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Symbolic image Apprentices of the BPI during a demonstration of a working tool.

Work with Refugees at ÖJAB

Over 60 years of refugee assistance – www.oejab.at/umf

Housing, General Assistance, and Educational Offerings for Migrants and Refugees

Resident with visitor at a party in the garden of ÖJAB-Haus Greifenstein.

ÖJAB has been supporting and caring for refugees since 1956. Back then, when large numbers of people fled communist Hungary due to its occupation by the Soviet Army, ÖJAB began admitting Hungarian refugees to its dormitories – especially in Greifenstein, Lower Austria. Later on, ÖJAB also took in refugees from communist Czechoslovakia (1968) and Poland (1981–1983), and it has since then continued to take in refugees from all over the world.

Against this backdrop and in view of the present-day flows of migrants and refugees to Europe, the provision of housing, general assistance, and education for and with migrants and refugees has become one of ÖJAB’s core missions.

Educational projects for recognized refugees are conducted at ÖJAB’s Vocational Training Institute (BPI).

Furthermore, ÖJAB provides asylum seekers – above all unaccompanied underage refugees – with a new home and supports them with teaching and training at two dormitories:

ÖJAB-Haus Greifenstein

Intercultural Dormitory of ÖJAB
Outdoor view of ÖJAB-Haus Greifenstein.

ÖJAB-Haus Mödling

Youth dormitory and training center
Outdoor view of the entrance area of ÖJAB-Haus Mödling.
Head of Asylum:

Kathrin Notheis, BA 
+43 664 88312438