scale meeting on the addressing the topic of migration to the public.

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Annual Report on Migration and Asylum

The report informs about the most significant political and legislative developments, as well as public debates, in the fields of migration and asylum which occurred in the EU, its Member States and Norway during the year 2017, with the focus on third-country nationals rather than EU nationals. It also contains relevant statistical data. The report for the Slovak Republic describes national developments and put them in the context of the EU policies and legislation.

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European Commission prepared EMN Bulletin’s 24nd issue

European Commission’s current issue of the EMN Bulletin informs about actual situation, outputs and statistics in the field of migration, integration and international protection at EU and Member State level. It covers the period of time from July to September 2018 and is available in English.

Older issues of the EMN Bulletin can be found on the EMN central website.

 

 

 Soon to come

    • EMN studies in 2018:  Labour Market Integration of Third-Country Nationals in the EU Member States and Norway with Focus on Labour Market Integration Measures, Impact of Visa Liberalisation on Countries of Destination, Attracting and Retaining International Students and Researchers in the EU
    • EMN studies in 2017: Challenges and Practices for Establishing Applicants’ Identity in the Migration Process, The Impact of EU Rules on the Effectiveness of Return in the Member States: Challenges and Good Practise, The Changing Influx of Asylum Seekers in 2015-2016: Member State Responses, Member States' Approaches to Unaccompanied Minors following Status Determination.