The video presents an experience of one refugee (who did not wish to display his identity) with the procedure of family reunification in Slovenia. In past two decades large number of people from the Balkan, Asia and Africa Slovenia applied for international protection in Slovenia. However, there is huge disproportion between the number of people who applied for asylum and those who got it. In addition the state is very reluctant to help refugees to bring over their family members. Slovenia has so far seen only two such cases, i.e. only two refugee families have reunited. In the video we get to know one such successful case of family reunification.
This article is one of the migrants’ contributions to the project Migration to the Centre and was created in the cooperation of the Peace Institute. The article has been written with support of the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union and the International Visegrad Fund. The article reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.