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HRe-activism Against Hate Speech

The training activity took place
in Reggio Calabria, Italy

Aims & objectives

The main aim of this training course was to develop participants' competencies to fight against hate speech and to explore online and offline tools for human rights activist; also to exchange the best practices on countering hate speech within the frame of 'No Hate Speech Movement' Campaign of the Council of Europe.

Specific objectives were:
-Improving the competencies of the participants about human rights, human rights education and youth activism combating hate speech;
- Enhancing the knowledge about the NHSM Campaign, its history and specific objectives;
- Expending and strengthening the network of NHSM activist;
- Exchange good practices from 2013-2017 NHSM Campaign;
- Creating the follow-up strategy and concrete action plans for the 'No Hate Speech Movement' Campaign.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

Participants of the training course were 26 youth workers/human rights activists from 12 European countries: Albania, Armenia, Belgium, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and United Kingdom.

Training methods used & main activities

The training course was organized using non-formal education methods and approaches. We used interactive, non-formal education methods, such as group work, facilitated discussions, simulations, daily reflection sessions and etc. This TC also had strong emphases on providing space and time for participants to discuss and to create future vision of 'No Hate Speech Movement', to create concrete action plans to be implemented in local communities and to work on international collaborations within Erasmus+ program.

Outcomes of the activity

The main outcomes of this training course was strengthening connections and networking within 'No Hate Speech Movement' Campaign, developing new international projects within Erasmus+ and participants developing news competences. We believe participants brought home deeper understanding about the 'hate speech', 'hate crime', 'human rights education', 'youth activism' and capacity to share this information through completion of concrete action plans and projects. In other words, while acting as multipliers on local, national and international levels.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Together with other 3 co-trainers we have planned, implemented and evaluated the training activity.

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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