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Please, find hereafter a number of information and actions undertaken by the No Hate Speech Movement - Youth Department of the Council of Europe - European Youth Centre


European Youth Event

The Campaign was well represented at the European Youth Event with workshops, a silent witness installation in commemoration of the victims of hate crime, actions for human rights of refugees and the No Hate Panda. Panda called on behalf of the campaign for recognition and action on hate speech and hate crime and the establishment of a European day for its hate crime victims during the closing plenary in the Parliament of the European Union. From more info see the video introduction and the photo album.


Evaluate your Internet freedom

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)5 on Internet Freedom on 13 April, calling on member states to evaluate the state of human rights and fundamental freedoms on the Internet. Governments have the obligations to respect, protect and promote the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and Council of Europe guidelines and standards. The list of evaluation indicators covers key rights often under pressure online. Go online for more on the work of the Council of Europe on Internet Standard Setting


Launch of Campaign in Morocco

On 3 June the No Hate Speech Movement campaign will officially be launched in Morocco during a study day held at the Parliament. The Campaign has widely been supported by Moroccan officials including from the Ministry of Youth and sports, the Center for Studies in Human Rights and Democracy, and the President of the Moroccan Parliament.


EuroDIG 2016

The European Dialogue on Internet Governance meeting (EuroDIG), 9-10 June in Brussels, will gather 1000 representatives of internet companies, governments and civil society for a multi stakeholder dialogue on the future of the Internet. Many of the sessions can be followed online through a web application.


Essay Competition in Belarus

The Belarusian National Campaign Committee, in cooperation with the Belarusian State University and the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk, has launched a Student Essay Competition “Combating Hate Speech: making the Internet a better place for human rights”. The competition runs until 11 September and aims to raise awareness and to develop better understanding to the Belarusian young people on principles of human rights respect and protection on-line. Contestants can submit their works until 11 September 2016 to the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk via e-mail: . Three winners will be selected and invited to the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg.

More detailed information see the Information Point of the Council of Europe in Minsk.


Promoting tolerance online through education in Romania

On Monday June 30the campaign will be presented by Irina Dexler, campaign activist, at the seminar “Tolerance in the virtual space – an educational proposal”. The seminar will be organised by Peoples Development Foundation in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, as part of the PRISM project. The seminar will involve students, teachers, other actors from educational field, NGO representatives and local stakeholders.


New European partner: TALK. France

TALK. France is a youth organisation aiming to strengthen intercultural cooperation and reinforce social dialogue by bringing young people together. The organisation works with among others young people from conflict regions in Syria and vulnerable communities through seminars and workshops through the project Street Talk, with LGBT youth and young women and girls.


No Hate Seminar for Interpreters

The Belarusian National Campaign Committee held a “No Hate Speech Movement” seminar at the School of Interpretation to equip participants with skills to distinguish and counter different violations of human rights such as online hate speech. The programme included 4 workshops in which the students practiced political correctness in interpretation, how to distinguish hate speech, and they participated in role-plays on consequences of labelling people in direct interactions and online.


German Bookmarks launched

The Austrian organisation Zentrum Polis launched the German translation of Bookmarks on 3 May in Vienna.  The launch was attended by the Chair of the Joint Council on Youth, Marcus Wolf, and about 50 representatives of youth and human rights organisations and partners.


Combating cyberbullying and online Hate Speech

Following the growing number of cyberbullying incidents, Istituto Di Sociologia Internazionale Di Gorizia, gathered youth workers, teachers, and representatives of law enforcement agencies and local municipality of Gorizia, to discuss the challenge and how to address them using various educational tools. The event on 29 April in North Italy was attended by activists of the Italian campaign. The online programme includes recordings of all the main speeches.


Closing conference of the PRISM Project

The campaign was presented at the Words are Weapons conference on 14 May in Pozzallo, Italy. At the conference the results of the PRISM project and the completed research were presented. The project was a EU funded initiative of 11 European organisations aiming to develop effective strategies and practices for promoting a better use of language, in order to promote a culture of respect and the consequences of hate speech.


Review the Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education.

The Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education outlines the standards and principles for citizenship and human rights education. It is reviewed every 5 years to support evaluation, sharing good practices and developing new policies and support measures. Youth and other non-governmental organisations are invited to contribute to the review by completing the questionnaire below before 15 June. Please fill it in and invite partners active in education for human rights and citizenship to also do it.

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Dialogue with Roma and Traveller organisations

On 2 -3 June the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma Issues will host the 2nd meeting of the Council of Europe Dialogue with Roma and Traveller Organisationsin order to develop closer communication between Roma and Traveller communities, Council of Europe Secretariat, and Permanent Representations of member States. During the second morning session the 25 representatives of international, national and local Roma and Traveller NGOs will be reviewing how to combat hate speech against Roma and travellers during which the many examples of Roma Youth active in the campaign will be presented.  



Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation - Youth Department

Council of Europe
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