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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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 Working Breakfast on Unaccompanied Minors Care and Protection in Slovakia: Challenges and Practices, Bratislava, October 2018

On 25 October 2018, International Organization for Migration (IOM) as the Coordinator of the EMN National Contact Point for the Slovak Republic in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the SR organized a working breakfast meeting in Bratislava themed: "Unaccompanied Minors Care and Protection in Slovakia: Challenges and Practices".

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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.

New EMN Inform: Social Benefits and Rights for Beneficiaries of International Protection (2018)

This EMN Inform presents an overview of five social benefits and arrangements for rights granted by Member States and Norway to beneficiaries of international protection: (1) education, (2) healthcare, (3) financial allowances, (4) housing and (5) family reunification. It describes the social benefits standards and arrangements for rights in Member States and Norway and whether or not these countries differentiate between beneficiaries of international protection who are recognised as refugees and those who are granted subsidiary protection status.

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6th EMN Educational Seminar on Migration “Causes and Consequences of Forced Migration”, Bratislava, 22 – 24 August 2018

International Organization for Migration (IOM) as the EMN coordinator for Slovakia organised the 6th EMN Educational Seminar on Migration entitled “Causes and Consequences of Forced migration” which was held in Bratislava, Slovakia on 22 - 24 August 2018.

The seminar welcomed 16 experts from for international organisations, non-governmental sector, research institutions and academia from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Kenya, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland, Thailand, United States and United Kingdom. Lecturers discussed migration myths and data based migration policy-making, migration governance and future scenarios of international migration, current migration development from the countries of origin perspective, vulnerabilities and human rights of migrants, environmentally induced migration as well as labour migration and the risks of modern slavery.

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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.