Building Bridges Toolkit

The Toolkit was designed to collect and share the know-how on voluntary projects involving people seeking or who have recently found refuge, as well as raising awareness on forced migration in general. The collection of guidelines, methods and case studies is non-exhaustive and should simply foster your own inspiration and support you in implementing projects on the topic. The creation of the Toolkit has been driven by the ever bigger need of the international SCI network to exchange best practices on projects in the field. It was coordinated by SCI Switzerland with the support of Útilapu Hungary. Its existence wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Mercator Foundation Switzerland and the active contribution of the Building Bridges working group and a number of SCI branches.

METHODS AND TOOLS serve to support your work on the topic of refugees and migration with different target groups.


Journeys & stories mapping migration routes in the Mediterranean Sea

Objectives / aim: Documenting migration journeys along routes of the Mediterranean Sea

Level of Difficulty: medium

The across the sea project is aimed at documenting migration journeys along main routes of the Mediterranean Sea. A group of media experts (video and audio) from Italy, Spain, Tunisia, Israel and Malta have visited several places along the routes that cross Mediterranean. The objective of the journeys was mapping the migration routes passing through those places. Media experts have made use of video, audio and photos to collect stories.

The documentations can be used as introduction into the topic for any further discussion activities.


You can share your experience, observations, tips and tricks, pictures etc. by uploading for instance a method or a case study to the Building Bridges Toolkit. As this Toolkit is a work in progress to which all involved parties are invited to contribute, we would also be very grateful for your support and contribution in order to inspire others to continue the work towards peace and intercultural understanding.