Project period: November 2019 – April 2022
– Social workers, trainers and educators in schools
Coordinator: Pistes Solidaires
Partners of the project: Pistes Solidaires (France), VNB (Germany), Synthesis (Cyprus), Athens Lifelong Learning Institute (Greece), MEH (UK).
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Incidents across Europe indicate that many people are harassed, threatened or assaulted verbally or physically, or experience hatred daily because of their ethnicity, skin color, religion, gender and sexuality, physical and mental (dis)abilities or other characteristics. Moreover, public discourses, including online platforms and social media, are steeped in hate speech targeting ethnic, religious and other minorities. Youth2Unite has been developed as a result of the rising incidences of hate crime – physical and online – which are occurring across Europe and which are gaining momentum.
The objectives of the project are:
– To equip youth workers with the tools to help them identify and combat hate crime behaviors in young people.
– To encourage a change in attitude in young people and encourage them to consider the impact of their physical or online attacks and to become, instead, active agents for change. These attitudes can be linked to reducing discrimination, preventing hate speeches or fighting against racism.
– The development of a specific curriculum with new and innovative modules that will address the issues of hate crime and hate speech through interactive learning.
– A youth worker’s manual for youth workers, trainers and schools. This manual will address the topics of hate on the internet and the hate speech online.
– A Bystander Intervention Kit for young people with educational materials intended for the use of young people.
– Youth2Unite Measurement Tool to measure the impact on attitudes of young people undertaking the awareness raising training.
– A multilingual Open Resource e-learning portal that will support the delivery of, and access to, all learning resources produced.