List of selforganisations, activist counselling and refugee councils in Germany

Last update : March 2020

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. Following some links to more specific initiatives concerning legal and medical aid as well as for labour and minors problems, 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.

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 organise since 2017 every year a parade on the street, a coming together to celebrate our daily struggles against deportations and daily racism and for equal rights for everyone. Migrantifa we call it when we organise against racist attacks.
Contact: mail(at)welcome-united(dot)org

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
Network of self organized refugees united in a solidarity struggle against bad living conditions, against deportation, Lager, vouchers… It offers explicitly no counselling, service etc. but was founded to fight together for equal rights.
Göttingen: Tel: 0(049)-551-58892
NRW (Düsseldorf, Köln, Wuppertal):

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,
E-Mail: thevoicerefugeeforum(at)
E-mail: the_voice_berlin(at)
Email: thevoice_bdw(at)

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.

Antiracist groups / Counselling – city by city:


Selforganized Groups in Berlin and beyond find here:
Contact: refugeeresistanceberlin(at)

Women in Exile:

KUB Berlin: Kontakt- und Beratungsstelle für Flüchtlinge und MigrantInnen e.V.
Oranienstr.159, Tel: 030 / 614 94 00 / 614 94 04/ 531 42 119, kontakt[at],
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.

KiezKantine - a place to hang out and meet people and eat.
Oranienstraße 45, Berlin. Tuesdays, 3-10pm. (It’s closed for the time of Corona)
Facebook: Kiez Kantine


Volunteer group for the accompaniment of refugees and migrants
You can reach us on Mondays from 5 to 8 pm and on Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm on the following number:
Contact: acompa-bremen(at)

Together we are Bremen:

Flüchtlingsinitiative Bremen:

Solidarity City Bremen:

Cologne (Köln):

migrant selforganisation in Cologne (Köln), counselling for migrant and refugee women:
Kontakdaten hier:


Refugees welcome cafe Darmstadt:
every Saturday from 3:00 to 6:00 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:


STAY! Düsseldorfer Flüchtlingsinitiative e.V.
Hüttenstr. 150, 40227 Düsseldorf
social and legal advice

medical help for poeple without legal papers

Flüchtlinge willkommen in Düsseldorf e.V.
Heinz -Schmöle-Str. 7, 40227 Düsseldorf


Café United
You have questions regarding your asylum procedure or your legal situation in Germany?
We are a group of activists who run an independent and solidary café for refugees.
Opening hours: We are open every 1st and 3rd Wendnesday of the month from 18-20 pm
Our Address: Niddastraße 57, 60329 Frankfurt am Main

Legal Aid Committee Frankfurt
Legal advice for migrants in all sort of legal questions, like aliens and asylum law - for free! Every Tuesday 6-8 PM Frankfurt-Bockenheim, Christuskirche (church), Beethovenplatz, entrance close to the tower (U6/U7 metrostation Westend or U4 metrostation Bockenheimer Warte)


Women gettogether Café
is every 1st Sunday per month from 3 to 7 p.m.
all gender gettogether Café
is every 3rd Sunday per month from 3 to 7 p.m.
Address: Idsteiner Str. 91, 60326 Frankfurt


Roma Center e.V. / Roma Antidiscrimination Network
Am Leinekanal 4, 37073 Göttingen
T: 0551-388 7633

Law clinic
Students initiative for counseling
Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12.00 and from 6 to 8 p.m.
in the house AStA (Student organization)
Goßlerstraße 16a, 37073 Göttingen
Contact: info(at)

Beratungs- und Aktionszentrum e.V.
Independent counseling center close by the first recepetion center in Friedland
Schlossstraße 2
37133 Friedland
mail: baz-friedland(at)

Stop deportations
Initiative to prevent deportations in the region of Göttingen
Student group to help with translations and contacts


Lampedusa in Hamburg

Asmaras World Refugee Support

Café Exil
Spaldingstr. 41, 20097 Hamburg
Tel: 040 23 68 216 or 040 88 23 86 82, Fax: 040 63 67 31 02
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8-14h; Friday: 8-13h
Advising and accompanying, see here:

Infomobil Hamburg[&]notif_id=1459896738101327
The Infomobil supports minor refugees with advice and independent information, in finding a place in a youth flat, we are searching for guardians and we will do everything that you can go as fast as possible to school. As minors you have a special right to protection. Our work is an act of practical solidarity. Beside that we are fighting against the racist migration policy in Europe.

Support/Counseling from the church for refugees
Eifflerstraße 3
D-22769 Hamburg
Tel +49 (0)40 / 432 500-80
Fax +49 (0)40 / 432 500-75
Contact: info(at)
Opening hours: every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


no one is illegal Hanau
(near Frankfurt/Main): offers counselling and support twice a week, every Monday 14:00-18:00 and every Thursday 12:00-14:00.
Metzgerstrasse 8, 63450 Hanau, Tel.: 0049-6181-184369, Email: kmii-hanau(at)

Lampedusa in Hanau (mainly Somalian and Eritrean refugees)
Metzgerstr.8, Hanau, Contact via kmii-hanau(at)


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.


Solizentrum (Solidarity-Center) Lübeck
Willy-Brandt-Allee 11
23554 Lübeck
Contact: transit(at)
Counseling every Monday and Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.


Karawane München:
Meeting every Thursday at 8.00 pm at Bellvue di Monaco, Müllerstraße 6, 80469 München.
Email: kontakt(at),

Psychosocial support and asylum advice for lesbian, bisexual women, transMen / women. Monday and Wednesday 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm. +49 (0)89-7254272, e-mail:,

Asylum Counseling at Bellevue di Monaco:
Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Fridays 10:00 am - 12:00 am. Beratungscafe, Müllerstraße 6, 80469 München.
No Asylum Counseling at Bellevue during corona lock down. Please contact organizations below for counseling via telephone or email. Phone: +49(0)89 – 550 577 54.

Münchner Flüchtlingsrat (Munich Refugee-council):
Legal advice: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fryday (by volunteers) from 10:00 am - 12:00 am. Dachauer Str. 21a (backyard), 80335 München, Tel. +49(0)89-123 900 96, E-mail:
Independent legal advice in detention-confinement at Munich Airport: Wednesday, 9.30am -12:00 am. E-Mail:
Legal-advice (in mother-language) before the AnKer branches: For more Information an Legal advice hours in Munich, Fürstenfeldbruck, Ingolstadt and Manching, E-mail: and

Oldenburg (Lower Saxony):

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. Website:
Klävemannstraße 16, Tel: 0441 - 88 40 16, Mail: info(at)
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)


No Lager Osnabrück
Initative for politically support for refugees and to prevent deportations in the region of Osnabrück
Contact: nolagerosnabrueck(at)

Exil e.V. - Osnabrücker Zentrum für Flüchtlinge
Independent counseling and support, german courses
Tel: 00495 41 / 76 02 44 8


NoBorder Passau: meeting every thursday at 5 pm at frei•raum, advice and councelling for all refugees and migrants, support for daily activities and open arms, also contacts to legal support groups in Passau, contact:

Asylcafé Passau: meeting every two weeks wednesday from 5-7 pm at Diakonie Passau; food, drinks, activities and company for all looking for contacts, support and likeminded people, see:

Refugee Law Clinic Passau: legal advice for all refugees and migrants in asylum law questions, see:
For information about more groups see:


Various local counselling services in Sachsen you can find here:


Verein Flüchtlinge für Flüchtlinge (Refugees4Refugees)
Böblingerstr 105, 70199 Stuttgart.
Tel.: 017627873832
Email: refugees4refugees(at)

Thüringen / Jena / Erfurt:

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).

Break Deportation
Break deportation is a network for joint action against deportations and isolation of refugees.

Netzwerk Soli-Asyl Thüringen
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.


w2wtal - refugees welcome 2 wuppertal
w2wtal[at] or via


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 call them to get advice.
Tel: +49 (0)69-242 314 20
Mo-Fr: 10h-12h [&] 14h-16h
Fax: +49 (0)69-242 314 72

Or you may check this map here:

Medical aid groups in a lot of cities

see: Germany [gt] Medical

Unionist support groups for problems concerning labour in 5 cities

see: Germany [gt] Work

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!


Flüchtlingsrat Baden-Württemberg e.V.
Urbanstr. 44, 70182 Stuttgart
Tel. 0049(0)711/ 55 32 834
Fax 0049(0)711/ 55 32 835

Südbadisches Aktionsbündnis gegen Abschiebungen (SAGA)
Adlerstr. 12
79098 Freiburg
Tel. 0049 (0)761-2088408
Fax: 0049 (0)761-2088409


Bayerischer Flüchtlingsrat, München
Augsburgerstr. 13, 80337 München
Mo-Fr 10 am - 5 pm
Tel: 0049(0)89/762234, Fax 0049(0)89/762236

Bayerischer Flüchtlingsrat, Nürnberg
Humboldtstr. 132
90459 Nürnberg
Tel: 0911 - 99 44 59 46

Münchner Flüchtlingsrat
Goethestraße 53
80336 München
Tel. 089 123 900 96, Fax 089 123 921 88

Würzburger Flüchtlingsrat
Dominikanerplatz 2
97070 Würzburg
Tel.: +49 175 2182164
Fax: +49 931 3097-189
E-Mail: info(at)


Flüchtlingsrat Berlin
Georgenkirchstr 69-70, 10249 Berlin
Tel. 0049(0)30-24344-5762, Fax 0049(0)30-24344-5763

Adressbook Refugee Council Berlin with a lot of useful contacts (not only in Berlin!) to be foundhere.


Flüchtlingsrat Brandenburg
Rudolf-Breitscheid-Str. 164
14482 Potsdam
Tel. + Fax 0049(0)331-716499


Flüchtlingsrat Bremen
St. Jürgenstr. 102
28203 Bremen
Tel: (0421) 4166 1218
Fax: (0421) 4166 1219
Mail: info(at)


Flüchtlingsrat Hamburg
c/o Werkstatt 3
Nernstweg 32 - 34, 22765 Hamburg
Tel: 0049(0)40/431587 , Fax 0049(0)40/4304490
Tuesday + Thursday 10-12 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.


Flüchtlingsrat Hessen
Leipziger Str. 17
60487 Frankfurt a.M.
Tel. 0049 (0)69 - 976 987 10, Fax - 976 987 11


Flüchtlingsrat Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V.
Postfach 11 02 29
19002 Schwerin
Tel: 0049(0)385 5815790
Fax 0049(0)385 5815791


Refugee Council Niedersachsen
Röpkestr. 12
30173 Hannover
Tel. 0 511 / 98 24 60 30
Fax 0 511 / 98 24 60 31
Email: nds(at)


Flüchtlingsrat NRW e.V.
Wittener Straße 201
44803 Bochum
Opening hour: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
Telefon: 0234 - 587315 6
Fax: 0234 - 587315 75

Flüchtlingsrat Köln
Kartäusergasse 9-11
50678 Köln
Tel. 0049(0)221-3382249 Fax 3382237

Südstrasse 46, 48153 Münster
Tel. 0049(0)251 - 14486 -0,
Fax 0049(0)251 - 14486 - 20, -10


Arbeitskreis Asyl Rheinland-Pfalz
c/o Pfarramt für Ausländerarbeit, Kurhausstr. 8, 55543 Bad Kreuznach
Postfach 2851, 55516 Bad Kreuznach
Tel: 0049(0)671-8459-152, -153 Fax 0049(0)671-8459-154


Saarländischer Flüchtlingsrat e.V.
Kaiser Friedrich Ring 46, 66740 Saarlouis

Tel. 0049(0)6831-4877938, Fax 4877939

Tuesday: 2-5 p.m., Thursday 9-12 a.m.


Flüchtlingsrat Sachsen
Henriettenstr. 5, 09112 Chemnitz
Tel. + Fax 0049(0)371-2401232, 2404688, Fax 3352105

Various local counselling services in Sachsen you can find here:


Flüchtlingsrat Sachsen-Anhalt



Schellingstr. 3-4
39104 Magdeburg
Tel. 0049(0)391-5371281, 0049- (0)391/505 496 13 and -14, Fax -5371280


Kurallee 15, 06114 Halle (Saale)

Tel. 0049 345 44502521 Fax: 0049 345 44502522


Flüchtlingsrat Schleswig-Holstein
Oldenburger Str. 25
24143 Kiel
Tel: 0049(0)431/735000 Fax 0049(0)431/736077


Flüchtlingsrat Thüringen
Warsbergstr 1
99092 Erfurt
Tel: 0049(0)361-21727-20, -11 Fax 0049(0)361-21727-27