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.



The main goal of this practical guide is to inspire and encourage nongovernmental organisations and youth associations, as well as interested individuals, to actively promote and foster peace education and global learning within their scope of activities.

The first chapters (1-4) provide a theoretical background in order to develop the spirit and philosophy of peace education and global learning, whereas the later chapters (5-8) propose concrete and directly applicable approaches, methods, materials, resources as well as potential contents. If you are only looking for a specific input, just go directly to the chapter which interests you. At the very end you will find two additional chapters (9-10) which present an overall framework of peace learning that integrates and puts into relation the diverse ideas of the preceding chapters.


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.