Start-up aid for recognised asylum seekers

Nominacija 2016

Zemlja: Austrija

Regija: Gornja Austrija

Sektor: Civilno društvo / Društvena ekonomija

Polja: Siromaštvo

Nositelj projekta: Verein "mich & du"

Odgovorna osoba: Mag. Reinhard Kaspar

O čemu je riječ?

The 150 about asylum seekers in St. Georgen an der Gusen, Langenstein and Luftenberg are lucky. While they wait for their official asylum decisions, the association Me&You, together with Volkshilfe (“People’s Aid”) and Diakonie, accompany and support their arrival, their stay, their coming into contact with the locals – and everybody’s getting along together. If asylum is granted, then association members help find affordable lodging in the vicinity. They will pre-finance – interest-free and on the basis of donations – the security deposit for the apartment. Repayment, so far problem-free, happens in instalments. Because: without microcredit – no apartment; and without apartment – no future.