Call from the International Organisation for Migration for feedback from immigrants in Slovakia.
International Organization for Migration (IOM) explores the experiences of non-EU migrants in Slovakia with violence, abuse and exploitation. We seek to find out how often migrants experience these phenomena, how they perceive their causes, and what their impact on the lives of migrants is. We are interested in migrants’ experiences in different settings, such as public space, home, work or official institutions. We will use the research findings to push for the improvement of the position of, and services for, migrants living in Slovakia, with a focus on prevention and support to those exposed to violence, abuse and exploitation.
It is very important for us to understand migrants’ own experience. We would therefore like to ask you to fill in our questionnaire and, if you are willing, take part in a confidential interview with IOM staff. The questionnaire can be also delivered to you by mail or our research associates.
We would like to ask you to fill the questionnaire even if you feel that this topic does not specifically concern you. It is because we are also interested in your experience related to the legal, social and cultural position of migrants in Slovakia.
Your participation in the research is fully anonymous. The questionnaire does not include questions that could reveal your identity. However, if you feel that any question could put your privacy at risk, you can ignore it, or contact us. You can also ignore any questions that do not apply to you.
If you agree that we contact you after you fill the questionnaire about the confidential interview, you do not have to state your real name. You can also provide a contact that will not reveal your identity (phone number, e-mail). If you decide to state your real name, this will be confidential. IOM will not provide any personal details to third parties and will not release them publicly. Your participation in the research is entirely voluntary and you can decide to terminate it at any time, or refuse to answer specific questions. The questions are formulated so that none can incriminate the respondents of any kind of illegal conducts.
IOM seeks to prevent any harm to research participants caused by their participation in the research. You can find the full Code of Research Ethics for the Project in the left-side menu.
If you have any further questions, please contact Matej Blažek, Soňa Andrášová or Nina Paulenová via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone number 02/5262 3336.
The IOM should ask the same questions of EU citizens who have migrated here. I can tell them a tale or two and have the documents to prove them.