Online course on the antirumours methodology
The antirumours strategy is a long-term process of social change. It seeks to prevent discrimination, improve coexistence, and harness the potential of diversity by triggering a change in perceptions, attitudes, and behaviours among the general population and specific target groups.
This course and the Antirumours handbook provide more information on the theoretical approach and reformulates the objectives of the antirumours strategy and aspects of its methodology. The course can be useful both for cities that have been implementing the Antirumours strategy for years, and for those that have just started, or are planning to do so in the near future. Each new city that has launched this initiative has enriched the global strategy with new ideas, experiences, and approaches, many of which have been included in the material as good practice examples. The nature of the methodology leaves significant room for each city to adapt the methodology to its own context and specific circumstances, as well as decide its own priorities and objectives. Each implementation of the strategy opens new opportunities for collaboration with diverse actors, that in turn, adapt the antirumours approach to different areas and sectors.
Why take this course?
The Intercultural Cities programme has created this course to offer an easy access to the vast antirumours materials. The course is based on the Antirumours Handbook, video series and connected materials produced by Antirumours Global for the Intercultural Cities programme. We invite you to familiarise yourselves with the materials, ask questions and to share it with your colleagues. The first step towards an informed use of new tools, is to raise awareness of both the benefits and the potential pitfalls.
This course is based on the Antirumours handbook and the antirumours methodology. All five modules of this course include a reference to the relevant pages of the Antirumours handbook, a video as well as a short quiz and further questions to consider. The modules vary in length from 30 to 60 minutes, and you are invited take the course at your own speed. The course can be completed as many times as you wish, and you are invited to save the handbook and other materials for future reference.
The handbook is available in many languages on the Intercultural Cities website, and participants are free to use the language version of the handbook which suits them best.
Please note the videos feature automatic subtitling in English, which may not reflect the terminology correctly. The language expressed in the subtitles are the responsibility of the service provider and does not necessarily reflect the official policy of the Council of Europe.
The participation in the course is anonymous and participation is free. There is no certificate of completion for this course.