List of selforganisations, activist counselling and refugee councils in Germany

Last update : May 2023
  • Contacts in Germany

    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:

    Medical assistance offices for people with and without documents you can find in many cities and in an extra-map here:

    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):

    • 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 :

    • Aachen

      • Initiative Bürger*innenasyl Aachen

        Initiative citizen asylum offers sleeping places for people who are threatened with deportation.
        c/o Infoladen
        Bismarkstrasse 37, 52066 Aachen
        Email: b_asyl_ac[ät]

    • Barnim

      • Bürger*innenasyl Barnim

        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.
        e-mail: buergerinnenasyl-barnim{at}

    • Berlin

      • KUB Berlin: Kontakt- und Beratungsstelle für Flüchtlinge und MigrantInnen e.V.

        Oranienstr.159, Berlin
        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.

      • BBZ

        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, families and unaccompanied minors
        Paulsenstr. 55-56, 12163 Berlin-Steglitz
        Tel: 0049 (0)30-880667322
        (Mon-Thu, 10-12 hrs)

      • KiezKantine

        a place to hang out and meet people and eat.
        Oranienstraße 45, Berlin
        Tuesdays, 3-10pm.
        Facebook: Kiez Kantine

      • No Border Assembly

        is a Berlin/Brandenburg based weekly meeting-space to organize resistance against borders.
        Email: noborderassembly[at]riseup[dot]net

      • Borderline Europe

        Gneisenaustr. 2a, 10961 Berlin
        Tel: +49 (0)30 23880311
        Mobil: +49 (0)176 420 276 55
        E-Mail: mail(at)

      • 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)

      • Respect Berlin

        For the rights of migrant women in paid domestic work

      • Refugee Assembly Brandenburg
      • Women in Exile and friends

        Email: info(at)women-in-exile(dot)net

      • 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

      • Yaar Berlin

        Counselling for refugees from Afghanistan - legal counselling (asylum and residence law) - by appointment only at
        Adress: Sprengelstr. 15, 13353 Berlin

      • Les Migras

        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.
        Insta: @Kop_berlin

    • Bielefeld

      • AK Asyl e.V.

        Friedenstraße 4-8, 33602 Bielefeld
        Tel.: 0049 (0)521 / 546 515 - 0

    • Bremen

      • 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.

      • ACOMPA.

        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
        Email: acompa-bremen[at]

      • Flüchtlingsrat Bremen
        Via Flüchtlingsrat Bremen you can also get in touch for medical assistance in case you are undocumented or without health insurance:

      • 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
        E-mail: info[at]

    • Chemnitz

      • 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

      • AGIUA e.V.

        Müllerstraße 12, 09113 Chemnitz (AGIUA e.V.):
        Open counselling every Friday 13:00 – 16:00
        Tel.: +49 (0)371 495 127 61

    • Darmstadt

      • 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

      • 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
        Tel: 004915734938543

    • Detmold

      • Flüchtlingshilfe Lippe e.V.

        Lemgoer Straße 2, 32756 Detmold
        Tel.: 0049 (0)5231/ 45 81 886 (every Monday 11:00 – 12:00)

    • Dresden

    • Düsseldorf

    • Frankfurt

      • Café United

        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 Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m.
        Phone/Whatsapp/Signal: +49 157 72149120

      • Project Shelter

        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)
        Fb: project.shelter-Frankfurt
        Phone: +4915785371520

      • 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.

      • Migrant Support Network

        MSN is a migrant self-organization for the Afghan diaspora. The association provides help for self-help.

    • Freiburg

    • Giessen

      • 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
        Mail: rlc(at)

    • Göttingen

      • 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
        Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
        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]

      • Migrationszentrum Göttingen

        Neustadt 18, 37073 Göttingen
        Counselling in the asylum procedure and psychosocial counselling. You need to make an appointment via phone or email.
        Tel.: 0049-(0)551-38905150

    • Hamburg

    • Hanau

      • 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)

      • Lampedusa in Hanau

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

    • Hannover

      • Refugee Law Clinic Hannover e. V.

        Königsworther Platz 1, 30167 Hannover

      • UMBAJA

        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
        Tel: +4917679003827

    • Jena

      • 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).

    • Kassel

      • Meet up Kassel

        Counselling, Please ask for an appointment.

    • Köln

      • Allerweltshaus

        Geisselstraße 3-5, 50823 Köln
        Councelling see: (different languages)
        Tel: +49159-06404264 Please ask for an appointment first!

      • Abschiebungsreporting NRW

        Documenting deportations in the federal state of Northrine-Westphalia.
        0049 (0)221 972 69 32 | +491575 40 35 862

      • agisra

        migrant selforganisation in Cologne (Köln), counselling for migrant and refugee women: - Kontakdaten hier:
        Adress: Salierring 48, 50677 Köln

      • Bürger*innen-Asyl Köln

      • FluchtPunkt

        Flüchtlingsrat Köln
        Hohenzollernring 89-93, 50672 Köln
        Councelling (in different languages) appointment via beratungkoeln[@]

      • Medinetz Köln


      • refugee law clinic Cologne

        Web: (in different languages)
        Councelling / rechtliche Beratung im Asyl- oder Ausländerrecht: appointment via

    • Leipzig

      • Refugee Law Clinic Leipzig

        Adress: Taubestraße 2, 04347 Leipzig
        Email: beratung [at]

      • Sächsischer Flüchtlingsrat / Refugee Council Sachsen

        Lützner Straße 93/95, 04177 Leipzig

        Tel: 0049-(0)341 – 249 147 91
        Open Counselling: 
Wednesday 10:00 – 13:00 
(also in arabic)
 and 14:00 – 18:00
        Thursdays in NGO-Raum in the first reception camp (EAE) in Dölzig
        You can also get in touch for extra appointments

    • Marburg

      • Soli-Asyl Marburg


    • München

      • Karawane München

        Meeting every Thursday at 20:30, please write an email before you want to join.
        Email: kontakt(at)

      • 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: Müllerstraße 2, 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:
        Legal-advice (in mother-language) before the AnKer branches:
        For more Information and Legal advice hours in Munich, Fürstenfeldbruck, Ingolstadt and Manching, see:
        E-mail: and

      • Cafe 104

        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]
        Counseling: Tuesday: 17-20h and Friday: 10-13h

      • Open Med

        Medical help – anonymous & free of charge:
        Dachauer Str. 161, 80636 Munich
        Telephonehours: Mon-Fri: 9.30 am - 5pm
        mobil: +49177 511 69 65

      • LeTRa
        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

        Westendstr. 19 Rgb
        80339 München
        Tel: 0049 (0)89/762234

    • Nürnberg

      • Bavarian Refugee Council

        Büro Nordbayern
        Gugelstr. 83, 90459 Nürnberg
        Tel.: 0049 (0)911 – 99 44 59 46

      • Imedana e.V.

        Open space, legal counseling, german courses for women & LGBTQI:
        Adress: Zickstr. 8, 90429 Nürnberg

    • Oldenburg

      • IBIS e.V.

        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,
        Email: info(at)

      • 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)

    • Osnabrück

      • No Lager Osnabrück

        Initative for politically support for refugees and to prevent deportations in the region of Osnabrück
        Contact: nolager-os(at)

      • 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
        Contact: info(at)

      • Queer Refugees & Friends - Osnabrück

        A small group of queer people who try to support LGBTQIA+ -Refugees in Osnabrück and the surrounding area
        Contact: rainbowrefugeesos(at)

      • Netzwerk für traumatisierte Flüchtlinge in Niedersachsen (NTFN)

        Psychological support
        Phone: 0049 (0)541 66894396
        Mail: info-os(at)

    • Potsdam

      • Refugees Emancipation

        Adress: Zeppellinstr.25, 14471 Potsdam
        Tel: 004917636266043

    • Sachsen

    • Stuttgart

      • Verein Flüchtlinge für Flüchtlinge (Refugees4Refugees)

        Böblingerstr. 105, 70199 Stuttgart
        Tel.: +49.1517.220.7248

    • Thüringen

      • 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.

      • Lager-Watch Thüringen
        The network Lager-Watch Thuringia documents the structural, racist and physical violence of Lager accommodation in Thuringia.

    • Wiesbaden

      • 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

    • Wuppertal

    • Würzburg

      • 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

    • Rostock / Mecklenburg Vorpommern

      • Pro Bleiberecht

        Pro Bleiberecht is an anti-racist initiative that stands in solidarity with asylum seekers and migrants throughout the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. They have a network and try to support in various topics and places. Please reach out via E-Mail!


    • Wendland/Altmark

  • NGOs

    • PRO ASYL

      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:

    • 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: