Structure and Governance

JRS Europe was established in March 1992. It is an International non-Profit Association under Belgian law (AISBL no. 452165993). It is recognised as a refugee assisting NGO by the EU institutions and by several states within Europe.

JRS Europe is a region of the Jesuit Refugee Service International. It is organised as a work of the Conference of European Jesuit Provincials and an inter-provincial apostolic work of the Society of Jesus. It’s a network of 22 Country Offices along Europe.

JRS Europe has a General Assembly, formed by 15 Country Directors, an Administrative Council and an Advisory Council.

Board of directors

José de Pablo Martínez de Ubago SJ

Assistant to the President JCEP

André Costa Jorge

JRS Portugal Director

José Ignacio García SJ

JRS Europe Director

Fr Tom Smolich SJ

Thomas H. Smolich SJ

JRS International Director

Advisory Council

Katrine Camilleri

JRS Malta Director


André Costa Jorge

JRS Portugal

Peter Rozic

Social Apostolate – JCEP







Luis Arancibia

Social Apostolate – Spain