In 2018 the ICC cities of Milan, Palermo and Turin, together with Albano Laziale and with the technical support of ICEI - Economic Cooperation Institute International, AMMI, Amnesty International , and COREP - Consortium for Research and Lifelong Learning Turin, have launched the project #iorispetto (I respect). The project promotes civic awareness and active empowerment oriented towards the realization of a more inclusive society.
The project methodology combines training for teachers , intercultural mediators and volunteers; workshop and labs in schools ; and finally the launch of initiatives of active citizenship , with the use of participatory methodologies and the involvement of all realities present at local level.
#IORISPETTO works to promote society, young people and students awareness of a culture of human rights and the principles of fairness and justice, together with an understanding of the mechanisms of interpersonal and media communication that allow to overcome discrimination and hate speeches .
In addition, the project implements the Council of Europe Anti-rumor strategy, a methodology to combat the spread of unfounded, intolerant and discriminatory rumours and prejudices.
The project run for 18 months (from 1 March 2018 until 31 August 2019), and foresees activities in 300 classes of 80 cities in Italy, while the anti-rumors strategy will be implemented in the 4 target cities (Turin, Milan, Albano Laziale, Palermo).