Love&Hate III: Youth for Online Tolerance
Start date: Jan 11, 2016,
End date: Mar 10, 2017
Love&Hate III: Youth for Online Tolerance is a project in protection of human rights and European values in the web space. It will include 13 volunteers form four countries – Germany, Portugal, Italy, Great Britain and Spain – and will last fourteen months., with the volunteers split into two groups, namely A1 with 3 long-term volunteers who will stay 12 months and 10 short-term volunteers who will come in the late spring of 2016 and spend 2 months in Bulgaria. Within the activities the young people will seek answers to hate speech manifestations in the internet due to racism, xenophobia, and all other differences stemming form gender, ethno-social, religious and cultural characteristics. The project will be part of the large-scale international campaign “Young people against hate speech in the internet” initiated by the Council of Europe and will include three main aspects – youth online activity, creation of informational and awareness rising interactive materials and conduction of presentations and conversations with students and youth, which will enhance the attention towards the dangers of the hate speech in the online space. IOA team aims to reach distant and smaller towns and villages in the countryside where the international group of volunteers will be more noticeable and easily attracting young people to the topic of online tolerance in communication.To ensure the teaching process of the volunteers we will use the methods of non-formal education, through which to increase the knowledge and skills in prevention of and dealing with the negative effects from the use of hate massages in the online environment. The activities of the mobility group for 12 months will be held mainly in Sofia, while the other mobility group of 10 volunteers will travel in different regions in the country where they will inform and educate the target group on the issues of tolerance and the effects of online hate speech.
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