Despite efforts to implement policies and procedures in several European countries to tackle hate crime, it appears there are insufficient measures to build a tolerant society. It is evident that this issue cannot be addressed solely by law, we first need to create and share a common understanding of the phenomenon of hate speech to influence change among communities. Through deeper understanding about the issue we might find alternatives to deal with all elements of this subject and respond to create a more cohesive and inclusive society, allowing all citizens, regardless of the cultural, religious, gender or racial differences to live in harmony and less conflict.
The main objective of this project is to gain a better understanding of what “hate speech” means and how it can affect young people’s mental health. In addition, the project aims to raise awareness of hate speech crimes among the community and local institutions.
Politicians, policy makers, potential oppressors, young people, young survivors, members of school staff, youth organisations, associations dealing with hate speech crimes and social inclusion.
Agis, Note et INNOVE (France)
Merseyside Expanding Horizons (UK)
UNITED SOCIETIES OF BALKANS ASTIKI ETAIREIA (Greece)
Asociacion Mar Violeta (Spain)
Associação Novo Mundo Azul (Portugal)
For more info: Anna Bellan