“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

Diakonie Flüchtlingsdienst

The Austrian Diakonie Refugee Service works in the following areas: Counselling, care and support, housing and accommodation, Education and training, Integration and Medical and psychotherapeutic treatment with asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and Austrians alike. Working in eight Austrian states, through 45 facilities, with close to 700 employees and approximately 600 volunteers, Refugee Service supports its clients so as to achieve their equality of opportunity, self-determination and full societal participation. The Diakonie Refugee Service defines itself as a human rights organisation; its work centres on advocacy for refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants. We work actively to prevent racism and discrimination through training and projects. In our public relations and lobbying work, we advocate for the legal, social and economic equality of foreigners who are permanent residents in Austria and Austrians alike.