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Labor migration


Labor migration

In recent years, the number of foreigners coming to the Czech Republic for labor purposes has been steadily increasing. In the long-run, IOM attempts to assist the Government to set up the system in order to be beneficial both to foreigners, as well as to Czech society. One of the results of effective system shall be also decrease in illegal employment of foreigners in the country. Starting from 2003, IOM Prague and twelve IOM missions subsequently implemented  information campaign to the pilot project Active Selection of Qualified Foreign Workers funded by Ministry of Labor on the basis of Governmental Resolutions.

The main aim of the campaign which was finished in April 2008 was to spread information about the pilot project with the intention to motivate qualified foreign workers from the selected target countries to enter the project.


In accordance with the Resolutions of the Government of the Czech Republic No. 975 dated 26 September 2001 and following Resolutions,  on the basis of the Request of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic, IOM Prague in cooperation with the IOM Missions in Almaty, Beograd, Haiderabad, Chisinau, Kiev, Minsk, Moscow, Sarajevo, Sofia, Skopje and Zagreb implemented from 2003 to 2008 an information campaign about the pilot project Active Selection of Qualified Foreign Workers in the selected countries of origin.

IOM Prague with the kind support of the British Embassy in Prague produced a documentary film about work of Czech citizens in the UK.
Regional Information Campaign about labour migration to the UK after the Czech accession to the EU