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NGO organising summer school to counteract hate speech towards minorities

June 20, 2019 at 12:40pm

Hope for Children Cyprus is organising a summer school for youth counteracting hate speech towards migrants and minorities through participatory and creative campaigning.

Τhe summer school is under the European Commission-funded project HIT (Hate Interrupter Teams) that provides young people with knowledge and tools to address hate speech.

Young people will learn about:

  • Human Rights and Hate Speech,
  • Social marketing,
  • Creative campaigning,
  • Storyboard production.

The project offers a new model of European youth empowerment through the creation of Hate Interrupter Teams (HITs) directed primarily to people aged 14-19. Supported by trained youth workers, mentors and guidance practitioners, these teams will have the possibility to counteract HSBM in their communities, at school and among their peers.

The summer school will take place from Monday June 24 to Friday June 28, 2019 at “Πολυκέντρο Νεολαίας” in Nicosia and Monday July 1 to Friday July 5, 2019 at Youth Makerspace in Larnaka.

If you are interested in HIT Summer School and  would like further information on how to participate and support the initiative, please contact “Hope For Children” officer Christine Shahbenderian at  [email protected] or call at +357 22103234 (ext: 404)

The project began on October 1, 2018, and will last 24 months. It will bring together nine European partners from different countries: HFC Hope For Children CRC Policy Center (Cyprus, leading partner), Rinova Limited (United Kingdom), Collage Arts (United Kingdom), Associazione Culturale Mulab (Italy), CEPS Social Projects (Barcelona), “The Smile of the Child” (Greece), Frederick University (Cyprus), Metropolisnet-European Metropolis Employment Network Ewiv (Germany) and Foundation of Gender Alternatives (Bulgaria).