In 2018 the city of Braga launched the “Bragalncoming Programme”, a digital tool that aims to help newcomers with much-needed information for their adaptation in the host society. This programme was developed as part of a welcoming and social integration policy.
Bragalncoming provides all new Braga residents and visitors with a digital tool that will help them adapt to their new host city. Besides, the application is also a means of contact between the municipal entities and the communities already settled in the city.
The app contains all kinds of useful information (about schools, parishes, health centres, consulates) which is regularly updated and easy to get. In order to offer a full portrait of the city and promote interaction, the application has a strong focus on cultural aspects, ranging from information on the show spaces to the available local media. The mobile application is free and available on Apple Store and Play Store.
The app was developed thanks to a partnership with the political parties represented in the city Council and the associations of women and migrant women. So far it has been very well received by the users but it will however undergo an evaluation process by the city’s audit so to assess its actual impact.