About Diakonie Österreich Who we are Diakonie Österreich supports people in difficult life situations — in sickness and in social emergencies, as refugees and in the wake of natural disasters. Diakonie promotes the inclusion of disabled people, accompanies those needing care and also in their old age, invests in educational opportunities for children and teenagers alike.
Diakonie ranks amongst the five largest social organizations in Austria. It comments on social policy and takes a stand for the rights and the safety of people in emergency situations.
What we stand for Diakonie is committed to the Protestant tradition, in which the freedom that is gifted to a person results in responsibility for others. Diaconal action not only means helping people in need, it is also always a protest, calling for changes in the conditions that provoke the distress.
Partners Together with four other voluntary organisations, Diakonie is part of the federal association of non-statutory welfare BAGvoicing social policy concerns and requesting public funding. As a cofounder and an active partner of the Austrian Anti-Poverty Network Armutskonferenz as well as a partner of Zivilgesellschaft und Wirtschaft civil society and businessDiakonie develops projects to make decision-makers and the public aware of social problems.
In the worldwide ecumenical ACT Alliance Action by Churches TogetherDiakonie provides disaster relief beyond borders.
Under the umbrella brand Brot für die Welt Bread for the worldDiakonie promotes long-term projects in development cooperation. Donations Diakonie bears the Austrian donation seal OSGS and undertakes to be economical and transparent in the handling of the donations. Furthermore, Diakonie is a long-time partner of the public-benefit organisations Licht ins Dunkel light in the darkness and Nachbar in Not neighbour in need.