OPU starts a new project for young people MINT and accepts new volunteers!

OPU, with partners from Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Rumania, starts a new project MINT dealing with unaccompanied minors and foreign children and their contribution to building inclusive societies in post-comunistic countries. The focus goes to language courses, volunteering and participation…

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Forum – experts of foster care for UAMs gather in Prague

OPU organizes an expert training of trainers on foster care for unaccompanied minor refugees and migrants in Prague on 21 and 22 January. Foster care in general provides family-like care and reduces the risks of disappearances of children without informing…

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OPU at ECRE Vienna Regional Meeting on 3 years of closed Balkan Route

OPU took part in the ECRE Regional Conference and Press Conference in Vienna taking look at the consequencies of the closure of the Balkan route three years ago. The participants from Germany, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland and the Czech Republic made…

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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.