On 19 - 20 April 2018, International Organization for Migration (IOM) as the Coordinator of the EMN National Contact Point for the Slovak Republic in cooperation with the Migration Office of the Ministry of Interior of the SR organised a small scale meeting in Piešťany themed „Prevention of the unsuccessful integration of persons granted international protection in the SR“ for the representatives of selected bodies working with the asylum seekers and persons granted international protection in the SR.
The aim of the meeting was to present the activities, experience and best practice as well as challenges of the Migration Office encountered by its representatives during their work with persons granted international protection in the SR. This was followed by a discussion to establish cooperation among the representatives of the state bodies, educational institutions, non-governmental organisations and other relevant subjects in the field of prevention of the unsuccessful integration of persons granted international protection (i.e. asylum or subsidiary protection).
Within the first day of the meeting participants discussed mainly possibilities of elimination of the sources that can potentially cause radicalisation, especially in the educational institutions and relevant preventive activities in this field.
During the second day of the meeting participants focused more specifically on the work with the asylum seekers in pre-integration phase, mapping of the abilities and skills, as well as on the possibility of using the time spent in reception facility more effectively in order to enhance personal competencies and working skills of the asylum seekers and acceleration of the process of their subsequent integration in case the international protection was granted.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Migration Office of the SR, civic association ADRA, Slovak Humanitarian Council, village Rovné, IUVENTA, Slovak national centre for human rights, NGO People in Need, Islamic Foundation, National Criminal Agency (NAKA), Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the SR, Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.