The Andorran Chairmanship of the Council of Europe is launching a campaign in support of the values promoted by the European Convention on Human Rights as it has made us aware that intolerance and discrimination are unacceptable.
LET US READ the Convention and make sure it is put into practice!
Fordommer.no (or prejudice.no) is a norwegian website, which shows the Norwegian People's Aid organisation's action towards people. The organisation's work is based on solidarity and help people defending and promoting their own interests. Seminars for youth are also organized. Visit the website Fordommer.no!
A training for trainers organised by the Pestalozzi Programme of the Council of Europe in cooperation with the European Youth Foundation
This project is a first-time cooperation within the Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation of the Council of Europe between the European Youth Foundation (Youth Department) and the Pestalozzi Programme for the Training of Educational Professionals (Education Department). It brings together an inimitable mix of participants benefiting from the different perspectives, experiences and the active involvement of teachers, adults and trainers/activists from the youth sector at the same time.
Become an online volunteer for the youth campaign for human rights online (2013-2014)
The first Training workshop for online volunteers will be on 15-16 April 2013, European Youth Centre Budapest.
The Youth Department of the Council of Europe calls upon young human rights and online activists interested to act as volunteer activists in our online campaign against hate speech to read and apply for this unique opportunity! The campaign is based on a European platform and programme of activities run by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. The online volunteers are activists with special competencies and role for the online Campaign platform and tools. They are key actors in the campaign, particularly in the European and national aspects. They are the ones to shape and build the online community and to ensure the content of the online platform.
On the 22nd March following the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination the Council of Europe is opening the online platform of the No Hate Speech Movement for the public. From 10.30 a.m. the website of the Campaign will be available for Internet users.
is an online platform for user generated content uploaded by young people about hate speech, identity and ideas. This site is the main landing page of the Campaign available for the general public where testimonials can be posted, such as self-made videos and photos. Young moderators ensure safety and respect for the Campaign values.
The official Launching event of the No Hate Speech Movement will take place on the 22nd March at 10.30 a.m in the foyer of the hemicycle of the Council of Europe’s main building (the Palais). The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland will launch the Movement alongside two members from the Statutory Committees of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe, Aleksandra Mitrovic (European Steering Committee for Youth), Sergio Belfor (Advisory Council) and Peter Matjašič (European Youth Forum) . After the launching event, the official online Campaign platform and the European Hate Speech Watch will be open to the public at www.nohatespeechmovement.org
The Secretary General will also join the Campaign himself by uploading his own video message on the Campaign platform, and will contribute to the Campaign on Twitter and Facebook. The event will be streamed live online.
Yo can read the speech of the Secretary General.
You can download the printable English language Campaign poster here.
The printable version (the text can be translated to any language in this vectorial pdf)
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is now preparing the 2012 annual report on hate crimes. The report provides an overview of data collected on hate crimes, and of responses to hate crimes. It will be launched on 15 November, 2013 the day before International Tolerance Day. As in previous years, ODIHR encourages submissions from non-governmental organizations and has compiled information to assist NGOs. Information should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 April 2013 indicating in the subject line "HCR 2012 (NAME OF YOUR ORGANIZATION)". For more information about ODIHR and hate crime visit tandis.org.pl.
You can contact Carolyn Bys and Joanna Perry (Hate Crime Reporting Officers) at the Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department at email@example.com
Development of Online School Campaign Tool against online hate speech
The Council of Europe’s Youth Department is currently preparing an Online Youth Campaign against Hate Speech, to be launched on 21 March. The campaign is based on education and awareness-raising and is especially based on the active role of young people aged from 13 to 30 years. In this framework, the campaign will provide secondary schools with an online toolkit for awareness and action against hate speech online. The online tool should provide good understanding about the Campaign and its tools, and give concrete practical and methodological support.
The Council of Europe is hereby looking for two or more experts to prepare the toolkit – in content, process and mode of online publishing according to the specificities below in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Youth Department.
Based on the latest meeting of the Follow-up Group of the 'No Hate Speech Movement' the Council of Europe is recommending the following guidelines to member states to follow when preparing national campaigns. The preparations for the European campaign – No Hate Speech Movement – are well under way. National campaign committees are being prepared in more than 30 countries already. The campaign will be launched by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on 22 March. This document is intended to provide national campaign organisers, chiefly members of the CDEJ, with essential, up-to-date information about the Campaign and how to prepare for it. It has been provided at the request of the Follow-up Group of the Campaign, set up by the Joint Council on Youth.
Be part of the No Hate Speech Movement! Call for participants for the Training course for young online activists
The Council of Europe Youth Department invites all young online activists concerned by human rights violations, hate speech online, discrimination and racism to apply for the training course taking place between February 2013 and March 2014, comprising of a residential seminar between 6-14 April 2013 in the European Youth Centre Budapest, e-learning based training and initiatives to support the campaign against hate speech online of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe.
The training course aims to develop competences of 30 online activists to take action against hate speech online and to promote and defend human rights online. The training course also aims to empower them to develop initiatives and take an active role in the No Hate Speech Movement initiated by the Council of Europe.
The Online Hate Speech Essay Competition is the new project of ELSA and the Council of Europe. Its topic is “On-line Hate Speech: right or crime? Legal issues in the virtual world - Who is responsible for online hate speech and what legislation exists that can be applied to react, counter or punish forms of hate speech online?”. The Essay Competition will be open to all law students from all Council of Europe’s Member States and all ELSA members. This competition will be launched on the 13th January 2013. The deadline for submissions is the 18th March 2013.
As a result of the Training workshop "Action and Campaigning against Hate speech" on 22-24 November 2012 in Budapest a new Campaign group was initiated on Facebook. It is called "Combating Hate Speech". The group has almost 400 members and it is growing rapidly. This facebook group will be considered a secondary Campaign communication tool for the activists durning the Campaign in 2013. The primary information resource is the Campaign preparatory website , but the Council of Europe will upload information on this facebook group as well.
It is an open group so you can join easily.