I-C-E - Integration-Caritas-Express

The project I-C-E supports people in establishing an independent life after receiving a positive asylum decision and thus follows on from the support provided during the asylum procedure.

The start of an independent life in Austria after receiving a positive asylum decision is a great challenge for most refugees: they have to leave the asylum seekers' quarters and find their own living space. The basic care ends and the own capability of self-preservation has to be managed by qualification and labor market integration measures.

The I-C-E project of the Integration Department therefore supports persons granted asylum and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection in the first steps: in contacts with authorities, in the search for housing, in the arrangement of qualification measures and with detailed information about the Austrian social, health and education system.

Who is supported?

  • Recognized Convention refugees and
  • beneficiaries of subsidiary protection
  • for a support period of around 2 years from the time they are granted asylum.

How is support provided?

  • Initial counseling - preparation of an individual integration plan for the client
  • Assistance in obtaining social legal entitlements for securing a livelihood
  • Assistance in finding a place to live
  • Assistance in moving in (office rally for moving in)
  • Arrangement of courses (language and qualifications)
  • Orientation training (housing & districts; social law; labor market; money matters)
  • Integration coaching