The NGO asylkoordination österreich provides expertise and experts, monitors asylum legislation in Austria, offers information, training, advice and support for volunteers. We are doing advocacy for asylum seekers and migrants and are working together with media in order to raise awareness for difficulties migrants have to face in Austria – by media, by workshops in schools, by organizing lectures and public events (e.g. Umbrella march on World refugee day, the LebensLauf (a charity run), ….)
We facilitate the exchange of experience and co-operation between NGOs in Austria and Europe. Among others, we are coordinating the Austrian network of organisations accommodating unaccompanied children and together with UNHCR the network of legal representatives of unaccompanied minor refugees. We carry out projects and studies in the field of young refugees and have the mentoring project “connecting people” for unaccompanied minors.