Ukrainian refugees get rights to accommodation, work and education

Ljubljana – The government decided on Thursday that refugees from Ukraine who apply for temporary protection in Slovenia will have the right to accommodation, financial assistance, access to the labour market and education, head of the Office for the Support and Integration of Migrants Katarina Štrukelj told the press.

Štrukelj said that these rights were secured under a decree adopted by the government today that was based on the act on temporary protection of displaced persons.

The decree defines the rights to accommodation and meals in accommodation centres for persons with temporary protection who cannot stay at private providers of accommodation. These persons will also be eligible for a monthly allowance.

Persons who have the option of staying in private accommodation and who do not have their own means of subsistence will be able to apply to the office for financial assistance, Štrukelj said.

Those granted temporary protection will have free access to the labour market in Slovenia and the right to be education at all levels, including in kindergartens.

The decree also provides for the right to family reunification, free legal aid and to be informed on the relevant rights and obligations. The refugees will be able to join integration programmes that include instruction Slovenian.