ZEBRA was founded in 1986 as an association in Graz. In 1987 – 22 years ago –, ZEBRA began with its work. ZEBRA considers itself as a NGO (Non Govermental Organisation), that is independent and ecumenical. The people who founded ZEBRA had been campaigning for human rights, especially with Amnesty International (AI).
At ZEBRA we have developed an interdisciplinary approach that works on different levels, i.e. on juridical, social, political, medical, psychotherapeutical, psychiatrical levels. Our aim is to establish equal opportunities (on the labour market, in the area of education) that are necessary for long-term integration.
Besides, ZEBRA establishes itself as a competence center and education provider, especially in the fields of counselling and coaching organisations. Thereby we try to promote the intercultural opening process as well es diversity management. In addition to that, ZEBRA regularly organizes congresses, seminars und conferences with international participation. Since 1991, ZEBRA has been publishing a magazine called "zebratl".
Here's a short list, representing the various highlights in 22 years of ZEBRA: