ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: training course
Venue: Vilnius, Lithuania
Advance Planning Visit: 23—25 October
Training course dates: 30 November—7 December 2023
Czech team: 4 participants-youth workers
Please read the info-pack.
Hosting organisation: Asociacija Jaunimo horizontai
The Countol of Europe recommendation #97 defines hate speech as expressions promoting racial hatred, xenofophobia, anti-semitism, or intolerance. A 2020 Eurobarometer survey revealed that 75% of young people in online and offline debates had encountered hate speech. Hate speech is most cited as illegal content in certain countries. The EUROSTAT report highlights concernts about harmful content affecting young people’s behaviour.
This project aims to equip youth workers with tools to recognise, challenge and transform hate speech, addressing interventions and supporting young people’s understanding. Unaddressed, hate speech can normalise violence. Social media’s growth has amplified its impact, yet there’s a lack of clarity on addressing it. The project seeks to enhance youth workers‘ abilities to handle hate speech and foster transformation in youth settings, focusing on culturally diverse backgrounds like minorities, Roma, refugees, and migrants.