Join us at an international youth seminar against hate speech!

Estonian Human Rights Centre and the German Embassy in Tallinn invite youth participants aged 18-25 to an international workshop: “Examine, participate, change – workshop on hate speech for young people.” A workshop will be held on November 16 in Estonia, at the Tallinn Botanical Gardens.

Hate speech promotes hatred or violence against individuals or groups based on certain characteristics. Hate speech is not protected under freedom of expression. We will discuss hate speech – what are the impact and consequences of hate speech, and brainstorm solutions for future campaigns against hate in social media. At the end of the workshop, participants will create a social media campaign against hate speech in group work. The winner group will be awarded an opportunity to work out campaign against hate speech.

Technical details:

Working language of the event is English. Organizers will provide the participants with lunch and coffee breaks during the event, cover travel expenses for young people outside Tallinn.

We are looking for participants among young people ages 18 to 25 years:

  • 10 young Estonian speakers,
  • 10 young Russian speakers,
  • 5 young people from Germany and 5 German speakers in Estonia.


In order to apply please fill-in the form HERE.

Confirmed participants will receive more detailed information via e-mail. Please be informed that registration closes when 30 participants have been confirmed to take part in the event.

Additional information:


International interactive youth event

“Examine, participate, change – workshop on hate speech for young people.”



9.30-10.00 Registration and morning coffee

10.00-10.15. Opening remarks

10.15-10.30 Welcoming remarks by MS Annette Klein from the German Embassy in Tallinn

10.30- 11.30 Getting to know the topic: What is hate speech? Why is this topic important? What is the current status in Estonia, Germany and different EU countries?

11.30-11.45 Break

11.45-13.00 What causes hate speech? What are the impact and consequences of hate speech?

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Hate speech vs. freedom of speech. Where are the limits for young people? What can young people do? Start brainstorming.

15.30-15.45 Break

15.45-17.00 Let’s get practical: solutions and brainstorming for future campaigns.

17.00-17.30 Next steps and closing words


The event is supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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