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Training Course: Taking Action against Hate Speech through Counter and Alternative Narratives

The training activity took place
in Strasbourg
organised by Council of Europe / No Hate Speech Movement
20-24 March 2017

Aims & objectives

The training course will develop the competences of youth workers and educators to develop
with young people counter and alternative narratives to hate speech. The course objectives
include to:
- Develop participants’ competences to use counter and alternative narratives to combat hate speech
- Develop participants’ competences in using the manual ‘We CAN’
- Develop proposals for off-/online initiatives to integrate use of counter and alternative narratives in the European and national campaigns
- Strengthen the campaign response to hate speech through human rights education by integrating the use of counter and alternative narratives
- Increase the use and dissemination of the manual ‘We CAN’ in national campaigns of the No Hate Speech Movement
- Reflect on the use of the manual ‘We CAN’ and possibilities for its further development

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

Satu Valtere, Finland, Trainer
Ragip Zik, Germany, Trainer
Ron Salaj, Italy, Trainer
Claudio Tocchi, Italy, Trainer
Menno Ettema, France, Trainer

Training methods used & main activities

The training made extensive use of non-formal methodologies. The team used RPG (such as "Narratives in Sleepyville"), mapping exercise and the tools included in the WE CAN Manual (developed by the Council of Europe).

Outcomes of the activity

The activity was the first step in the campaign on narratives as a tool to fight hate speech by the Council of Europe:

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of the junior trainers

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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