CONTEXT & TARGET USERS
According to IOM, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected migration in Europe, as countries have imposed internal and international travel restrictions to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
The pandemic has also affected migrant integration internally with a negative impact on socialization.
Besides, waves of disinformation caused an increase in racist and xenophobic incidents against national or ethnic minorities deriving from the pandemic (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2020).
Under these circumstances, smartphones have proved to be indispensable for migrants when navigating and resettling in a new country.
STAGE gathers from this phenomenon the opportunity to create new mobile services that can have a positive impact on the lives of migrants.