#standup2hatespeech was a training course under “Erasmus+” programme, coordinated by Per Esempio Onlus that took place in Palermo (Italy) from 20th to 25th May 2019. It provided 21 youth workers coming from 7 different European countries with efficient tools to combat and prevent hate speech.

The “hate speech” indicates a type of speech that has no other function than to express hatred and intolerance. It consists in an explicit offence based on feelings of discrimination against a person or a group of people. Its goal is not simply to cause harm to the individual, but to destroy the victim’s identity and, at the same time, the social group of reference’s one. Regarding this, the general objective of the project was to fight against all forms of discrimination and human rights violation as well as extremism and hate speech online. On this purpose, non-formal education activities were carried out to involve participants – youth workers over 25 – and make them aware of the importance of dialogue and respect of rights. They also were trained to develop a “counter speech”.

final video about counter speech practices will be the final output of the training course. Additionally, you can download the Booklet with good practices for prevention/combating hate-speech, prepared by the participants in the training. 

Partner organizations of #standup2hatespeech are:

Per Esempio Onlus (Italy, project coordinator)

Asociatia Tinerilor cu Initiativa Civica – ATIC – Romania

Ballibag Köyü Yardimlasma ve Dayanisma Dernegi, BAKYARD – Turkey

I-Participate – Greece

Hors Pistes – France

Bulgarian Youth Forum – Bulgaria

Ifjusagi Szolgaltatok Orszagos Szovetsege – Hungary