Countering Hate Speech

This Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange will take participants on an interactive, action-oriented journey on countering hate speech.

What are the various forms hate speech is taking? What are the causes and consequences of hate speech at the individual and societal level? How can hate speech be regulated? And what can be done to fight hate? Based on a human rights perspective, this course explores these questions and the actions that can be undertaken to effectively counter hate and promote open societies.

Join this Interactive Open Online Course

  • Start date: May 20, 2019
  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Weekly time investment: 1-2 hours (preparation and assignments) +  2 hours (online group sessions)
  • Application deadline: 12 May, 2019


Participants in this course will get the opportunity to review expert content developed by European Alternatives, with the support of the Foundation Remembrance Responsibility Future (EVZ) and the Mott Foundation. In addition, they are encouraged to putting their own experiences, values and perspectives on the forefront while engaging with peers through Virtual Exchange.

Participants will gain an understanding of what hate speech is (and what it is not); the various forms it can take; its causes and consequences; how it is regulated and what place it takes in our societies. In addition, this course aims to inspire and activate participants by addressing concrete examples, tactics and strategies of how to respond to hate speech.

This Interactive Open Online course is open and free of charge for any young person aged 18-30 residing in any of the Erasmus+ programme countries or Southern Mediterranean countries.  After successful completion of this course, participants are awarded an Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Badge.


For more information and partnership enquiries, please contact Juliet Muhlbauer:

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Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

This Interactive Open Online Course is part of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project and as such produced under a contract with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, financed by the Union’s budget. The opinions expressed are those of the Sharing Perspectives Foundation, our partners and participants only and do not represent the European Commission’s official position.

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