Center for Migrants in Tyrol

Zentrum für MigrantInnen in Tirol (ZeMiT)

englisch Center for Migrants in Tyrol (ZeMiT)


We are the main counselling association for migrants in Tyrol (Austria).
Our organization was founded in 1985 and is mailly funded by regional labour market office.

Aims of our organisation

  • integration of migrants into the labour market
  • lobbying for clients
  • advocacy: power of representation, right of access records in administrative procedures
  • to remove legal and social placement constraints

Our two main activities

1) advisory service for all migrants employed in Tyrol

anonymous and free advice in 8 languages, legal advice, advice concerning labour market, social law and all labour related interests - also concerning social, humanitarian and cultural interests
Please note: Since mid-ninties we don't work with asylum seekers since mid-ninties

2) national and transnational (EU-) projects -

Our projects focus on following topics

  • Racism and discrimination of migrants (on the labour market)
  • Migration and Integration of migrants
  • Discrimination, integration and labour market policies concerning young migrants (second and third generation)
  • Integration of young female migrants
  • Discrimination of elderly migrants

Project aims ...

  • to break new ground for (re-)integration into the labour market
  • additional skills based on clarified potentials
  • to promote higher qualified branches
  • to activate and form networks
  • advancement of a migrant elite

... and activities

  • affiliate networks of juveniles, multipliers and experts
  • educational and vocational counselling for parents and juveniles
  • trainings on additional skills (ICT, soft skills, applicant trainings, new media)
  • specific measures for girls
  • basic survey
  • intercultural mentoring
  • clearing- and counselling instruments

Language skills of ZeMiT: german, english, turkish - kurdish, BCS (bosnian-croatian-serbian), spanish, italian, french

New projects and partnerships

We are constantly searching for new projects on national and international level.
If you or your organisation is looking for projects partners dealing/concerning with subjects you read above,
please don´t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to build up a new partnership/network with you.



Dr. Gerhard Hetfleisch
Zentrum für MigrantInnen in Tirol (ZeMiT)
Andreas-Hofer-Straße 46
6020 Innsbruck

fon: +43-512-577170 ::: fax: +43-512-577172
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