“Stop hate” is a mobility of youth workers, KA1 Training Course, under Erasmus+ and will be implemented by Association Universitaire Latino-Américaine with the support of EuropeYou. The training course will take place in Torremolinos (Málaga area), Spain and it will involve 24 youth workers from 6 different countries (Belgium, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Romania and Hungary).
In last few years, online hate speech became of growing concern in European Union due to the raise of online racist and xenophobic speech incidents in many European countries. This raise coincides with advances in Internet Technologies (ITs) and online social networks, which from one side have made more benefits to humanity but at the same time contributed to the generation of a new form of racism and xenophobia that takes place online, which became one of the most common and powerful threats globally. However, if from one side IT companies are working well in removing hateful contents upon notification from their platform users, from the other youth organisations are better positioned for their proximity to young people to deliver effective narratives, promoting counter-narrative campaigns, addressing the local source to prevent hatred, and cooperate with national authorities. Nevertheless, the biggest challenge for youth organisations in tackling online hate speech is a lack of knowledge and skills among youth workers on how to produce effective counter narratives.
The training course “STOP HATE” aimed to equip youth workers with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop practical tools and counter-arguments to online hate speech which they can use in work with young people.
The project will involve 24 participants between 18-35 years old. The project is implemented by 6 organisations and financed by the European Commission through Erasmus+ programme.
For the participants’ selection the following criteria will be taken into consideration:
– Mix of existing and experienced youth workers but also youth workers who are new or newish to human rights and online hate speech topics.
– Demonstration of social sensibilities (socially active youth workers/volunteers with a role in local communities and interested in human rights projects, dealing with online and offline hate speech).
– Experienced or interested in working with Erasmus+ programme;
The participants will have the following tasks:
– To complete the Participant’s mobility report sent by EU
– Make at least one publication or article, presentation or other/online (on organization website, Facebook or other social network)
– Everything else that you could do or organize as a dissemination of the project will be warmly welcomed and appreciated from us.
Programme and action:
Erasmus+ KA1 training course
4 - 11 November 2019
Number of participants: