TC ” Tackle Hate” – Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Title: Tackle Hate

 Dates: 28 January – 03 February 2019

Place: Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Project description:

We intend to equip youth workers/youth leaders in youth organisations with insight and knowledge on online hate speech. In this regard, the specific objectives of the project for youth workers are:


 -To recognize what online hate speech is.

-To know the difference between freedom of speech and what is prohibited, such as illegal hate speech.

-To understand how social media is used to recruit followers to the hate speech narrative, especially the ones against against migrants and refugees

-To provide advice and information regarding the different institutions promoting the respect and the protection of human rights across Europe.

-To introduce youth workers the “Bookmarks” (revised version 2016). The manual for combating hate speech online through human rights education.

-To strengthen the role of youth organisations in identifying and speaking up against illegal online hate speech and those human rights violations affecting especially young people.

-To develop youth workers’ competencies in planning cross border and international campaign for combating online hate speech


 The youth workers involved will enhance their knowledge of the issue of hate and extremism online and facilitate their understanding of the significance of human rights education and other innovative methodology as tools for combatting the aforementioned phenomena and become inspired and empowered through the cultivation of the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and confidence to use this method in their own educational settings. This will be achieved through a threefold approach. Firstly, youth workers will explore the definitions of hate speech and extremism as provided for in European and international policy documents, case-law and law and will be equipped with the knowledge to be able to determine whether a particular expression constitutes hate speech or extremist rhetoric online. Secondly, youth workers will explore human rights education as a means to promote solidarity and tolerance amongst people and combat phenomena such as hate speech and extremism. More particularly, they will consider the aims, objectives and tools of human rights education and explore and implement activities from Council of Europe handbooks, such as COMPASS and COMPANION, while a particular emphasis will be placed on discovering the Manual “Bookmarks” for Combatting Hate Speech Online. Thirdly, the training will enable participants to explore other innovative methods that can be implemented within their own settings for the purpose of combatting extremism and hate speech online such as flash mobs and living libraries. Moreover, the activity will constitute a microcosm of tolerance, respect and active citizenship with each participant embracing values that lie at the foundation of human rights education whilst simultaneously exploring and understanding the ‘technical’ side of the activities in the handbooks and other methods that can be used for promoting a human rights culture free from hate speech.

Participant profile: 

  • Only for people holding Bulgarian ID/Passport
  • All participants in such activities should have experience or being interested in online hate speech against migrants and refugees. Priority will be given to candidates who are, or intend to be, part of the leadership and management of their youth organization and apply the competences acquired in their community.
  • Interested to learn and apply new good practices in their daily work of youth workers/leaders. -Experienced or interested in working with Erasmus+ programme.
  • Personal beliefs and attitudes (interest in actions of providing guidance to others and interacting effectively in a multicultural context, effort to generalize non-stereotyped behavior and to avoid prejudice)
  • Gender quota (50-50).

Partner countries: 

Spain, The Netherlands, Estonia and Bulgaria


Accomodation and food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for the duration of the activities will be covered by the receiving organzation  Alternativi International.


If you are interested in and would like to take part in  please fill the from here :

Deadline: 24 January 2019

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