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The Labor Mobility Scheme for Slovakia

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)  in cooperation with the European Commission provided technical support to the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic for the development of a Labor Mobility Scheme for Slovakia (hereinafter referred as the Scheme). 

The Scheme aims to facilitate and accelerate the employment of foreign workers from non EU/EEA countries in Slovakia, mainly in the shortage occupations. The Scheme has been prepared in close cooperation with the representatives of key government authorities, employers, social partners and local governments.

The Scheme is an expert document and is of recommendatory nature. It is based on the 2018 Strategy for Labor Mobility of Foreigners in the Slovak Republic and reflects the Slovakia Recovery and Resilience Plan mainly in the field of attracting the needed foreign labor force.

The Scheme contains proposals for legislative, technical and incentive measures which:

  • Reduce the administrative burden on government authorities, foreign workers from non-EU/EEA countries, and employers;
  • Speed up processes and faster entry of foreign workers to the labor market;
  • Facilitate systematic, transparent and predictable decision-making by government authorities;
  • Simplify and centralize the system to gather all procedures harmoniously;
  • Promote the active engagement of social partners.

The aim of these measures is to facilitate and accelerate the recruitment and admission of foreign workers to the Slovak labor market, increase Slovakia’s attractiveness through incentive measures, help foreign workers integrate into society, support the safe return of foreign workers to their country of origin and, at the same time, to contribute to an effective labor mobility policy in Slovakia. Moreover, the Scheme offers several recommendations on bilateral cooperation with countries of origin of foreign workers, as well as on the collection of data necessary to assess labor mobility measures and instruments.

More information and the Scheme to be downloaded on