The Welcome Card is issued to everybody who applies for asylum in an EU country. Radio-frequency identification technology (RFID) enables refugees to check their application status when the card is paired to a reader. The card also provides details about language courses, transport and relevant events, and could allow organisations and individuals to upload benefits and entitlements for the holders. The jury concluded: ‘There might be privacy and safety issues to sort out, but this idea has enormous potential.”

 

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