Building Bridges Toolkit



The Building Bridges Toolkit is a web platform, designed to share the know-how on voluntary projects involving asylum seekers and refugees as well as raising awareness on forced migration in general. We want to inspire you with our case studies of successful projects on the topic. We also want to support you in starting similar initiatives by providing you with a list of practical guidelines on how to organize such projects and specific methods you can use inside them. 

The Building Bridges Toolkit is an ongoing project. We welcome you to to upload your best practices in the field and inspire others to continue the work towards peace and intercultural understanding. For more information, feel free to write at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to access the toolkit.


Activity from Building bridges Meeting, SCI Italy, Rome, Italy, (January 2016)


The creation of this online toolkit has been driven by the ever bigger need of the international SCI network to exchange best practices on projects with refugees and asylum seekers. The project was coordinated by SCI Switzerland with the support of Utilapu Hungary. Its existence wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Mercator Foundation Switzerland and the active contribution of Building Bridges working group and a number of SCI branches.


Diverse Communities - visual method cards

During the Branching Out: (re)connecting ideas project, which focuses on sharing best practices and methodologies on working with refugees and asylum seekers, as well as strengthening existing - and creating new - partnerships, PLAYING CARDS were developed. This interactive and easy-to-use tool can be helpful when looking for ways to cherish diversity and to encourage intercultural dialogue among different groups or individuals in a local community or during your international activity. Here you can find the Instructions for the cards.