Registration is open till 10 August 2021

 EMN Educational Seminar on Migration: Migration in a Multilateral World 

online virtual studio, 24 - 26 August 2021

For the past few years, international migration has remained in the spotlight of policymakers, researchers and media around the globe. The fact that people increasingly move across borders for different reasons – whether it is for work, studies or to seek refuge – is recognized by countries cooperating in migration field bilaterally, as part of bigger regional clusters or, since 2016, universally within the United Nations.

During three intensive days, we will focus on how migration and multilateralism is intertwined in the context of policies, politics and field work as well as how the international cooperation affects migrants and refugees in transiting or destination countries. We will reflect on how migrants and refugees impact a country’s economy, exploring links between labour migration, remittances and development of source and host countries. Furthermore, we will discuss why migration policy experts, researchers and practitioners are calling for additional legal avenues for people on the move.

Like in previous years, we are bringing the seminar topics also to the public. In the evenings, you can join us to watch documentaries and engage in the discussion with guest experts.


Online registration is open till 10 August 2021. Professionals from the state and public administration, non-profit sector, research institutions and academia based in Slovakia or abroad who deal with or are interested in the topics related to migration of third-country nationals are encouraged to register. The English and Slovak interpreting will be provided during the seminar.


Among others, you can look forward to lectures of these international experts with hands-on experience in international migration:

  • Georgette Gagnon | UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya
  • Melissa Siegel | Professor of Migration Studies, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, The Netherlands
  • Pedro de Vasconcelos | Manager of Financing Facility for Remittances, IFAD, Italy 


Since 2012, the EMN Educational Seminar on Migration is a unique learning platform about migration organized in Slovakia which for three days fosters networking, experience sharing and discussions among (inter)national experts and participants from state institutions, non-profit sector and other entities. The seminar reaches out also to the public through free-of-charge discussion evenings with documentary screening.



The EMN Educational Seminar on Migration is organised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Slovakia as the coordinator of the EMN National Contact Point for the Slovak Republic under its work programme for the years 2021 – 2022. This event is funded by the European Union and the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic. 



The EMN provides up-to-date, objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and international protection to the EU and its Member States to support policymaking. The EMN activities are focused on third-country nationals.

The network is composed of National Contact Points for all EU Member States, Norway, Georgia and Moldova as well as the European Commission (DG Migration and Home Affairs). IOM acts as the EMN Coordinator in Slovakia, other members are the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic and the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic.

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