Košice has new web site for migrants!

The new section of the Košice City website focuses on migrants living in Košice. It intends to serve as an online resource centre for newcomers. The multicultural City of Košice welcomes the thousands of visitors coming to Košice to see the sights, history, taste local cuisine, culture or sport. However, the statistics show that every year there are more and more foreigners settling down in Košice, who came here to work, study or due to the family or security reasons. They plan to stay in Košice for several years or for longer.

„Either you are foreign worker, entrepreneur, foreign student, foreigner participating in work-based training or in an exchange programme, whether you moved here for family or security reasons, after obtaining the residency you became part of Košice. Welcome to your new home!

 Here you will find information, which will help you find your way around the city. You will learn about the Košice offices and authorities responsible for various legal procedures or organizations promoting the integration of migrants and cohabitation of all people living in the city. You will also get to know about multicultural history of Košice and what the life is like for its minorities and migrants nowadays.“

The new section under the official the City of Košice website was developed in partnership with the Košice Municipality Office. It is the first online centre of its own in Košice region.

It includes several areas: arriving in Košice – facts and figures, Local government for migrants, Local governemt for persons granted international protection, I need to arrange, I need advice, Cultural integration and Useful Library.

The new web site and the New Neighbor Welcome Kit aim to make the foreigners’ first weeks in the city easier.