Deadline: 10 July 2016
Open to: young people aged 16 – 21, who speak English language and who are interested in the topic of hate speech
Venue: 6 – 14 August, 2016, Weimar, Germany
You feel that presence of hate speech and discrimination in social media is a big problem? You are not indifferent towards the issue of hate speech and group focused enmity? You are ready to discuss and reflect on these issues?
The project will address rapidly growing phenomena of hate speech. Special focus will be put on growing presence of hate speech within social media and what are the possible consequences of it for a democratic society. In the introductory part participants will have an opportunity to get familiar with the basic principles of discrimination, hate speech and prejudices. Topics will be further developed through simulations, exercises, group and team activities.
Historical context of both Germany and Serbia will be considered throughout the programme. Therefore, the topic of hate speech will be approached from the comparative perspective. Through the work participants will jointly define dangers that hate speech can cause to democracy and human dignity. The aim of the project is to establish and define tools for suppression and prevention of hate speech and discrimination. Tools which are accessible to each one of us who want to use them. The outcome of the Youth Exchange is an online exhibition which will be designed by participants themselves.
- Young people between 16 and 21 years old;
- Familiar with the topics of hate speech, discrimination and prejudice;
- You should be able to understand historical framework;
- Knowledge of English is required.
- Accommodation and food will be provided by the organizers for the whole duration of the exchange;
- All transportation costs for participants coming from Serbia to Germany, and participants coming from Germany to Serbia up to 208 euros will be reimbursed;
- Travel costs for local participants are not covered.
How to apply?
In order to apply, fill in an online application form by 10 July 2016.
For more information please visit the official website.