Hate Trackers

Project number: 101131504

Project name: Hate Trackers – Into Action

Project acronym: HT IA

Call: ERASMUS-YOUTH-2023-YOUTH-TOG

Type of action: ERASMUS Lump Sum Grants

Granting authority: European Education and Culture Executive Agency

Project duration: 24 months

What is Hate Trackers?

The project has as its main objective to promote the generation and promotion of a network of young activists (aged 19-28) of a transnational character in the fight against discourse of hatred and limitations to social and civic participation.

To this end, it will foster cooperation and collaborative work among European youth organizations, through their expertise and good practices, and will design, test and consolidate an innovative training methodology that facilitates the empowerment and participation of young people and will lead to the creation of new forms of aggregation aimed at activism.

But what is "(online) hate speech"? 

Generally, when we talk about Hate speech, we refer to the use of linguistic attacks based on race, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. Thanks to social media, organized groups of haters have a much greater capacity for incidence and pervasiveness than in the past, precisely because social media have the potential to reach an almost unlimited pool of people. There are fears that such comments may decrease social cohesion and ultimately result in less prosocial behaviour among citizens. 

Partners:

  • CIFA - CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE PER LAFAMIGLIA E L'INFANZIA ETS (CIFA), Italy
  • HFC HOPE FOR CHILDREN CRC POLICY CENTER (HFC), Cyprus
  • RINOVA MALAGA SL (RINOVA), Spain
  • KINONIKI SINETAIRISTIKI EPICHERISIELLINIKI SYMMETOCHI NEON (HYP), Greece
  • Asociacija "Aktyvus jaunimas" (AJ), Lithuania,
  • YOUTH INCLUDED ZS (Youth Included), Czechia

Our goals:

  • Engaging, connecting and empowering young people. 
  • Promote the quality, innovation and recognition of youth workers. 
  • Facilitate social inclusion by preventing attitudes and behaviors of discrimination, segregation and racism and promoting an inclusive society. 

What kind of activities are we doing? 

  • Improving the skills of young activists to be able to prevent and combat hate speech, to educate the youth about equality and acceptance, conduct sensitivity trainings.
  • Organising and launching mini-campaigns of activism against hate speech with a national and transnational focus.
  • Organising a 3 day training course for young people to provide them with knowledge about Human Rights, Hate Speech, Web 3.0, Youth activism.