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Factsheet for measure SK-2022-19/2310 – Updated – measures in Slovakia
|Slovakia , applies nationwide
|Temporary, 03 May 2022 – 31 December 2023
|War in Ukraine
|Legislations or other statutory regulations
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery into a green future
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
|Rastislav Bednarik, Daniela Keselova, Miroslava Kordosova (IVPR) and Eurofound
|18 May 2022 (updated 10 July 2023)
The active labour market measures include the projects and programmes to support integration of a third country citizen who applied for or was granted asylum or who was granted the temporary refugee status. The aim is to facilitate their inclusion into the labour market by the provision of measures and services supporting their employability and employment.
The Offices of Labour, Social Affairs and Family will provide allowances for education and training of people from Ukraine with granted temporary protection status. The support is provided within the project Help to Refugees as the Measure 1. The project was developed within the Operational Programme Human Resources.
The Act No. 92/2022 Coll. adds some amendments to the Act No. 5/2004 on employment services. Section 54 focuses on projects and programmes provided to increase the employability of job-seekers.
The Offices of Labour, Social Affairs and Family provided orientation for the labour market in Slovakia and career guidance for people from Ukraine with temporary refugee status. The career guidance professional helped the refugee to determine their professional goals, match them with a job, support the person in the contact with the employer, fill out forms, provide information about active labour market measures and educational possibilities, and help to overcome barriers to integration to the labour market.
The guidance process contains three face-to-face meetings. Each meeting takes about three hours. The meetings are provided in an individual or in a group form based on the client’s interest and individual needs. The clients can be provided with phone or email guidance, as well.
The target group are citizens from Ukraine and their family members with temporary refuge in the Slovak Republic, who are registered at the labour office as refugees seeking employment.
To participate in the measure, the person interested in the career guidance submits the application form at the labour office where they are registered. The travel costs for personal meetings and meals are reimbursed up to €13.38 (€4.46 per one meeting). The financial coverage of the project is provided through the system of National Projects, but the planned scope has not been entrusted.
Between 1 May 2022 and 31 December 2022 a total of 3,558 refugees participated in the measure. About 84.5% of them were women. The highest share of participants (57.6%) were between 30 and 49 years of age. Almost 25% were at the age of 50 and older. A total of €42,651 was paid to participants as a contribution to cover the costs (for fare, food, etc.) for participation in the measure in 2022.
|Does not apply to workers
|Does not apply to businesses
Migrants or refugees
Public employment service
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No involvement of social partners in designing, implementing and monitoring the measure.
No social partner's views / reactions to the measure are available.
Eurofound (2022), Helping Refugees - Career guidance, measure SK-2022-19/2310 (measures in Slovakia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SK-2022-19_2310.html
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