Position to the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum

Consortium of Migrant Assisting Organisation including OPU published its position to the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum. Consortium is critical above all to the continuing suffering and difficult access of asylum seekers to asylum procedures and points out…

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European project TRIPS: First results discussed at a mid-term workshop

From 30 November to 3 December, the partners of the European project TRIPS gathered online alongside European experts and representatives of the European Commission to exchange on the activities implementation and the first findings. TRIPS is co-funded by the European…

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OPU explains the age assessment and detention of unaccompanied minors

Having regard to the lot of attention and assaults against OPU even in the Lower Chamber of the Czech Parliament, we prepared the attached explanation of our principal disagreement with detention of refugee/migrant children as well our points regarding the…

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Who are we?

Organization for Aid to Refugees (OPU) has been helping refugees and foreigners in the Czech Republic since 1991.

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.