Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange online course opens debate on impact of and response to hate speech
April 22, 2020
Join the new Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange online course: “Countering Hate Speech”, starting on 18 May 2020. The deadline to receive applications is 10 May.
This interactive course explores questions like: What can be said about the impact of hate speech on people’s lives and societies at large? What can be done in response? Who decides what hate speech is? Where is the line between free speech and hate speech?
Not only do participants engage in dialogue around the topic, but also collaboratively work towards creating a campaign to counter hate speech. This assignment offers participants the chance to bring into practice what they are learning and discussing throughout the course.
This course offers a great opportunity for students of Social Sciences, Human Rights, Conflict Studies, and other related fields, to complement their theoretical knowledge. ‘Countering Hate Speech’ is also attractive for activists, volunteers, or young professionals to exchange ideas and practices with youth from various cultural backgrounds and to learn about cases from different countries.
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is part of the Erasmus+ programme. It offers a safe online community to participate in facilitated discussions, increasing intercultural awareness and building 21st Century skills through Virtual Exchange. The programme encourages and promotes intercultural dialogue, employability, and citizenship, strengthening the youth dimension of the EU neighbourhood policy.