The Digital Welcome programme is based on the best practices that project partners have collected in the first phase of the project and puts together 4 creative IT workshops combining different IT skills adapted to the needs of migrants and refugees (click on the title of each module to read the programme contents and guidelines):

1.Introduction to Coding

This module is dedicated to learning coding with the online tool Scratch. Through it, participants will acquire basic coding techniques in a non-formal way of learning through exploration and experimentation with Scratch. This will lead to the creation of participants’ own game or interactive video which can easily be shared online through the Scratch platform. Other apps and technologies like robots are also touched upon in this module as a possible addition.

2.Digital Storytelling

This module is dedicated to Digital Storytelling. Through it, participants will acquire storytelling techniques, with special emphasis on finding, telling and sharing personal experiences through the digital medium video. These guidelines contain instructions and tips on how to facilitate a digital storytelling-session yourself as well as make a digital story yourself.

3.Digital Journalism

This module is dedicated to digital journalism. Through it, participants will acquire mobile digital journalism techniques, with special emphasis on two basic aspects:

  • The use of mobile technologies to produce small multimedia elements (video and audio productions) and to publish and promote them on the Internet. As an alternative, applications linked to computers (cloud or desktop applications) can be used with digital cameras and digital recorders.
  • The use of journalistic techniques that will allow participants to relate to their immediate surroundings, ask questions and obtain answers that will help them to better know their environment.

4.Soft Skills and Communication

Soft skills and employability awareness are the focus of this module. Theoretical background and explanation of the need for such skills is included in the guidelines as well as several non-formal activities for young asylum seekers/refugees.