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Migrations Program Unit
Migrations Program Unit was established in 1994 as part of Slovene Philanthropy as a response to the situation then developing in former Yugoslavia.
Activities of the unit were in its initial term aimed predominantly at refugees coming to Slovenia from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and later from Kosovo. Activities included visiting refugees in accommodation facilities with the purpose of providing psychosocial aid, supporting and organizing refugee education, teaching the Slovenian language, organizing self help groups, including volunteers in refugee aid and other activities.
Currently, the unit is carrying out the following activities for the following target groups:
1. Asylum seekers
• psychosocial aid,
2. Underage refugees, asylum seekers and other underage migrants
• psychosocial aid and support,
3. Unaccompanied children
• performing custodial services and psychosocial aid to unaccompanied children,
4. Integration of refugees
• counseling and psychosocial aid,
5. Learning and education
• study aid for asylum seekers and refugees,
6. Raising public awareness
• cooperation with the media,
Activities of the unit are financially supported by:
7. Advocacy of migrant worker rights
More and more information on violations of basic worker rights of migrant workers is surfacing in Slovenia, so we decided to establish a network of volunteer advocates for them.
A volunteer - advocate will provide information to migrant workers and help them in solving their problems (notifying violations of legislation, contacting appropriate services, accompanying to competent offices, help in finding lodging, work, etc.).