About us

Exil – Refugee Centre Osnabrück e.V. is a registered non-profit association based in Osnabrück and founded in 1987. Since then, we have been supporting refugees and people with a migration history in many wide-ranging ways to enable them to live a decent and dignified life free from fear. Our aim is to increase acceptance for the rights and requirements of refugees in public, in politics, and in administration via information sharing about the refugees’ living conditions, their reasons for fleeing and about refugee policy.

Our staff advises persecuted and displaced people of all essential concerns regarding asylum procedures as well as about their stay and life in Germany. Furthermore, we provide support in learning the German language, we create educational and leisure programmes, we also provide offers of educational, recreational and cultural activities. The programmes and offers are open to everyone – independent of social, cultural or religious backgrounds as well as independent of the refugees’ current resident status.

We support

  • Consultation on refugee law and migration law
  • The way through administrative units
  • Learning the German language
  • Making first contact to locals
  • The development of artistic and cultural skills and interests
  • The realisation of own initiatives
  • If you have experienced discrimination
  • And much more