Diakonie Flüchtlingsdienst

Diakonie Austria supports people in difficult life situations – in sickness and in social emergencies, as refugees and in the wake of natural disasters. Diakonie promotes the inclusion of disabled people, accompanies those needing care and also in their old age, invests in educational opportunities for children and teenagers alike.

Diakonie ranks amongst the five largest social organizations in Austria. It comments on social policy and takes a stand for the rights and the safety of people in emergency situations.


Target group(s): Migrants, refugees

Website: http://fluechtlingsdienst.diakonie.at/english-fd


Diakonie is active in the areas of accommodation, counseling, care, education, integration, as well as medical and psychotherapeutic treatment for refugees.

The Diakonie is working in follwing areas with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants:

  • Counselling
  • Care and support
  • Housing and accommodation
  • Education and training
  • Integration
  • Medical and psychotherapeutic treatment

They offer language courses and support in further qualification activities and provide access to non-profit employment.

Type of product

Course / Training

Brief description of the product / outcome / method

In addition to providing the most essential services, they are focus on the creation of daytime structure, health stabilization and the identification of perspectives

Impact on target groups / Transferability potential

The diakonie Flüchtlingsdienst develops with their clients a strategy for coping with their daily lives and gives them orientation in a foreign society. The independence of these people is to be increased. Another impact is that the migrants learn how to integrate in the society. Migrants become the chance if they won’t find a job to start as a non-profit worker.

Promoter of the initiative

Name of organization / individual:

Country: Austria



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