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Factsheet for measure SK-2022-19/2310 – measures in Slovakia

Help to Refugees: Career guidance

Pomáhame odídencom - poradenstvo

Country Slovakia , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 03 May 2022 – 31 July 2023
Context War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
Author Rastislav Bednarik, Daniela Keselova, Miroslava Kordosova (IVPR) and Eurofound
Measure added 18 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)

Background information

The Act No. 92/2022 Coll. adds some amendments to the Act No. 5/2004 on Employment services, for instance in the section 54 focused on projects and programmes provided to increase the employability of job-seekers. The active labour market measures also include the projects and programmes to support integration of a third country citizen who applied for asylum, who was granted asylum or who was granted the status of temporary refugee.

The aim is to facilitate his or her inclusion to the labour market by the provision of measures and services supporting his or her employability and employment. The Offices of Labour, Social Affairs and Family provide an allowance for education and training of people from Ukraine who were granted temporary refuge. The guidance is provided within the project 'Help to Refugees' developed within the Operational Programme Human Resources.

Content of measure

The Offices of Labour, Social Affairs and Family provide orientation in the labour market in Slovakia and career guidance for people from Ukraine with temporary refugee status. The career guidance professional helps the refugee to find out their professional goals, makes the job match, supports the person in the contact with the employer, helps to fill out the forms, provides information about active labour market measures and educational possibilities and helps to overcome barriers in 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 registered at the labour office as refugees seeking employment. To join the measure, the person interested in the career guidance submits the application form at the labour office where he/she has been registered. The travel costs to personal meetings and meal 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.

Use of measure

No data about the use of measure have been available, yet.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Public employment service
European Funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A

Involvement

No involvement of social partners in designing, implementing and monitoring the measure.

Views and reactions

No social partner's views / reactions to the measure are available.

Sources

  • 22 March 2022: Dôvodová správa k Zákonu č. 92/2022 Z. z. (rokovania.gov.sk)
  • 22 March 2022: Lex Ukrajina II: Act No. 92/2022 Coll. on Other certain measures referred to the situation in Ukraine (Zákon č. 92/2022 Z. z. o niektorých ďalších opatreniach v súvislosti so situáciou na Ukrajine (www.slov-lex.sk)
  • 01 April 2022: Act No. 5/2004 Coll. on Employment Services, as amended (Zákon č. 5/2004 Z. z. o službách zamestnanosti v znení neskorších predpisov) (www.slov-lex.sk)
  • 03 May 2022: Projekt „Pomáhame odídencom – poradenstvo (www.upsvr.gov.sk)

Citation

Eurofound (2022), Help to 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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