Countering hate speech Online Course

Apply to the next Online Course taking place from May 18 to June 19th 2020!

‘Countering Hate Speech’ is an Interactive Open Online Course where participants learn about and discuss current challenges posed by hate speech and narratives in their communities and societies at large. Not only do participants engage in dialogue about the topic and get access to expert video lectures, they also collaboratively work towards creating a campaign to counter hate speech in various forms. This makes ‘Countering Hate Speech’ an action-oriented course where participants are inspired, share knowledge and learn from each other.

In recent years, the normalization of hate speech throughout Europe has contributed to the radicalization of individuals and collectives against the Other, fueling hate crimes towards marginalized groups. From everyday discrimination and stigmatization to direct attacks on women, LGBTQI+, Roma, migrants, and minority faith communities on social media, the hate narrative gradually translated into violence, weakening the social cohesion between communities and further threatening democracy, equality and the rule of law across the continent.

What are the various forms hate speech is taking? What are the causes and consequences of hate speech at the individual and societal level? How is hate speech regulated in Europe? How does hate speech impact human rights and democracy? What can be done to fight against hate? Through regual sessions of facilitated dialogue (Virtual Exchange), participants will put their own experiences, values, and challenges in the forefront as a primary source for learning and application about hate speech.

Apply to the next online course will be taking place from May 18th to June 19th 2020.

Supported by

 

The participants of the course are engaging with expert content developed by European Alternatives, with the support of the Foundation Remembrance Responsibility Future (EVZ) and the Mott Foundation, and co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union. While exchanging ideas with peers on the course themes and topics, this Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange will take participants on an interactive, action-oriented journey on Countering Hate Speech in Europe.

Videos

The participants of the course are engaging with expert content developed by European Alternatives with the support of the Foundation Remembrance Responsibility Future (EVZ) and the Mott Foundation and co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.
Watch the videos below!


Welcome




Week 1

What is Hate Speech?



Causes and consequences of Hate Speech



Forms of hate speech




Week 2

What are human rights?



The history and evolution of human rights



The human rights protection system




Week 3

Hate Speech versus Freedom of Expression



What hate speech is, is controversial




Week 4

Preparing for taking action against hate speech



A Human Rights Approach to Action



Interview with Emilia Roig - Centre for Intersectional Justice



Interview with Gregor Theilmeier - #ichbinhier