European Action Day for Human Rights - 10 December
The last European Action Day of the year will be focusing on human rights and the need to raise awareness on human rights online. Since December 10,1950 human rights have been celebrated to remember the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that defines the global achievement that every people and nation should undertake in the field of human rights.
Human rights are still now an issue and are present in the offline and online worlds. Especially on the Internet, human rights violations are happening every day in chatrooms, forums or social networks for example. Human rights on the Internet are as important as anywhere else.
Watch here the European Action Day Video!
The No Hate Speech Movement is organising actions to emphasize the need to respect Human Rights of all people online! Take a look at them:
Gathering together organizations involved in the national campaign, the seminar will be a good opportunity for an exchange of practices and to tackle the challenges lying ahead of the No Hate Speech Movement in 2014. For this reason, different workshops will deal with online campaigning and educational tools, as well as awareness-raising. The working languages will be Portuguese and English, with simultaneous interpretation in one room and some workshops in English only.
For more detailed information, please read below:
Accommodation in the Youth Centre Hostel in Lisbon and meals as indicated in the program will be offered by IPDJ, with the support of the Council of Europe, for the participants coming from other countries and regions far from Lisbon. There is no registration fee, but you must register online
The European Campaign Conference took place from the 7th - 9th November at the European Youth Centre, Strasbourg (France).
This Conference brought together the main players and actors for the campaign at European and national levels to review and discuss the objectives and strategies of the campaign. Eleven workshops were held, during which the programme and expectations for 2014 were developed.
To read the Presentation and the Programme of the Conference, click below.
Did you miss the event? You can find the photos, videos and speeches at this link!
Live stream of the European Campaign Conference (7-9 Nov): Can’t attend the No Hate Speech Movement Conference in the European Youth Centre Strasbourg? Keep informed via the live stream of the conference. The live stream will be available from Thursday from 09:00 -13:30, Friday 09:00 – 13:30 and on Saturday from 09:30 – 18:00.
The No Hate Speech Movement is organising a European Action Week from 14 to 20 October 2013, around the theme of local democracy, in connection to the European Local Democracy Week.
The “European Local Democracy Week” (ELDW) is an annual European event where local authorities from all the 47 member states of the Council of Europe organise public events to meet and engage with their citizens on issues of current interest. The aim is to promote and foster democratic participation at a local level.
20th June 2013: European Action Day for Refugees and Asylum Seekers!
This Day is observed by the United Nations since 2001 and puts the spotlight on asylum seeker and refugee policy. Join the Movement and get involved by standing up for the human rights of refugees offline and online!
On May 17th, the Movement's first European Action Day will take place. The 17th May is the International Day combating Homophobia and Transphobia. The Movement's platform against hate speech will focus tomorrow on this cause. Be present and joint the movement!
The Movement’s first European Action Day takes place on the 17th of this month. European Action Days are designed to play a central role as catalysers for campaigning, involving all national and European actors. This newsletter provides information mostly about 17th MAY: EUROPEAN ACTION DAY COMBATING HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA
As the online preparations for the European Action Day (May 17) against homophobia and transphobia are underway, we at the No Hate Speech Movement thought it might be time to give you all a Hate Speech Watch update. The HSW gives everyone the opportunity to report hate speech online. Our focus this month is hate speech directed at LGBT. Here are some of the reports:
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.