News and articles


  • Mental health challenges of refugees in Germany during the covid-19 pandemic.

    28 Apr 2021

    This article explores the effects of the pandemic on the mental health of refugees in Germany, based on three case studies from Berlin, Friedland and Hamm. It draws attention to the ongoing conflicts and protracted situations for refugees and asylum seekers at the borders of Europe and in reception centres within the EU.

  • Review of healthcare issues among third country national (TCN) communities inside Greece.

    19 Mar 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic confirmed the importance of health as well as the ‘’privilege’’ of access to the healthcare system. If that poses a challenge for local people around the world, how much and which are the consequences that affect TCNs?

  • Digital transformation in social work – a small report from Hamm/Germany

    26 Feb 2021

    Considering the fact that digital transformation affects all societal areas, it has become apparent that societal participation requires digital participation. Due to digitization new factors of societal exclusion have emerged. Caritas has to approach this problem to limit the digital gap.

  • How does Dissemination shift due to digitization?

    22 Jan 2021

    In research projects, dissemination is traditionally done through multiple channels, including offline channels like publications or events. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a shift of dissemination towards digitization has been noted. How does this shift look like and what can we learn from it for the future? And what of it is independent from the Covid-19 pandemic and will stay with us?

  • COVID-19, a problem or an opportunity for the Welcome project?

    21 Dec 2020

    The digital transformations that the health crisis of Coronavirus has accelerated, place us in a new and more complex scenario. But at the same time is a scenario full of opportunities for the intelligent and personalized technologies that the Welcome project is designing and developing.

  • Joint Migration Policy Whitepaper

    21 Dec 2020

    “Towards ICT-enabled integration of migrants” is the title of the cooperative outcome of the Joint Migration Policy Roundtables, organised between the 14th and the 16th of October, 2020.

  • Joint Migration Policy Roundtable 2020 with other H2020 migration projects

    16 Oct 2020

    On 14, 15 and 16 October 2020, WELCOME co-organized and participated in a roundtable about Joint Migration Policy, with other five H2020 migration projects.

  • First workshop with the target group in Hamm (Germany)

    26 Sep 2020

    The user partner Caritasverband Hamm e.V. in Germany initiates a WELCOME-workshop with refugees

  • H2020 migration projects conference

    27 May 2020

    Welcome participates, between 29 th of March and 27 th of May, in five on-line sessions organised by REA to share knowledge with other five H2020 migration projects

  • WELCOME Kick Off Meeting in Barcelona

    13 Feb 2020

    For three days the Poblenou campus of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in the catalan capital has hosted the meetings of the 15 project partners, represented by thirty people.

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