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React against hate

React against hate

ReAct Against Hate

The project is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission

The story of the project

18 – 26 July 2021

In recent years, the spread and normalization of hate speech throughout Europe has contributed to the radicalization of individuals and collectives against others fueling hate crimes towards marginalized groups. From everyday discrimination and stigmatization, to direct attacks on Roma, migrants, and minority faith communities in everyday life and on social media, the hate narrative gradually translated into violence, weakening the social cohesion between communities, young people and further threatening democracy, equality, human rights and the rule of law across the continent.

The EU-MIDIS survey conducted by the European Union Agency For Fundamental Rights results shows that a considerable proportion of respondents face high levels of discrimination and hate speech. Resource center of media freedom in Europe shows the types of hate speech content are 17,8% xenophobia, 17,8% antimuslim, 15,8% ethnic origin, 9.1% national origin.

Also, more and more young people can be affected by hate speech. The consequences of this phenomenon among young people are marginalisation, social isolation, fear, anxiety, mental health problems that lead to two extreme behaviour suicide or radicalizations manifested by acts of juvenile delinquency on the long term.

In this context, the aim of the training course is to improve skills and knowledge of youth workers in human rights education to counter hate speech phenomenon among young people, especially among the most vulnerable groups as ethnic minorities, immigrants, refugees.

Objectives:

  • to increasing knowledge about how to use human rights education in helping young people to get out of discrimination and hate speech situations;
  • to improve the ability to adapt tools and non-formal education methods based on human rights education in order to design activities for affected young people by hate speech and discrimination;
  • to provide a space for sharing examples and best practices for Human Rights education in the context of hate speech;
  • to diversify non-formal education methods at organizational level in order to implement projects and activities that will reduce hate speech among affected young people ( ethnic minorities, immigrants, refugees).

Project partners:

  • Association of European Projects in Bulgaria – Bulgaria;
  • European Youth Centre Breclav Z.S – Czech Republic;
  • Aux Couleurs Du Deba – France;
  • Scambieuropei – Italy;
  • Akdeniz Anadolu Lisesi – Turkey;
  • Agência Local De Juventude – Portugal;
  • FRATERNITAS – Poland;
  • Institute Of Youth Power – Croatia.