no hate speech
The objectives of the project are the following:
– to increase the sense of responsibility, understanding, and acceptance of minorities and migrants;
– to reduce the existence of stereotypes and hate speech among people;
– to introduce participants to the No Hate Speech Movement, its aims and objectives;
– to help the participants to explore Human Rights and Human Rights Education in addressing hate speech online;
– to become more aware of internet literacy and mechanisms of online protection;
– to explore instruments on Hate Speech;
– to discuss the role of blogging in countering hate speech online;
– to develop the skills and motivation for young people to recognise online hate speech and to become ‘online activists’ for human rights;
– to provide the participants with tools to organise online and off-line campaigns focused on combating hate speech and by these means to provide the multiplying effect for the project;
– to start, to develop, and to maintain a sustainable online informational campaign for human rights for promoting of safe internet;
– discuss the limits of freedom of speech and find a point where it becomes hate speech and or even violates human rights.
After the exchange, we expect our group to start the online campaign “Be the change: make the internet safe for everybody”. It would be based on the website created during the exchange, which would contain relevant information on hate speech to help young people, their relatives or friends understand better the dynamics of hate speech, providing tools to combat hate speech and/or to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for a human rights culture where solidarity and equality are embraced. The website will provide an online chat system offering relevant information for victims of hate speech as well as support and i nformation for others such as parents, guardians, and friends of victims.
Our project will be available for young people coming from program and partner countries, who are interested in the topic of the project, and who are willing to learn more about the topic and/or to share their personal stories, whether it is about experiencing hate speech or the importance of knowing your rights or any other information regarding the topic.
Each national group will consist of 4 participants (16-30 y.o.) and one group leader (without age limit).
The project is funded by Erasmus + Programme. The accommodation, food, exchange activities will be covered by the organisers.
The travel costs reimbursement will be based on the travel distance that will be calculated using the distance calculator of the European Commission. Full board (meals and accommodation) is fully covered and provided throughout the activities. The visa costs will also be covered.
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Here is the list with answers to the most popular questions about us and what we do
Most of the international youth exchanges are targeted at young people between the ages of 12 and 30. However, more and more opportunities for children are developed with each year. International youth exchanges are basically aimed at all adolescents and young adults. The youth exchanges organised by CHANCE International are usually targeting young people from 18 to 26 (in some cases up to 30) and funded within the Erasmus + programme.
We distinguish between participant contribution and total costs. The participant contribution is 50 Euro at max, depending on the project. During 2021 there is no participation fee. If the contribution is too high, we will always find a way for you to participate in an encounter. Please contact us!
A youth exchange is financed by the organiser’s own funds, third-party funds and the participant’s contribution. Third-party funds are provided by the Federal Government from the Child and Youth Plan and European funds from the Erasmus+ youth programme. Third-party funds are applied for by the organiser or sponsor.
To participate in our projects, you should be interested in the project topic, cultural exchange and cooperation with other participants. We do not require any foreign language or other specific skills and qualifications.
We expect our participants:
– to be involved in all project phases;
– to co-design the project, it’s activities and results.
We welcome sharing of knowledge and skills of participants with each other.
– all participants are obliged to take PCR tests: upon departure from Germany, upon arrival in a partner country and upon departure from it;
– participants are obliged to wear FPP2 masks in public places;
– organisers will provide masks and sanitizers for everybody during the full course of the project;
– the host party will ensure the sufficient degree of safety regarding the living conditions and program activities – for example – execution of project activities in well-ventilated areas or on fresh air, keeping a safe distance from other visitors or avoiding any outside contact when executing such activities;
– in case of infection – isolation of the participant, splitting the costs of medical treatment between three parties – receiving and sending organization and the participant.