#No Hate Speech — Germany


ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: training course

Venue: Wuppertal, Germany

Training course dates: 22—30 March 2023

Training course national team: Martin Sochorec, Martin Zeman, Barbora Jelínková Lukáš Rychetský

Advance Planning Visit (APV): 5—8 November 2022. APV participant: František Zeman.

APV report:

Between 5th and 8th of November 2022, I attended Advanced Planning Visit (APV) in Wuppertal, Germany, named “No hate speech”. This short project was hosted by organization Jugendliche für Kultur e.V., also known as YouthX. We were accommodated in double and triple rooms in City Hotel Wuppertal, our meal arrangements varied: we visited a restaurant, got food delivered to the hotel and on the last day, we were given food packages for the journey. In the beginning, everyone presented their sending organization. Later, we were planning longer follow-up projects that will take place in 2023 and 2024 and will be focused on social exclusion, integration and hate speech. The participants attending these projects will be sent by 11 organizations, including the host one, from Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, Poland, North Macedonia, Greece, Czechia, Lithuania, Italy and Turkey. During the free time, we had the opportunity to discover the city of Wuppertal, which is known mainly for its elevated suspended monorail called “Schwebebahn”.

Please read the info-pack. Please watch the projectové video.

Hosting organisation: Jugendliche für Kultur e.V. //YouthX

Project report:

I wanted to share with you my recent experience from the Erasmus+ training course called #No_Hate_Speech. It was the worst project I’ve been on so far, but I still took something positive away.
I have to say that I didn’t feel good on this project, especially from a psychological point of view. The communication between the participants and the organizers was poor and it affected the overall atmosphere. However, the accommodation was pleasant and transport to the training room was provided.
As for the content of the project itself, I think that the potential was used only 50%. The food was standard, as is usual at Erasmus events. The best parts were the days when we created our own workshops as participants. I enjoyed this and brought a lot of inspiration to my lessons. We discussed the types of hate speech, how to behave and how to prevent it, and how to teach it.
Despite the difficulties, a great community of people came together on the project. We exchanged contacts, had fun, laughed and went on trips together. So even though it wasn’t my best experience, I still took something positive away.
I wanted to share this with you to remind you that even though some projects may not be ideal, they can still bring something useful and interesting. I hope you do better than me and enjoy your next Erasmus+ projects!
Lukáš Rychetský

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