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Against Hate Speech with Non-Violent Communication (NVC)

Training Course

16-21 November 2015 | Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

The training will combine the tools of NO HATE SPEECH campaign and Non-Violent Communication. Time will be devoted for the planning of a campaign, as well as the development of new projects with Erasmus+/ Youth in action.
Aim: Empowering youth activists with the practical tools to combat hate speech. Objectives: 1. Recognizing what hate speech is. ➔ to understand/analyze the causes, manifestations, consequences and impact of hate speech. ➔ to learn how hate speech constitutes a human rights violation ➔ to develop participant’s knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for the promotion and protection of human rights. 2. Learning practically to use empathy as a tool to respond to hate speech. 3. Overall understanding of how this relates to Fundamental Rights. 4. Motivating and empowering participants to take actions against hate speech. ➔ to learn about Erasmus+ and Youth in Action as a tool to combat hate speech further. ➔ to support participants in defining their role and developing and implementing their initiatives within the campaign against hate speech. Target group: - Young activist involved locally or regionally in the No Hate Speech Movement. - Persons who have been confronted with hate speech with motivation to take action. - Youth workers who want to tackle hate speech with youth. Age: 18+ Methodology: The training will combine the methodology of non-formal learning with the tools of NO HATE SPEECH campaign and Non-Violent Communication. The training course is based on self-directed learning approach: participants will relate to their experiences and needs and share them with their co-learners. After each step they will be empowered to look at the process from meta-level and reflect what can be directly transferred to youth work. Therefore specific time will be devoted for the planning of a campaign, as well as the development of new projects on local and international level.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 25 participants participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, persons who have been confronted with hate speech and who want to take action

Working language(s):



NA Luxembourg, NA Finland, NA Poland (National Agency)


  • Brainiact (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Magda Jakubowska


Phone: 00352 691307 400

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, means that accommodation will be covered by the hosting NA and travel costs by the sending NA. The participation fee which varies from and country to country. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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