ÖJAB – Österreichische JungArbeiterBewegung
Austrian Young Workers Movement
MAJO - Mouvement Autrichien des Jeunes Ouvriers
ÖJAB (Österreichische JungArbeiterBewegung / Austrian Young Workers Movement) is a non-profit organization, which provides students and youths with a home at their place of education, offers in-patient and mobile care and engages in the fields of education, integration, refugee relief and development cooperation.
As one of Austria´s largest residency organisations and as a youth organisation independent of any political party or religious obligation, ÖJAB offers 4.600 places to stay: in 23 student and youth dormitories, two intergenerational dormitories, an intercultural hostel, and three senior citizens´ residences and nursing homes. Young people can find new friendships, common activities and formative experiences in the dormitories. Seniors receive tender and professional care with intergenerational encounters in the ÖJAB houses. In Vienna, home care complements this range.
Additionally, every year ÖJAB supports 2.000 youths and adults mainly from a socially underprivileged background in their educational path, qualifies them for the job market and participates in European educational projects.
Asylum seekers and refugees are taken care of in ÖJAB houses and take part in ÖJAB training measures.
In Burkina Faso (West Africa) ÖJAB conducts projects of development cooperation.
Altogether, ÖJAB operates in 38 locations, including 29 dormitories and residences. ÖJAB employs over 600 persons, over 500 of them in the field of care and education. Additionally, many more offer their highly treasured services on a voluntary basis.
Two subsidiary companies use ÖJAB dormitories during holiday times as youth hostels.
ÖJAB has four main areas of operation:
1.) Students & Youth