10-18 February 2018 | Yerevan, Armenia
This Training Course is for 28 participants from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.
The internet has changed the types and possibilities of human interaction. It has given us the possibility, in theory, to communicate with almost any other person in the world; it has even made it possible, in theory, for one thought in a back room in a small and unknown corner of the world to be picked up by every other person!
Everyone with access to the internet is now both publisher and public speaker. Few, it seems, can interfere with what we want to say. This is a novelty that few would want reversed, but it should not surprise us that the ever-expanding world of online interaction has also come to reflect and feed back into many of the difficulties that human beings have historically encountered in their ‘real’ existence.
Intolerance and ‘hate’ have been a feature of human society almost since time began. A number of studies have identified an increase in these attitudes over recent years. The problem is that if there is less tolerance of differences, and if the constraints on that intolerance are not watched, then intolerance – and hate – will find expression, both in the things that people do and in the things, they say.
The internet has opened up new ways of saying things, and it has opened up new avenues to say them to more people. The constraints, however, on what we can say online are far fewer than those which exist off-line: we can say things over the Internet that we would not dare to say in public in the ‘real’ world. If hate speech offline is a problem that societies have recognized, and found the need to address, is online hate speech something that we can ignore? Of course not.
Young people are already suffering from online hate speech:
• Across Europe, 6% of 9 to 16-year-old Internet users reported having been bullied online, and 3% confessed to having bullied others.
• 16% of young Internet users in Europe say they have posted comments on the Internet that were hateful towards a person or group of people.
• 78% of the respondents of an online survey stated they had encountered hate speech online on a regular basis. The three most recurrent targets of hate speech were: LGBT people (70%), Muslims including refugees and migrants of Muslim origin (60%) and women.
The problem is huge, and it becomes bigger and bigger especially in nowadays when we all face economic breakdown and unemployment as result, huge refugee wave, raise of extremism and terrorism etc. All those challenges contributes to spreading hate speech online, as young people are in the situation of ambiguity and frustration.
In 2012, Advisory Council on Youth of Council of Europe started the No Hate Speech Movement, the campaign that aimed to combat the hate speech online in all its forms, and with this “No hate” project we want to contribute to making internet a safer place for young people and to prevent human rights violation online.
The issues that will be addressed by competences developed during the project are:
• Decrease the level of aggression and intolerance online through civil society organisations/youth workers.
• Perception of phenomena of hate speech and its influence on young people’s lives.
• Subjective opinion, memory and bias.
• Human rights online
• Internet literacy
• Freedom of speech
• Promoting intercultural dialogue
• Preventing radicalization of young people
A project “No hate” is a long-term project aiming at combating with the hate speech online and to promote no hate speech movement among young people.
The project contains two elements:
1. Youth Exchange in Luxembourg from 8th till 17th of December 2017;
2. Training course “No Hate” in Yerevan, Armenia from 10th to 18th of February 2018
Training course “No Hate” for youth workers teachers and trainers aiming to equip them with knowledge and skills on how to tackle the topic of hate speech with young people through non-formal education. The training will take place in Yerevan, Armenia from 10th to 18th of February 2018.
Country – Max. reimbursement per participant
Luxembourg – 1 participants (maximum travel cost 530 eur)
Poland – 3 participants (maximum travel cost 360 eur)
Georgia – 2 participants (maximum travel cost 60 eur)
Germany – 2 participants (maximum travel cost 360 eur)
Armenia – 3 participants (no travel cost reimbursement)
Turkey – 3 participants (maximum travel cost 275 eur)
United Kingdom – 1 participant (maximum travel cost 530 eur)
Russian Federation – 4 participants, (maximum travel cost 275 eur)
Ukraine – 3 participants (maximum travel cost 275 eur)
Belarus – 2 participants (maximum travel cost 275 eur)
Participation fee: 50 EUR
(will be deducted from your travel cost).
TRAVEL COSTS AND REIMBURSEMENTS
The reimbursement of the travel expenses (travel from your departure city to the venue of the project) will be made by bank transfer for all participants except those coming from Georgia, Ukraine and Russian Federation.