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BEHAVE – SEE Beyond Hate: Learning and Acting to Counter Hate Speech Online in South East Europe

European Comission, January 2020. – June 2021.

Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia, countries of former Yugoslavia located on the Balkan migration route, face increasing hate speech online that exploit tensions and negative attitudes to minority groups. Spread of hatred and radicalization of youth online is a burning issue. Teachers lack knowledge how to address it in classrooms. Several good practices of countering hate speech online exist in the region and EU with few sharing opportunities. The project aims at: (1) identifying good practices and supporting mutual learning on countering hate speech online between state and non-state actors in the three countries; (2) understanding hate speech online, strengthening critical thinking and responding to dominant hate narratives in new media forms addressing particularly young users; (3) raising competencies of secondary school teachers for working with students in addressing hate speech online.

This project is supported by European Comission and Novi Sad School of Journalism implements it in partnership with the Peace Institute (Ljubljana), Faculty of Social Sciences (University of Ljubljana) and Center for Peace Studies (Zagreb).

The project is funded by the European Union.


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