Information for refugees from Ukraine

 

Have you fled to Cologne from Ukraine and would like to establish yourself here as a company or self-employed person? We will be happy to connect you with companies, startups and relevant institutions in the Cologne economy.

Starting business in Cologne

The EU Commission answers frequently asked questions on its website.

 

  • The City of Cologne provides information about work permits on the official website
  • If you have fled to Cologne from Ukraine and would like to establish yourself here as a company or self-employed person, we will be happy to connect you with companies, startups and relevant institutions in the Cologne economy. Please contact us at KölnBusiness silvio.crapis@koeln.business

The Cologne Employment Agency supports you with helpful information, advice, funding and the placement of job and training offers.

Telephone: 0221 / 9429-5550

Contact for an appointment:

web.arbeitsagentur.de

 

The Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK Köln) can also help you find employment and educational opportunities.

www.ihk-koeln.de

 

You may find these websites helpful:

www.imagine-ukraine.org

www.jobaidukraine.com

www.uatalents.com

www.ig-koelner-gastro.de

 

  • Free places in shared offices: Several coworking spaces in Cologne are willing to provide free access for ukrainian refugees. Please contact Antje Lienert at KölnBusiness.
  • More coworking spaces all over Europe you can find on: Coworking for Ukraine (onecoworking.com)

Our services at KölnBusiness

  • Advice on immigration law issues
  • Advice on startups and company formations
  • Networking with relevant stakeholders & network partners

 

Silvio Crapis

Business Immigration Advisor

More information for refugees in Cologne

The City of Cologne is here to help you in this difficult situation and will try to support you as best as possible with any questions or problems you may have.

  • The City of Cologne has set up a contact point for you on Breslauer Platz (at the back entrance of Cologne Central Station). There you can warm up, eat and drink, get information and will be provided with accommodation.
  • If you have any questions regarding accommodation, please contact:
    Housing Office
    Social Service
    Room 1 H 02
    Ottmar-Pohl-Platz 1, 51103 Cologne
    Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Further addresses and information about entry with pets  

Please find more information on the website of the City of Cologne