We offer counselling to help find solutions for each individual case. We provide important information on practical topics such as how to secure protection through asylum or other ways, how to begin or continue an education or the search for accommodation that is in the best interest of the child; everything that is needed in order to help young refugees to build a more secure future.
The participation of youth is not merely an empty concept. We support young refugees to stand up for their concerns and raise their voices in expert conferences, rallies, youth conferences or by participating in our projects.
Trainings and opportunities for exchange are essential to qualify those continuously working with young refugees. Therefore, we organise expert conferences and seminars. These events help to set up a network where employees from the youth welfare sector, institutions working with refugees, politically interested and actively engaged individuals, children rights organizations as well as municipal actors come together.
Apart from publishing documents with recommendations on how to deal with concrete and common problems that face young refugees and expert contributions, we offer a monthly newsletter to interested individuals and organizations. When we identify a problem and need for action, we document and address this publicly.
In the political arena and other public spaces, we are a strong voice for young refugees. Whenever the future prospects or rights of young refugees are threatened, we stand by their side. We are also involved in the law-making procedures paying close attention to the consequences for and concerns of young refugees by offering solutions and pointing out grievances.
The BumF is the principal network for many actors in Germany who support unaccompanied refugee minors. More than 400 youth welfare associations as well as individuals working with unaccompanied refugee minors are members of the BumF. With the head office based in Berlin, several voluntary coordinators represent the BumF in the 16 federal states of Germany.
Unfortunately we can’t offer contacts to young refugees for art projects, interviews or alike nor assist in interview requests for university projects.
Phone: +49 (0)30 82 09 743 – 0
Fax: +49 (0)30 82 09 743 – 9
Our counselling services for individual cases are offered over the phone and take place on the following days and hours:
Thursdays 10 – 12 am und 2 – 4 pm
For general questions or requests you can reach us:
Mondays 10 – 12 am
Tuesdays 10 – 12 am
Bundesfachverband Unbegleitete Minderjährige Flüchtlinge e.V.
Paulsenstraße 55-56, 12163 Berlin, Germany