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Training course for young bloggers and online activists

Young People Combating Hate Speech On-line is a project of the Council of Europe’s youth sector to be run between 2012 and 2014.

It aims to combat racism and discrimination in their online expression of hate speech by equipping young people and youth organisations with the competences necessary to recognise and act against such human rights violations.

The project stands for equality in dignity, human rights and diversity. It is a project against hate speech, racism and discrimination in their online expression.

Centred around a training course and online campaigning, the project stands for action and intervention.

The training course for young bloggers and online activists is the first step in this project, bringing together 30 young activists from Europe, Egypt and Yemen.

The training course comprises a residential seminar that will take place in European Youth Centre Budapest between 20-27 May 2012, distance learning through online means and an action phase online in the framework of the campaign (June 2012-December 2013).

The training course will focus on developing participants knowledge, skills and attitudes in human rights and human rights protection and supporting them to recognize and act against racism and discrimination in their online form of expression of hate speech as well as supporting them to further promote the human rights values of the Council of Europe among young people in the online space.

The participants in the course are expected to form the core group that will lead and implement a campaign against hate speech online in 2012 and 2013.

Final programme

List of participants

Presentation of the project