#hatetrackersproject, educating young people to combat hate speech online

Hate Trackers project aims to address the growing problem of online hate speech, especially directed at young people, in collaboration with partners in seven European countries. Based on the idea that the foundation of a democratic society lies with young people, the project aims to change the general attitude of society towards a more welcoming and positive one through education in acceptance and social inclusion.

The project follows the path traced by the coordinators (CIFA ETS), who have implemented previous projects focusing on hate speech monitoring and training of young activists.

This project aims at forming groups of young people, called semiological guerrilla youth groups, with in-depth knowledge and connections to a specific territory, as well as training activists to actively counter episodes of hate speech both online and offline. In addition, the Hate Trackers online platform is expected to serve as a “safe online space” where these groups can meet, discuss, train new members and share their own best practices and solutions to counter this problem.

For two intensive days, on 30 and 31 January, Polo Digital in Malaga was the setting for a historic event: the official launch of the “Hate Trackers” project.

Hate Trackers project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the project partners and neither the European Commission nor the Swedish National Agency can be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Funding code: 2023-1-SE01-KA220-VET-000159421