“Counter Hate” is a 16 months Strategic Partnership (SP) of non-profit organizations. 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.
In all project activities, training and outputs will be underlined the role of NGOs and online and offline awareness campaigns against anti-migrant and anti-refugee hate speech online. At the moment, there is a clear lack of e-learning courses on this theme and youth organisations know very little about online hate speech and online perpetrators of hate. For this reason, in the project specific e-learning modules (IO1) will be dedicated to this topic.
At the same time, this project could be considered a sustainable investment aimed to enhance performance and efficiency of youth organisations because youth workers will not only receive new good knowledge and appropriate trainings on online hate speech and human rights but also the capacity to develop appropriate responses and counter-narratives to tackle online hate speech and so to avoid potential dangerous consequences to young users which often are not aware what is online hate speech.
Moreover, all the intellectual outputs and project activities will be realised in a way that will allow the new trained youth workers and the partners organisations to produce a positive impact on medium/long terms by:
The Transferability and sustainability strategy will guarantee the overall exploitation of the project results and all digital materials produced will be present on project website both during and after the project lifetime.