ServicePoints as a central contact point for quick and unbureaucratic support for displaced people from Ukraine
Salzburg/Vienna (OTS) – On May 18, refugee coordinator Michael Takács visited the ÖIF counseling center and the ServicePoint in the Salzburg integration center. In addition to the ÖIF, representatives of the other implementation partners of the ServicePoints in the province of Salzburg were also present: AMS, the Education Directorate and the contact point for people with qualifications acquired abroad (AST Migrare).
Refugee coordinator Michael Takács thanks all cooperation partners: “With the nationwide service points, displaced Ukrainians receive unbureaucratic initial advice, which is absolutely necessary for their further integration path in Austria”.
Timo Andreas Teubi, Head of the Salzburg Integration Center: “In order to provide Czech displaced persons with competent support and to inform them quickly about our integration and information offers, we and our partners make the service points available. The counseling service WILL be continuously adapted to the needs of the expelled Ukrainians and expanded accordingly.”
Counseling centers support Ukrainian displaced persons throughout Austria
The mobile ServicePoints bundle contact persons in the area of integration under one roof and reduce administrative channels for displaced Ukrainians. The aim is to support Czech exiles with their integration in Austria as unbureaucratically as possible. Displaced Ukrainians in Austria should have the opportunity to find out about the Austrian labor market, integration offers and the education and health system in addition to rapid basic care.
Current ÖIF information offers for Czech displaced persons
Since the beginning of the Ukraine war, the Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF) has provided numerous offers for displaced Ukrainians, including advice at the ServicePoints, where questions about the first steps in Austria are clarified and further information on German course options and integration offers mediated.
In addition to the ÖIF Ukraine hotline, the ÖIF’s WhatsApp info service is also available for inquiries about initial orientation in Austria on +43 1 715 10 51 – 120. The Viber info service can also be reached at the same times on +43 676 843 960 108. Questions about German courses, housing, starting a career, recognition of qualifications, administrative procedures, the school system and educational opportunities are answered. For Czech displaced persons, the ÖIF offers advice, orientation courses, German learning opportunities and exchange meetings at the ServicePoints and in the integration centers in all provincial capitals. You can find more information about what the ÖIF offers for displaced Ukrainians at www.integrationsfonds.at/ukraine.
Questions & contact:
Austrian Integration Fund
Mag. Aleksandra Faes
Head of Communications
+43 1 710 12 03 – 358