The general objective of this EC funded project is to combat racism and discrimination in their online expression of hate speech by equipping young social media strategists/managers, bloggers, online activists, youtubers…and young people in general with the competences necessary to recognize and act against such human rights violations.

The specific objectives of the project are to:

  • Engage with the target group in order to develop competences and tools to take action for human rights in online space;
  • Motivate young people to discuss and act against (online) hate speech and thus creating a network of 100 human rights activists against racism and discrimination.
  • Activities
  • Organisation of a train the trainers course in Turin (IT) for young social media strategists/managers, bloggers, online activities, youtubers and its national replication
  • Youth media campaign (on/off line local activities)
  • Dissemination activities of the project activities and results

The main target groups and direct beneficiaries of the project fall under the following categories:

  • TRAINING: journalists/media, LGBT persons, young people, anti-discrimination experts/professionals, social media managers/strategists, 50 bloggers, youtubers.
  • CAMPAIGN /EU CONFERENCE: young activists, general public, journalists/media, young people.

The activities planned under this project are grouped into four (4) Work Packages that cumulatively will produce the following  results:

  • Improved knowledge on relations between offline-online hate speech thanks to participants in the courses well trained and mobilization and engagement of a wider number of actors in the field and young people thanks to the national replications of the course
  • Increased awareness of young people about (online) hate speech thanks to the focus groups and the campaign

This publication has been produced with the financial support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of KMOP and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.