ÖJAB (Österreichische JungArbeiterBewegung / Austrian Young Workers Movement) is a non-profit organization, which provides students and youths with a home at their place of education, offers in-patient and mobile care and engages in the fields of education, integration, refugee relief and development cooperation.
As one of Austria´s largest residency organisations and as a youth organisation independent of any political party or religious obligation, ÖJAB offers 4.600 places to stay: in 23 student and youth dormitories, two intergenerational dormitories, an intercultural hostel, and three senior citizens´ residences and nursing homes. Young people can find new friendships, common activities and formative experiences in the dormitories. Seniors receive tender and professional care with intergenerational encounters in the ÖJAB houses. In Vienna, home care complements this range.
Additionally, every year ÖJAB supports 2.000 youths and adults mainly from a socially underprivileged background in their educational path, qualifies them for the job market and participates in European educational projects.
Asylum seekers and refugees are taken care of in ÖJAB houses and take part in ÖJAB training measures.
In Burkina Faso (West Africa) ÖJAB conducts projects of development cooperation.
Altogether, ÖJAB operates in 40 locations, including 29 dormitories and residences. ÖJAB employs over 600 persons, over 500 of them in the field of care and education. Additionally, many more offer their highly treasured services on a voluntary basis.
Two subsidiary companies use ÖJAB dormitories during holiday times as youth hostels.
ÖJAB has four main areas of operation:
In ÖJAB dormitories, residences and facilities, people from different parts of Austria, Europe and the world, from different social backgrounds, of different ages, with different (political) viewpoints and religions meet. The organisation’s primary objective behind all its activities is to bring these people together, provide opportunities for them and help them learn from one another.
ÖJAB is continuously striving to foster the promotion and integration of disadvantaged and special needs people. – Mission Statement
How did ÖJAB come into existence? – The history
“Senf. Das ÖJAB-Magazin zum Mitreden” (translation: "Mustard. The ÖJAB magazine to join the conversation”), the organisation’s quarterly published magazine, provides a detailed account of current ÖJAB activities and also writes about related topics in general.
Subsidiary companies: To support its non-profit work, ÖJAB established two subsidiary companies:
All about ÖJAB – on 4 pages for Download
with adresses of all ÖJAB locations