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Alternative Narratives - Training course on combating Hate Speech

Training Course

22-28 October 2021 | Sende in Sado - Setúbal , Portugal

We propose to equip 30 youth workers with competencies to raise awareness about hate speech in local communities in Europe and to empower them to take actions against hate speech locally. Learn, test, create.

You saw hate speech.
You heard hate speech.
Will you change hate speech?

In today’s Europe, hate speech is one of the most prolific forms of intolerance, radicalization, and exclusion. Hate speech is nearly always the result of racist or discriminatory attitudes, especially towards marginalized people. We see the need to address it not only when it is visible, but also at its roots: at the level of attitudes. 

With the aim comes the -> OBJECTIVES

  • To improve the understanding of mechanisms of hate speech and the ability to recognize it and address it;
  • To empower youth workers to become advocates and addressing hate speech, and to build capacity in using Human Rights Education approaches and methodologies to prevent and address hate speech;
  • To explore the current realities, challenges, and achievements in relation to addressing hate speech.
  • To learn about the practices and tools to address hate speech such as media literacy, counter, and alternative narratives, advocacy, and conflict transformation.
  • To create space to design at least 8 local actions organized in cooperation with the local authorities and communities addressing hate speech;
  • To promote a multi-stakeholder engagement and to establish sustainable cooperation in combating hate speech among the participants and local decision-makers in their communities.

If you saw the Council of Europe's campaign 'No Hate Speech', you know the basic of this programme and training. Now, the idea is to invite you to learn from other places outside your bubble, to experiment and to co-design and co-develop new ideas to combat today's hate speech.

We are an inclusive network, and we encourage participants that are:

  • activists, peacebuilders or youth workers in the field of radicalization, exclusion, freedom of speech, and human rights.
  • willing to cooperate with their local governments and institutions in the development of actions against Hate Speech.
  • active or interested in the field of peace, human rights, and youth work.
  • ready to act as multipliers of gained competencies after the training.
  • available to take part in the whole duration of the project.
  • being residents in the partner countries.
  • able to communicate in English (you don't need a C1 of English :))

If you are interested in the topic -> APPLY!


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 30 participants

from Albania, Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Italy, KOSOVO * UN RESOLUTION, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches, Youth researchers, Activists

Working language(s):



Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (Youth NGO)

Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (YPAN) is a group of trainers and educators specialized in human rights, conflict-transformation and peacebuilding education. We created a network of young peacebuilders from across Europe (continental) to work with and in conflict affected communities.

Our job is to educate future peacebuilders by organizing trainings all over the world (like this one you're reading!)


  • Sende (Others)

Contact for questions:

Jorge Aguado Sánchez


Phone: +34613128704


Participation fee

We believe in one thing, the power of peace education and the right for all to have an opportunity. That is why, thanks to the ERASMUS+ scheme, we are able to provide this training for you for free. Accommodation, food, and materials used in the course are fully covered by the organizers.

Accommodation and food

Organizers will cover the costs of accommodation and food on the dates of the training.

Travel reimbursement

Bare in mind that the European Commission (and so, the organizers) only refunds the cheapest trip for and back.

Travel budget (in euros):

a) Portugal — 20€
b) Spain  — 180€
c) Malta, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium — 275€
d) Albania, Kosovo*, Poland, Serbia — 360 €

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

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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