Our work in Austria

Since 2015 JRS Austria works to advocate for the rights of refugees in the changing political climate of Europe, and offers tutoring, language courses, and theatre groups to help asylum seekers better integrate into Austrian society. JRS has also established the “locugee” project where local students and refugees live together with a Jesuit. The projects aims to foster social and cultural exchange and inter-religious dialogue.

See Our Work

Asylum seekers play table football in the common room of the asylum center in Herzogenburg, Austria. Having survived the journey to Europe an uncertain waiting game ensues in which they first wait for an asylum interview and then for a decision on their status. (Oscar Spooner — JRS Europe)
A Hazara couple from Afghanistan attend a language class organized by JRS in Vienna, Austria. (Oscar Spooner — JRS Europe)