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Training course for young bloggers and youth online activists

The Council of Europe Youth Department is launching a new flagship project 'Young people combating hate speech online' spaning over 2012 and 2013. The project aims to combat racism and discrimination in their online expression of hate speech by equipping young people and youth organisations with the competences necessary to recognise and act against such human rights violations.

The project stands for equality in dignity, human rights and diversity. It is a project against hate speech, racism and discrimination in their online expression. Centred around a training course and online campaigning, the project stands for action and intervention. The project places young people and youth organisations at the core of action and initiative. It consists of a series of activities that complement and intertwine.

The campaign will have an European dimension, but it is expected to have national and regional focus, therefore increasing the chances for real impact as racist and discriminatory content and speech is often distributed in local languages. The campaign should therefore ensure that the voices, experiences and concerns expressed at local and regional level have visibility and role in shaping the European youth policy agenda.

Dates of the training: 20-27 May 2012
Location: European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary
Deadline: 19 April 2012
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