List of selforganisations, activist counselling and refugee councils in Germany
More or less in all bigger cities in Germany various groups and organisations are active in solidarity with refugees and migrants. They offer also political, social and legal support. In the following list you will first find some most recommended self-organisations of refugees and migrants and several antiracist groups.
Additionally you can find a list of the (more institutionalized) refugee councils, which are located all over Germany and might help to find useful contacts in every city at this website: https://www.fluechtlingsrat.de
Medical assistance offices for people with and without documents you can find in many cities and in an extra-map here: https://medibueros.org/
Unionist support groups for problems concerning labour (work) in many cities and in two different maps for refugees and migrant workers here:
Selforganisations and networks of refugees and migrants:
We’ll Come United!
An open initiative of people from different social, antiracist and political networks. Many of us are self-organised refugees from various cities in Germany. We organised since 2017 several parades on the street, a coming together to celebrate our daily struggles against deportations and daily racism and for equal rights for everyone.
Youth without Borders (Jugendliche ohne Grenzen)
Youth without Borders (JOG) is a germanwide association of young refugees founded in 2005. Our work follows the principle that those affected have their own voice and do not need a “representative policy for those affected”. We decide for ourselves which forms of action we choose and also how we carry them out.
Caravan for the right of refugees and migrants
A network of self-organized refugees united in a solidarity struggle against poor living conditions, against deportation, lager, vouchers, but no counseling services etc. for it was founded to fight together for equal rights only.
Göttingen: Tel: 0(049)-551-25025784
NRW (Düsseldorf, Köln, Wuppertal): firstname.lastname@example.org
The VOICE Refugee Forum – A Network of Refugee Initiatives in Germany:
Our goal is to support the self-organisation of refugees and their Communities against the Apartheid in isolation camps and ‘Lager’ and to empower the political Networks and struggles in the camps. We demand solidarity and protest against the collective punishments through racist persecution of refugees in Germany. We stand for Freedom of movement for all, Stop deportation and all discriminatory laws against refugees. We are united against any form of colonial injustice and social exclusion of refugees and people without rights in Germany.
The VOICE Refugee Forum Jena , Schillergässchen 5, 07745 Jena,
Afrique Europe Interact
is a small, transnationally organised network that was founded in early 2010. It consists of grassroots activists mainly from Mali, Togo, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands – many of them self-organised refugees, migrants and people who were deported. Politically speaking, Afrique-Europe-Interact has two main goals: one is to publicly criticise and shame the EU migration policies; the other is to draw attention to the structural reasons for flight and migration and therefore the demand for fair and self-determined development. The right to global movement and settlement is only one side of the coin. What is equally important is the right to stay – that is, the possibility to live a secure, dignified and self-determined life in one’s home country/country of origin.
City by city :
Initiative Bürger*innenasyl Aachen
Initiative citizen asylum offers sleeping places for people who are threatened with deportation.
Bismarkstrasse 37, 52066 Aachen
The Barnimer Bürger*innenasyl is an association of people who want to offer protection against deportation. Our commitment is in solidarity and consciously public, its meaning and purpose is political. We would like to support people who are directly threatened with deportation, among other things with housing and thus prevent deportation.
KUB Berlin: Kontakt- und Beratungsstelle für Flüchtlinge und MigrantInnen e.V.
Tel: 0049 (0)30 / 614 94 00 / 614 94 04/ 531 42 119
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00-12:00; by arrangement also in other times
-We offer consultations free of charge regarding immigration, refugee, social and criminal law.
-We offer different adresses and links to consulting organisations and other social services.
-We offer an accompany Service to appointments with doctors or the authorities.
-We offer free language-courses.
Beratungszentrum und Betreuungszentrum für junge Flüchtlinge und Migrantinnen
The BBZ is an advice and care centre for young refugees and migrants and their families. The BBZ provides advice on everyday and social issues with a special focus on and involvement in asylum and residency-specific matters. You can make appointments for councelling by phone.
Turmstr. 72, 4. Etage, 10551 Berlin
Tel.: 0049 (0)30 66 64 07 20
XENION - Psychosocial help for the politically persecuted e.V.
Therapy and counselling for adults and families
Paulsenstr. 55-56, 12163 Berlin-Steglitz
Tel: 0049 (0)30-880667322
(Mon-Thu, 10-12 hrs)
a place to hang out and meet people and eat.
Oranienstraße 45, Berlin
Facebook: Kiez Kantine
No Border Assembly
is a Berlin/Brandenburg based weekly meeting-space to organize resistance against borders.
Gneisenaustr. 2a, 10961 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 23880311
Mobil: +49 (0)176 420 276 55
International Women* Space
Manteuffelstr. 63, 10999 Berlin (Basement / Souterrain)
Mondays 13:00 - 17:00 Just drop in
Phone: +49 1520 1721 275
Email: iwspace (at) iwspace.de
For the rights of migrant women in paid domestic work
Refugee Assembly Brandenburg
Women in Exile and friends
Schlafplatzorga / Sleepingplace Orga
The Sleepingplace Orga tries to organise a temporary shelter for homeless, and also illegalised migrants in Berlin.
Phone: +49 1521 4699071
Shifts at KuB:
Monday + Wednesday: 6pm – 8pm
Friday: 5pm – 7pm
Adress: KuB / Oranienstraße 159 / 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Counselling for refugees from Afghanistan - legal counselling (asylum and residence law) - by appointment only at email@example.com.
Adress: Sprengelstr. 15, 13353 Berlin
The LesMigraS Refugee-Team consists of Lawyers, Social Workers and Psychologists who support you in different languages. We offer free and specialised counselling services for LGBTIQ+ refugees in Berlin.
Kulmer Str. 20a, Hinterhof – 4. Etage, 10783 Berlin
Telefon: 0049 (0)30 – 21 91 50 90
Refugees With Attitudes
KOP - Kampagne für die Opfer rassistischer Polizeigewalt
Campaign for the victims of racist police violence.
Phone: +49 179 544 17 90
AK Asyl e.V.
Friedenstraße 4-8, 33602 Bielefeld
Tel.: 0049 (0)521 / 546 515 - 0
Together we are Bremen
started in organising together in the fight against the camp in the Gottlieb-Daimer-Straße, wich was finally shut down. Many of us are young people who fled from West-African countries and survived the crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. More recently refugees from Ukraine who are not Ukrainian citizens joined the group.
We are an independet group of volunteers and we are against all forms of discriminations. Have you got an official appointment for example at the migration office, the job center or the registry office? We can accompany you, if you do not wish to go alone. In solidarity, confidantially, and free of charge.
You can call us or send us a text via SMS, WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram: +4917699929206
Counselling for young refugees
Counselling Café, the “Beratungscafé” is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 14:30 - 19:00 hours.
The address is: Jugendhaus Buchte, Buchtstraße 14/15, 28195 Bremen. The tram stop is Domsheide, near the city library.
Tel: 0049 (0)4218356153
Sächsischer Flüchtlingsrat e.V.
Henriettenstraße 5, 09112 Chemnitz
Open counselling every Wednesday 10:00 – 16:00
via phone every Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 and Thursday 13:00 – 15:00
Tel: +49 (0)371 – 90 31 33
Müllerstraße 12, 09113 Chemnitz (AGIUA e.V.):
Open counselling every Friday 13:00 – 16:00
Tel.: +49 (0)371 495 127 61
Hum Hain Pakistan e.V.
HHP is a migrant self-organization for the Pakistani diaspora. The association provides help for self-help.
Contact: Samar Khan +49 176 8311 7205
Migrant Support Network e.V.
MSN is a migrant self-organization for the Afghan diaspora. The association provides help for self-help.
Refugees welcome cafe Darmstadt:
every Thursday from 17:00 to 19:00 pm: A place for coming together, a centre for legal, political and social counselling and support.
Halkevi, Luisenstr. 2, 64295 Darmstadt
Asylum counselling for women in Darmstadt:
Flüchtlingshilfe Lippe e.V.
Lemgoer Straße 2, 32756 Detmold
Tel.: 0049 (0)5231/ 45 81 886 (every Monday 11:00 – 12:00)
Refugee Law Clinic Dresden
Free legal advice for refugees by students of the TU Dresden
WhatsApp: +49 351 463-39500
STAY! Düsseldorfer Flüchtlingsinitiative e.V.
Ellerstraße 176, Düsseldorf
Sozialberatung (social rights) - Open counselling without appointment:
Monday 10-13 - Tuesday 15-17 - Friday 12-15
MediNetz (medical help for poeple without legal papers):
Tuesday 19:00-20:30 Uhr and Thursday 14:00-16:00
0211-72139512 and 0157-53606531
Flüchtlinge willkommen in Düsseldorf e.V.
Heinz-Schmöle-Str. 7, 40227 Düsseldorf
All offers in english: https://www.fluechtlinge-willkommen-in-duesseldorf.de/beratungen-und-angebote/engl-all-offers/
A meeting place for everyone who is in need of support with asylum and residence issues. Also a nice place to hang out with friends.
Location: Centro, Alt-Roedelheim 6, 60489 Frankfurt am Main
Time: Every Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m.
Phone/Whatsapp/Signal: +49 157 72149120
self-organised group of migrants and non-migrants, with and without flight-experiences. Organisation of Solidarity-sleepingplaces, social support and political actions against structural racism, for freedom of movement and the right to stay for everyone.
every thursday: Social Support hours (counseling) from 3-6 PM and plenary at 6:30 PM (at the moment at the squat in Günderrodestraße 5 <3)
Legal Aid Committee Frankfurt
Legal advice for refugees and migrants in all sort of legal questions - for free.
Location: “Christuskirche” (church), Beethovenplatz 11-13, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, close to metro station “Bockenheimer Warte”, entrance next to the tower of the church.
Time: Every Tuesday between 6 and 8 p.m.
Südbadisches Aktionsbündnis Gegen Abschiebungen (SAGA)
Mini-Rasthaus, Adlerstr. 12, 79098 Freiburg
„Everyone has the right to have rights“
Counselling and supporting concerning questions of residency (anonymous) Wednesday 2 – 7 pm, Friday 3 – 8 pm
Tel.: 0049 (0) 761-2088408 (answering machine!), Fax: 0049 (0) 761-2088409
Solidarity City Map Freiburg
a map with several initiatives in Freiburg:
LEA watch Freiburg
Adress: Adlerstraße 12, 79098 Freiburg
Opening hours: Monday 15-18, Tuesday 11-13, Thursday 13-16
Refugee Law Clinic Giessen
We offer free legal advice, counselling and informations all around the asylum procedure. If you have any questions or inquiries feel free to call or mail us!
Phone: 0049 (0)641 / 9921066
Roma Center e.V. / Roma Antidiscrimination Network
Am Leinekanal 4, 37073 Göttingen
T: 0049 (0)551-388 7633
Refugee Law Clinic Göttingen
Students initiative for counseling
Consultation Office City Göttingen:
General Student Committee (AStA) of
Goßlerstraße 16a, 37073 Göttingen
Consultation Region Göttingen
Welfenstraße 5, 34346 Hann. Münden
Tel: 0049 (0) 5541 701 902 -21 /-2
Göttingen Citizens' Asylum Group
currently meets irregularly and can be reached via: info[ät]b-asyl-goe.net
Lampedusa in Hamburg
Hammer Straße 10, 22041 Hamburg
Tel: 0049 (0)40 23 68 216 or 040 88 23 86 82
Opening hours: Monday 10-13 and 15-18, Tuesday 09-13, Thursday 15:30-18, Friday ONLY FOR WOMEN 09-13
please always check the currently opening hours on facebook: https://de-de.facebook.com/CafeExilHamburg/
Support/Counseling from the church for refugees
Eifflerstraße 3, 22769 Hamburg
Tel +49 (0)40 / 432 500-80
Fax +49 (0)40 / 432 500-75
Opening hours: every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Danziger Straße 66, 20099 Hamburg
+49 40 280 140 808
The team provides counselling especially in emergency situations in relation to an imminent deportation and in the Dublin procedure. The Härtefallberatung (“hardship counselling”) is also a contact point for people who are living illegally or are threatened with illegality.
Legal counselling FC St.Pauli
Free legal advice in asylum and right of residence by lawyers in the “Fanräume” in Millerntor Stadion. Please bring all your documents and if possible an english or german speaking person.
Fanräume St.Pauli, Heiligengeistfeld 1A, 20359 Hamburg (U3 St.Pauli)
Here you find the dates:
In the different parts of the city of Hamburg you find an overview on several offers for legal counselling here
If your request is concerning Afghanistan, please reach the Afghanistan-
Counseling at firstname.lastname@example.org which is offered in cooperation
with Law Clinic of the Bucerius Law School and Bin e. V.
no one is illegal Hanau
(near Frankfurt/Main): offers counselling and support twice a week, every Monday 14:00-17:00 and every Thursday 12:00-14:00.
Metzgerstrasse 8, 63450 Hanau, Tel.: 0049-6181-184369, Email: kmii-hanau(at)antira.info
Lampedusa in Hanau
(mainly Somalian and Eritrean refugees)
Metzgerstr.8, Hanau, Contact via kmii-hanau(at)antira.info
Refugee Law Clinic Hannover e. V.
Königsworther Platz 1, 30167 Hannover
is selforganized group works for, from one hand, promotion and increasing the political and social awareness and conscious about the importance of (refugees economy) as a backbone of a true effective dimension towards refugees empowerment, in terms of equality, and from the other hand, to support, help and facilitate the efforts of refugees and migrants to create their own businesses and jobs.
UMBAJA e. V, c/o Pavillon
Lister Meile 4, 30161 Hannover
Refugee Law Clinic Jena
Consultation for the rights of refugees and migrants in Jena: Tuesdays from 4:00- 7:00 p.m. in WeltRaum (Unterm Markt 13, 07743 Jena).
Meet up Kassel
Counselling, Please ask for an appointment.
Geisselstraße 3-5, 50823 Köln
https://www.allerweltshaus.de/beratung/beratung (different languages)
Tel: +49159-06404264 Please ask for an appointment first!
Documenting deportations in NRW
0049 (0)221 972 69 32 | +491575 40 35 862
Herwarthstr. 7, 50672 Köln
Councelling (in different languages) appointment via beratungkoeln[@]koelner-fluechtlingsrat.de
refugee law clinic Cologne
Web: https://lawcliniccologne.com/beratungsangebot/ (in different languages)
Councelling / rechtliche Beratung im Asyl- oder Ausländerrecht: appointment via email@example.com
InfoBus Leipzig - for refugees and asylum seekers
Signal, WhatsApp, Telegram: +49 178 699 0601
Adress: Initiativkreis: Menschen.Würdig. e.V.
c/o InfoBus, Eisenbahnstraße 125, 04315 Leipzig
Refugee Law Clinic Leipzig
VOLUNTEER LEGAL ADVICE FOR REFUGEES IN LEIPZIG
Adress: Taubestraße 2, 04347 Leipzig
Email: beratung [at] rlc-leipzig.de
Meeting every Thursday at 20:30, please write an email before you want to join.
Bellevue di Monaco
Asylum Counseling: Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Fridays 10:00 am - 12:00 am.
Migration Counselling: Here we help with all questions about life in Germany. For example, explaining letters, German courses, debts or tips for finding a place to live. The counseling is free of charge. Monday 10:00-12:00, Tuesday 16:00-18:00, Thursday 10:00-12:00
Adress: Beratungscafe, Müllerstraße 6, 80469 München.
Phone: +49(0)89 – 550 577 54.
Münchner Flüchtlingsrat (Munich Refugee-council)
Legal advice: You have to call in the following hours to get an appointment: Monday 14:00-16:00, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-12:00.
Adress: Dachauer Str. 21a (backyard), 80335 München
Phone: +49(0)89-123 900 96
Independent legal advice in detention-confinement at Munich Airport: Thursday, 9:00-12:00. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal-advice (in mother-language) before the AnKer branches: For more Information and Legal advice hours in Munich, Fürstenfeldbruck, Ingolstadt and Manching, see: http://muenchner-fluechtlingsrat.de/fuer-fluechtlinge/beratung/#tab-id-1, E-mail: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Café 104’s focus is to provide legal and psychosocial counselling that assists illegal immigrants, especially pregnant women without residency permits.
Kontakt: Café 104 / Dachauer Str. 161 / 80636 München / Tel: 089 45 20 76 56 / Fax: 089 45 20 76 57 / E-mail: beratung[at]cafe104.de
Counseling: Tuesday: 17-20h and Friday: 10-13h
Medical help – anonymous & free of charge: https://www.aerztederwelt.org/unsere-projekte/deutschland/muenchen
Dachauer Str. 161, 80636 Munich
Telephonehours: Mon-Fri: 9.30 am - 5pm
mobil: +49177 511 69 65
Psychosocial support and asylum advice for lesbian, bisexual women, transMen / women.
Adress: Angertorstr. 3, 80469 Munich
Phone: 089 9982959 30
You need to call or email before to get an appointment.
Bavarian Refugee Council
Gugelstr. 83, 90459 Nürnberg
Tel.: 0049 (0)911 – 99 44 59 46
Open space, legal counseling, german courses for women & LGBTQI:
Adress: Zickstr. 8, 90429 Nürnberg
offers social counseling and couseling for refugees. There is also a cafe for refugees which is open every friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Beyond that they offer integration Courses.
Adress: Klävemannstraße 16, Oldenburg
Tel: 0049 (0)441 - 88 40 16,
anti-racist plenary in Oldenburg
The anti-racist plenary in Oldenburg is a group of refugees and supporters. They meet regularly and organize political protest for example. Contact: antira-ol(at)gmx.de
No Lager Osnabrück
Initative for politically support for refugees and to prevent deportations in the region of Osnabrück
Exil e.V. - Osnabrücker Zentrum für Flüchtlinge
Independent counseling and support, german courses
Tel: 0049 (0) 541 3806990
Refugee Law Clinic Osnabrück
Group of committed people, students and research assistants at the University of Osnabrück that offers free legal advice
Queer Refugees & Friends - Osnabrück
A small group of queer people who try to support LGBTQIA+ -Refugees in Osnabrück and the surrounding area
Netzwerk für traumatisierte Flüchtlinge in Niedersachsen (NTFN)
Phone: 0049 (0)541 66894396
Refugee Law Clinic Passau
legal advice for all refugees and migrants in asylum law questions, see: https://srb-passau.de/rlc/
Adress: Zum Jagenstein 1, 14478 Potsdam
Projekt ACT – Beratung für Geflüchtete
Various local counselling services in Sachsen you can find here:
Verein Flüchtlinge für Flüchtlinge (Refugees4Refugees)
Böblingerstr. 105, 70199 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49.1517.220.7248 Email:email@example.com
Netzwerk Soli-Asyl Thüringen
☎: +420 606 597 188
Soli-Asyl Thüringen is a network of activists* who are working against all forms of deportation. The network accompanies illegalized persons and their Soli-groups during their time underground.
The network Lager-Watch Thuringia documents the structural, racist and physical violence of Lager accommodation in Thuringia.
Legal support for refugees and migrants
Every Tuesday from 17:30 to 20:00 with prior registration via Email or phone.
Blücherstraße 32, 65195 Wiesbaden
Tel. & Fax: 0611 - 49 52 49
+49 178 8530701
Amnesty International Würzburg
The action group Amnesty International Würzburg campaigns for human rights, organizes events, actions and offers free individual counseling for refugees in the area of Würzburg.
Adress: Friedenstr. 3, 97072 Würzburg
Phone: +49 (0) 931 88 69 27
BI_PoC Safe Space Würzburg
The BI_PoC Safe Space Würzburg is open to all people who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color. The bi-weekly meetings are about mutual exchange, networking, empowerment and the planning of joint actions and events.
MediNetz Würzburg e.V.
The MediNetz Würzburg pursues the goal of ensuring health care for people without health insurance in Würzburg and arranges free medical assistance for people without papers in consultation hours.
Adress: Postfach 6168, 97011 Würzburg
Phone: +49 (0) 160 916 610 78
Netzwerk Soli-Asyl Würzburg
The network Soli-Asyl Würzburg is a local and independent association of activists, solidarity initiatives, and individuals in the area of Würzburg and aims to create solidarity structures that support people in their struggle for their right to stay in Germany. The goal of the initiative is to provide people threatened with deportation temporary places of refuge and shelter, to ensure access to health care and legal advice, and to support them in finding and developing sustainable perspectives.
Refugee Law Clinic Würzburg e.V.
The Refugee Law Clinic Würzburg is an initiative of students of the Faculty of Law at the University of Würzburg with the aim of establishing a free student legal and integration counseling service for asylum seekers in the area of Würzburg.
Adress: Domerschulstraße 16, 97070 Würzburg
Phone: +49 (0) 151 565 271 22
Würzburger Flüchtlingsrat e.V.
The Würzburger Flüchtlingsrat advocates for the rights and concerns of refugees in Würzburg and draws the attention of the general public to the situation of refugees. In addition, the association monitors how political parties, authorities and other institutions deal with refugees living in Würzburg.
Adress: Augustinerkloster, Dominikanerplatz 2, 97070 Würzburg
Phone: +49 (0) 175 218 216 4
Pro Asyl offers legal counselling about the asylum procedure via telephone and email. If you are looking for counselling in a city that is not listed here, it makes sense to contact them by email to get advice.
Tel: +49 (0)69-242 314 20
Fax: +49 (0)69-242 314 72
Or you may check this map here: http://www.fluechtlingsrat.de/
Support of minors
BumF e.V. - Bundesfachverband unbegleitete minderjährige Flüchtlinge e.V.
Paulsenstr. 55 - 56, 12163 Berlin
Telefon: +49 (0)30 82 09 743 - 0
Contactlist of Refugee Councils in whole Germany
You may ask the refugee councils for contacts to local counselling and support networks in your area! There are many places that offer legal and social counselling, also in smaller places. The refugee councils exist in all federal states (“Bundesländer”) and they have usually lists with most of the existing offers. You can find an overview with contacts of all refugee councils in each federal state here: https://www.fluechtlingsrat.de/