Number of people served: 267

Between 2015 and 2016, during the height of the European refugee crisis, more than half a million migrants and refugees crossed through Slovenia in transit to other destinations in Europe. As border controls across the region and throughout European Union have tightened, more have decided to stay and seek asylum in the Slovenia. In 2017, 1,476 people have applied for asylum in Slovenia.

Our work in Slovenia

JRS Slovenia provides a variety of services to displaced people in the country, including visits to detention centers and Slovenian language classes. JRS Slovenia also hosts a monthly radio programme on a local, Catholic radio station promoting a more positive attitude towards refugees and migrants.


JRS Slovenia Country Director

Fr Robin Schweiger SJ

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