Refugee Health and Integration Survey

Project Details

Financing body

Austrian Federal Ministry for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection

Austrian Medical Chamber (General Association of the Austrian Social Insurance Institutions)

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit und Frauen

Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics

Fonds Soziales Wien


The Refugee Health and Integration Survey (ReHIS) collects primary data on psychosocial conditions and mental health of Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan refugees who have arrived in Austria since 2011. Additionally, access and barriers to public facilities, i.e. care and counseling services for health and integration, are surveyed. Thereby, ReHIS aims to investigate the reciprocal effect between the structural (i.e. economic), social, and cultural integration of refugees and their psychosocial health.
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/01/19

Collaborative partners

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business (lead)
  • International Center for Migration Policy Development (Project partner)
  • Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (Project partner)
  • The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (Project partner)

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (OEFOS)

  • 504021 Migration research
  • 303010 Health economics
  • 504006 Demography


  • Refugees
  • Health
  • Health Access Barrier
  • Migration
  • Mental Health
  • Health Access
  • Human Capital