Marian has over fifteen years of experience in the international environment of the United Nations. In the International Organization for Migration, he was responsible for various types of activities in the field of migration, including the provision of humanitarian aid, monitoring and prevention of health risks at the border and coordination of research activities. Between 2011 and 2017 he was head of resettlement operations to the United States of America, Canada and Norway through the Emergency Transit Center in Slovakia.
For nearly ten years, Sona has worked in various positions in the field of migration. She participated in the establishment of the IOM Migration Information Centre, which has, since 2006, provided legal, social and labour counselling to foreigners in Slovakia, and she later became its manager. She is a co-author of the research report Experience of Migrant Men and Women in Slovakia with Violence. She specialises in fundraising and project development.
For ten years she worked as a consultant for social, labour and integration counselling in the IOM Migration Information Centre. She advised foreigners in various aspects of their lives in Slovakia and helped them in finding work and requalification. She was also responsible for working with foreigners' communities and supporting the development of their activities in Slovakia. She has prepared and provided training and educational activities for representatives of public and state administration, schools and non-profit organisations in the field of community work and intercultural communication, and is a co-author of a research publication the Experience of Migrant Men and Women in Slovakia with Violence.
Barbora Kovarik Böhmerova
From 2011 to 2015 she worked at the IOM Migration Information Centre, where she worked, among other things, as a legal counsellor providing advice to foreigners living in Slovakia in the area of residential, employment, commercial and family law. At the same time, she participated in the creation of information materials for foreigners, training of public administration officials and implementation of other project activities in the area of migrant integration. Later she was a responsible for financial and HR management in a public-law institution – the Fund for the Support of Art – where she was responsible for the overall financial and budgetary management of the organization.
After completing her studies in International Security and Law in Germany and Denmark, Petra has been working at Court Management Unit of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague, providing support in implementation of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, drafting documentation and validating implemented processes, coordinating courtroom testing, and supporting legal research activities. Thereafter, she worked at the International Organization for Migration in Košice where, apart from legal and social counseling, she was drafting standpoints for asylum hearings of unaccompanied minors and supporting day to day management of the field office.