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Countering Hate Speech

The Interactive Open Online Course “Countering Hate Speech” takes participants on an interactive, action-oriented journey on countering hate speech.

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 can hate speech be regulated? What can be done to fight against hate? Based on a human rights perspective, this course explores these questions and the actions that can be undertaken to effectively counter hate and promote an open society.

  • Start date: 20 May 2019
  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Weekly time investment: 1-2 hours (preparation and assignments) +  2 hours (online group sessions)
  • Application deadline: 12 May 2019

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Participants in this course will get the opportunity to review expert content in the form of bite-sized videos. In addition, they will be encouraged to share their own experiences, values and perspectives on the forefront, while engaging with peers through Virtual Exchange.

Participants will gain an understanding of what hate speech is (and what is not); the various forms it can take; its causes and consequences; how it is regulated and what place it takes in our societies. In addition, this course aims to inspire and activate participants by addressing concrete examples, tactics, and strategies of how to respond to hate speech.

This Interactive Open Online course is open and free of charge for any young person aged 18-30 residing in any of the Erasmus+ programme countries or Southern Mediterranean countries.  After successful completion of this course, participants are awarded an Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Badge.

Call for partnerships

Based on partnerships with universities, content experts, and youth organisations, Interactive Open Online Courses are customised to a variety of formats, disciplines, and learning outcomes.

If you are interested in offering this course to your students, volunteers in your organisation, or other eligible participants, please contact us. Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange can offer more information and discuss possible partnership arrangements.

Complete the Expressions of Interest Form