Transfer of skills and knowledge to support the Austrian asylum and migration administration with a focus on vulnerable persons

Duration: 1 May 2023 to 31 December 2025

The IOM Country Office for Austria has longstanding experience in the provision of targeted trainings and sensitization measures for actors in the Austrian migration and asylum system. These measures support decision-makers, counsellors, social workers and other relevant actors to enhance their skills and knowledge, particularly regarding vulnerable persons in asylum and alien’s procedures, and thereby contribute to the optimization of processes, structures and decisions in the context of asylum and migration in Austria.

The project “KOMPASS” provides targeted transfers of competence and knowledge as well as supporting materials in the following areas:

  1. General and specific knowledge of migration;

  2. Intercultural competences and communication skills; as well as

  3. Human trafficking and other forms of violence, exploitation and abuse, particularly of unaccompanied migrant children (UMC).

This will take the form of 54 training sessions, four e-learning modules for self-paced learning, two brochures and one study on "Unaccompanied migrant children and the risk of child trafficking and other forms of violence, exploitation, abuse".

The training sessions are enriched by the expertise of numerous actors, including the Criminal Intelligence Service Austria, the LEFÖ Intervention Center for Trafficked Women (LEFÖ-IBF), the Men’s Health Center (MEN VIA), the crisis center “Drehscheibe” of the City of Vienna, the IZ (Organization for Diversity, Dialogue and Education), ECPAT Austria and bOJA - bundesweites Netzwerk Offene Jugendarbeit as well as independent experts.

The project is jointly implemented by two units of IOM Austria (Counter-Trafficking and Integration).

Material and links

Katie Klaffenböck
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Country Office for Austria
Nibelungengasse 13/4
1010 Vienna

Tel: +43 1 585 33 22 46 


This project is co-financed* by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) of the European Union and the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior.

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* This project, submitted for the 2023 call for the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), was selected for funding. The contract is being processed.