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.


Online game about what it is like to be a refugee

    Objectives / aim: increasing understanding and knowledge of refugees

    Level of Difficulty: medium

    Resources: Access to internet connection and devices

    Players take on the role of a refugee, and play through twelve stages – depicting their persecution and flight from their native country to their eventual integration into a foreign country as an asylum seeker.


      The game is suitable as an intro to a discussion on the topic. You could put a practical focus to the discussion – what can participants actually do to improve the situation of refugees in their community.


      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.