In4Migration

Along with the refugee wave in Europe, the increased terrorist attacks and media propaganda create fears on Europeans for newcomers and lead to intolerance, rejection and even hatred and violence towards refugees. Numerous reports by human rights agencies and institutions, in particular those tackling refugees rights and situation, indicate a worrying increase in the rejection of refugees by a large proportion of Europeans. Moreover, the No hate speech movement in last gew years warns of an increase of hate speech against refugees online, which also a lot of times escalates into violence. Failure to counter the problem will inevitably lead to increased tensions between different social, cultural and ethnic groups, and a corresponding increase in the risk of radicalization among young people. In the middle of such crisis anc clashes the idea of In4Migration was born. Young people from 6 countries shared common situation Рthere  was widespread fear and hatred for refugees in their countries, which even escalated into violence. Focusing on promoting a positive attitude towards migrants and refugees and at the same time reducing their hatred against them is among the expected achievements of the project. Moreover, not investing in human rights training and building tolerance risks increasing the chances of radicalizing young people in Europe. After receiving the evaluation of the project for April Deadline, the youth team decided to conduct an online survey to survey among young people from the 6 partner countries to review and analyse the knowledge and opiniion of the youth on the topic of refugees and their knowledge of migration processes and hate speech. There was a total number of 148 young people between 16 and 26 years old, and unfortunately over 60% of them do not know what hate speech is, and about 45% of respondents say they do not know refugees and would be afraid to communicate with them. in human rights education there is a risk of increasing the opportunities for radicalization of young people.

 

Main objectives

  • raising awareness of migration processes and highlighting of its benefits for Europe
  • promoting positive attitude and understanding of young people for refugees and migrants
  • raising awareness about hate speech as a serious issues and a violation of human rights, and awareness of the serious consequences and crimes that can be caused by it
  • providing channels for reporting and tackling hate speech, informing and encouraging young people to effectively combat hate speech towards refugees in a non-violent way
  • promoting tolerance, mutual understanding, solidarity and intercultural dialogue

  • Programme and action:

    Erasmus+ KA1 youth exchange

  • Dates:

    11-19 June 2021

  • Venue:

    Bansko, Bulgaria

  • Number of participants:

    42

  • Participating countries:
    • Bulgaria
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Turkey