As part of primary care (Grundversorgung), the project StartWien for Refugees offers comprehensive integration assistance for all asylum seekers in Vienna from day one. The project aims at providing relevant information to help refugees getting used to their new life in Vienna.
Free information modules, Vienna Charter Talks and diverse workshops have been available for refugees (irrespective of asylum status) since September 2015. The activities are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at CORE Zentrum. They provide orientation and basic information on different topics such as:
In the Vienna Charter workshop participants discuss the basic principles of living together respectfully such as democracy and human rights.
The topics highlighted in our workshops
In addition, there are information modules and Charter Talks for young people (15-25 years). The topics of these information modules are “healthcare/housing”, “education”, “living together”, and “love, sexuality and more”.
The information modules, Charter Talks and workshops are held in Arabic, Farsi/Dari, Pashto, Somali, and English.
Please check the module programme for more information about current module topics.
Place and time
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 14:00 and 16:00 (duration: two to three hours)
CORE Zentrum (address: Pfeiffergasse 4, Stiege D, 2nd floor, 1150 Vienna)
The modules include free childcare on Saturdays from 14:00 to 18:00.
The education platform “Bildungsdrehscheibe”, which forms part of primary care (Grundversorgung) in Vienna, provides refugees with advice about education and training, helps them analyse their language skills and qualifications and advises them about German language and basic education courses. Refugees are usually pointed to Bildungsdrehscheibe by primary care service and advice centres or by the staff of their primary care homes.
As part of primary care (Grundversorgung) there are counselling and advice centres for refugees in Vienna.