Join us at an international youth seminar in Tartu!

International interactive youth event

“Active young people taking action against hate speech – possible or not?”

June 17, Tartu, Estonia
Venue: Kammivabrik, Teguri 26, Tartu

Estonian Human Rights Centre in cooperation with partners across Europe calls for youth participants aged 18-30 to an international workshop “Active young people taking action against hate speech – possible or not?” A workshop will be held on June 17 in Tartu, Estonia.

Hatred and verbal violence pose a growing threat to our democracies and European solidarity. Hate speech violates human rights and corrodes the culture of debate. We invite young people to have say about it and find ways together on how to tackle the phenomena. The workshop will train and inform participants about hate speech, preparing them to play an active role in addressing this challenging problem at national and European level. The workshop will be interactive and participants will have a possibility to develop skills and attitudes to counter hate speech.

The event is facilitated by Heili Griffith and Kelly Grossthal.

Technical details:

Working language of the event is English. Organisers will provide the participants with lunch and coffee breaks during the event, cover travel expenses for young people outside Tartu and buy tickets for European participants. In addition, accommodation will be provided based on the need. 

In order to apply please fill-in the online form. Confirmed participants will receive more detailed information via e-mail. Please be informed that registration closes when 40 participants have been confirmed to take part in the event.

Additional information: Kelly Grossthal, 


9.30-10.00 Registration and morning coffee
10.00-11.30 Opening and getting to know the topic: What is hate speech? Why is this topic important? What is the current status in different EU countries?
11.30-11.45 Break
11.45-13.00 What causes hate speech? What is impact and consequences of hate speech?
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Hate speech vs. freedom of speech. Does freedom of speech have limits? Introduction of EU law.
15.30-15.45 Break
15.45-17.00 What can be done about hate speech? How to promote peaceful coexistence and European values?
17.00-17.30 Closure

The event is part of international project Active European Citizens against Hate Speech  and it is co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.

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