European Alternatives is launching for the first time an online course on Countering Hate Speech in Europe. By participating to the course, you will engage with content developed by EA, 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 theme of hate speech, this Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange will take you on an interactive, action-oriented journey to learn to understand and counter hate speech.
The course, starting from November 5th, is of special interest for activists, students and passionate citizens from all over Europe and the Southern Mediterranean who want to get a deep insight into hate speech. Based on a human rights perspective, the course explores these questions and the actions that can be undertaken to effectively counter hate and promote open societies.
Before applying, here’s what you need to know. The course is open to anyone between 18 and 30, and residing in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries or Southern Mediterranean countries.
In addition, you need to fulfil the following criteria:
- Interested in learning about hate speech, open to intercultural exchange with a group of peers, and ready to take action against hate in your community
- Are proficient in English (reading, listening, writing and talking)
- Have access to a computer with a webcam and microphone to participate in the online sessions
- Availability for the same 2-hours throughout the whole duration of this 6-week course, to participate in online sessions
- Have 1-2 hours to invest in various assignments that support you explore the weekly topic
As there are limited spaces, please note that we reserve the right to select participants based on their motivation and availability for the course.