Adressing security concerns in the asylum procedure – analysis

OPU participated in the project of the Visegrad Fund together with Slovak, Polish and Hungarian colleagues on the topic Adressing security concerns in the asylum procedure. Read a detailed analysis of how the asylum procedure is influenced and linked to…

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Situation of stateless persons in the Czech Republic still problematic

Hardly anyone knows, that here in OPU we deal with numerous cases of stateless persons. The Czech Ministry of Interior has been ignoring these cases so far. Our lawyers are describing the current situation in an interview on the Czech…

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Vietnamese cuisine course

We would like to invite you to a Vietnamese cooking course organized by the Center for Democratic Education. Come and discover under the guidance of a Vietnamese lecturer  mysteries of this unusual cuisine! Learn how to prepare a Vietnamese menu…

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Who are we?

Organization for Aid to Refugees (OPU) has been helping refugees and foreigners in the Czech Republic for 25 years.

OPU is non-profit and non-state organization and its main activities include providing free legal and social counselling to applicants for international protection and to other foreigners in the Czech Republic, organizing training programmes for both professionals and the general public, and other activities aimed at promoting integration of foreigners.

One of the OPU’s goals is to fight against xenophobia and racial and ethnic intolerance.