Gubaz KOBERIDZE

Représentant de l’Alliance des syndicats d’étudiants géorgiens

« Nous travaillons principalement pour les écoles et les étudiants et pour la défense de leurs droits. J’ai rejoint la campagne depuis presque un an. Je suis militant en ligne et volontaire au Conseil de l’Europe. J’interviens également localement en Géorgie. Nous organisons des activités pédagogiques pour les étudiants et œuvrons à la mise en place de comités de campagne en Géorgie ».

Neringa TUMENAITE

Representing Lithuanian NGO Creativitas, developing and implementing innovative and creative approaches to lifelong learning and youth work settings

“I think that the growing size and importance of online communities and social media in general create many new opportunities but also many threats in terms of user abuse, especially when it comes to young people or other vulnerable groups. That’s why I find it so important to campaign and raise awareness about these issues, as this is probably the only way to create an online space which is safe and welcoming for all.”

Julian PERDRIGEAT

Activist at MRAP

What motivates you to act against hate speech online?
“The fact that it’s a European campaign and that the local level connects in an international way.”
What was the most important experience for you in the campaign?
“To meet several European young people with the same goal : fighting racism and hate speech online and offline”

Balint JOSA

Co-founder of the Foundation of Subjective Values, project co-ordinator at UNITED for intercultural action and the vice president of the NCC in Hungary, trainer, fundraiser, event organiser, networking officier

What motivates you to act against hate speech online?
“I find it horrible that people with diverse identities cannot enjoy the biggest invention of humankind without constantly facing discrimination, and I think the hate-mongers need a serious reality check.”

Ian MCGAHON

Social justice activist, has worked with migrants, LGBTQ and disability groups

What motivates you to act against hate speech online?
"My own personal experiences with oppression and bullying and the desire to fight back. And basically anger at online hate speech!"
What are your skills as campaign online activist?
"Online mobilisation, social media management and deconstructing arguments."

Adriana DELGADO

Feminist, online activist and volunteer in Rede de Jovens pela Ingualdade

What motivates you to act against hate speech online?
“Internet is a part of our everyday life and I believe everyone should feel safe and welcome there and not face systematic verbal hostility.”
What was the most important experience for you in the campaign?
“Being part of this community of activists who share my ideas.”

Sara SERRANO LATORRE

Journalist working for human rights, online activist of the NHSM and volunteering at Movimiento contra la Intolerancia

What motivates you to act against hate speech online?
“We are currently witnessing a rise in intolerant, hateful speech and I want to be part of the counter-speech that opposes it.”
What was the most important experience for you in the campaign?
“Taking part in this international group of young people that have the same aim: finish with HATE!”

Steven CLARITY

Vegan, anti-capitalist, anti-fascist who supports the movement autonomously, mostly online

What motivates you to act against hate speech online?
“The severity, effects and prospects of hate speech generally and the dangers of not tackling online phenomenon as they emerge.”

Lilla NEDECZKY

Member of the National Campaign Committee of the NHSM in Hungary, representing Hope for Children in Hungary

What motivates you to act against hate speech online?
“Awareness raising on hate speech online for young people, as it is a growing issue for young people in Hungary.”

Mustafa GUNDOGDU

Campaign Coordinator working in the Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sports, which officially supports the campaign

What motivates you to act against hate speech online?
“The negative influence of online hate speech on social cohesion motivates me to act.”
What was the most important experience for you in the campaign?
“Attending the Workshop for National Coordinators in Brussels.”

Mehmet ÇETİNKAYA

Born to Volunteer, President/Founder at YINFO Gençlik Bilgi Merkezi (YINFO Youth Information Center), Trainer at the Turkish National Agency

What motivates you to act against hate speech online?
"Our organisation Youth Information Center (YINFO) is mostly focused on working online and informing young people about their rights and European opportunities. We are the first NGO in Turkey to have introduced the idea of online volunteering and make it come true. We have 560+ volunteers in 74 different provinces of Turkey and we have reached approximately 26 000 likes, members in our Facebook accounts and 42 000+ followers on Twitter. As social media is the biggest area that we are working on, we are sensitive to the need for a better, safe, hate-speech-free internet for young people. That keeps us motivated!"