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Stop Feeling Sorry, Start Acting!

Training Course

10-20 April 2016 | Vidrike, Estonia

The 9-days training course will bring together 36 youth workers from 10 countries to combat hate speech online and offline in South-Estonia.
Project “Stop Feeling Sorry, Start Acting!” will be key action 1 - mobility of youth workers (training course). Activity will take place in Vidrike. South-Estonia from 10.04 - 20.04.2016. Estonia will be host country and Spain, Slovakia, Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Portugal and United Kingdom will be sending countries. The general aim of our project is to combat hate speech online and offline. Specific objectives are: • To Increase the competencies of youth workers to recognize hate speech and human rights abuse and combat it in youth work • To acknowledge the dangers of hate speech for youth and democratic values • To introduce youth workers Bookmarks/Compass as a tool to work on hate speech and human rights with youngsters and provide them with useful methods. • To empower youth workers to stand up for human rights offline and online • To share good practices of anti-hate speech actions in participating countries • To create new initiatives on local and international level to combat hate speech After the training course we will have youth workers, who understand the terms connected to hate speech and human rights. They know how to recognize hate speech and where to report it. They have learnt about human rights, and are conscious about human rights violations and try to stop it where possible. They understand that hate speech has very serious consequences and they know how to work with young people on the topic. Additionally they can will be more conscious about Internet safety and can educate young people on the matter. They will be motivated to take action against hate speech and stand up for human rights, by creating new actions and initiatives. We plan to use non-formal methods, such as group work, role-play, simulations, reflection, online research, movie, work in pairs, practical workshops, activity in town etc. After the project participants will carry out workshops in their local communities.

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 36 participants

from Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers

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Seiklejate Vennaskond (Youth NGO)

Seiklejate Vennaskond is youth and civil society organization, which connects active adventurous people together. We work mainly with young people, but also with youth workers, trainers and teachers and organizations active in non-formal education field and life long learning. Our members have participated and organized different youth exchanges, seminars and training courses concerning equality, media impact, innovation, fight against racism & xenophobia, human rights, mobility and migration, HIV prevention, environment protection and other issues. Our volunteers gather every month to take up new ideas and think how to put them into practice. We sincerely believe that young people today can make a difference and we all work for this purpose.

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Seiklejate Vennaskond


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Travel costs will be reimbursed according to distance calculator, please see the details for each country in the attached infopack. Training course has a participation fee of 50 €.

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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