TC”COUNTER HATE” – Saulkrasti, (Riga), Latvia

Title: Counter Hate

 Dates: 01- 07 June  2019

Place: Saulkrasti, (Riga), Latvia

Project description:

Counter Hate focuses on promoting high-quality youth work aiming to provide youth workers all the necessary knowledge and tools on online hate speech against migrants and refugees, and improve the preventative capabilities of youth workers by producing tailored responses, counter-narratives, and awareness raising campaigns. This novel approach will aim to ensure that the youth workers will be able to gain competences and skills in a way that will be beneficial for the youth workers, the non- profit organizations and the young users who in a short term period will take advantage of high quality youth work that will better protect them by online perpetrators of hate speech. The project aims to create innovative resources for youth work. These priorities are also the priorities of the participating organization which have gained significant experience in the field of digital education and social work. Supports the introduction of specialized training and e-learning courses for all youth organisations staff. Youth workers will understand how social media is used to recruit followers to the hate speech narrative and how monitor and analyse Internet and social media data and messages relatives to the phenomenon.

 OBJECTIVES:  

– Contributing to a better understanding of how Internet and social media can be used for preventing and combating online hate speech against migrants and refugees with targeted tools, responses, and best practices;
– Analysing hate speeches more rapidly and, specifically, better identifying and understanding anti-migrant and anti-refugee hatred online, also in order to prevent radicalization leading to violent extremism;
– Proactively targeting the needs of different target stakeholder groups (in particular, youth organisations and NGO) and supporting them in the fight against racism and xenophobia;
– Improving, monitoring and reporting capabilities on hate speech online following the social media reporting rules of Council of Europe;
– Breaking down anti-migrant and anti-refugee stereotypes and reducing fear of crime and social distress.

Participant profile: 

– Interested to learn and apply new knowledge in their daily work of youth workers/volunteers;
– Active young people with a role in local communities and interested in developing new skills and knowledge on the project topic;
– Experienced or interested in working with Erasmus+ programme.

Partner countries: 

Spain, Latvia, Austria and Bulgaria

Accommodation and travel costs: 

Participants will share gender-separate rooms. Each room of the venue provides bedrooms, living rooms, shared bathroom (toilet, shower cabin). Participants will be provided with 3-time food and a coffee break per day. A special menu will be prepared for vegetarians, vegans, etc. The venue provides bedsheets, towels and free WiFi.

Accommodation venue: Hotel “Minhauzena Unda”, Saulkrasti, Latvia

Travel costs: 

Once selected the participants will get several flight options as proposal from the sending organization and the tickets will be purchased by them with a deposit on hold from the participants. Or each participant will book it’s own ticket within the limit of 200 euro and will get reimbursed after providing all necessary documents.

Contribution fee: 

Each  participant will have to contribute to the project with 20€ as a fee.

If you are interested in and would like to take part in  please fill the from here :  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduhBmS5FXONO3QkCiLOLJMbSpc5SOT-8EbaLIc_vAZW1ulOg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Deadline: 15 April 2019

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