Apply to join our workshop to counter anti-Roma and Traveller hate speech

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Apply to join our workshop to counter anti-Roma and Traveller hate speech

Representatives of national and European Roma and Traveller organisations, other human rights and anti-discrimination NGO’s, No Hate Speech Network members, and activists are invited to join us in our workshop to create human rights-based narratives to counter anti-Roma and Traveller* hate speech on 30 June-1 July. 

The workshop takes a participatory, and learning-by-doing, approach. Using practical online tools developed by the project to analyse instances of hate speech, constructing human rights-based narratives and messages and practical online campaigns. Campaign activists and graphic designers will support you in the process.

The workshop

On the morning of 30 June, we will look a bit closer at the challenge we need to address: anti-Roma and Traveller hate speech online, looking at looking at the risks it poses to human rights and dignity of the Roma and travellers, and our own personal experiences with the problem and approaches to address it.

In the afternoon, we will focus on the values we stand for, namely human rights, discussing which human rights can work the best in facing of hate and discriminatory speech reviewed in the morning and how we can create our own human-right based messages in response or as an alternative.

On the morning of 1 July, we will focus on putting all this into practice, where we will start working on the campaign plan and work with graphic designers to help create the online messages using images, photos, cartoons, drawings etc.

A detailed agenda will be sent to confirmed participants before the workshop starts.

After the workshop

The workshop doesn’t end with the last day of training: following the workshop, you and your team members will have roughly one week to complete your campaign plan and move to the implementation phase. July and August will be dedicated to sharing your campaign materials online, so altogether we can altogether make an effort to replace anti-Roma and Traveller hate speech with human rights-based narratives in some of the corners of the internet!

Throughout July and August, we will keep in touch to support you where needed, to share your posts and to hear from you on how your campaign materials perform.


Sounds interesting? Apply now!

 Applications for registration are open until 21 June.


 More information can be found in the background note


Please note that registration does not mean automatic enrolment – we will send an email confirmation to selected participants after the registration closes.


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*The term “Roma and Travellers” is used at the Council of Europe to encompass the wide diversity of the groups covered by the work of the Council of Europe in this field: on the one hand a) Roma, Sinti/Manush, Calé, Kaale, Romanichals, Boyash/Rudari; b) Balkan Egyptians (Egyptians and Ashkali); c) Eastern groups (Dom, Lom and Abdal); and, on the other hand, groups such as Travellers, Yenish, and the populations designated under the administrative term “Gens du voyage”, as well as persons who identify themselves as Gypsies. The present is an explanatory footnote, not a definition of Roma and/or Travellers.

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