Webinar on anti-migrant hate speech

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Hate speech against migrants and refugees are widespread across Europe both online and offline.  Anti-migrants hate speech exacerbates xenophobic sentiments and may incite to act of intimidation and violence towards this vulnerable group in society.   

The arrival of refugees and migrants with diverse backgrounds, culture and religion represents a challenge that, where not properly confronted, can lead to prejudices and misconception which escalate into actual forms of hate.  Although seen as acceptable or harmless, hate speech against migrants and refugees should have no place in our societies. Policy action at all level need to be developed to combat this phenomenon to prevent the escalation into more serious form of violence and to protect victims from its harm. 

Date and Time: 29th October 2018, 12:00-12:45 pm Brussels time

Webinar’s objectives:

  • Understand the current manifestations and impact of hate speech against migrants and refugees
  • Understand the need for legislative changes as well as cultural shift to break the wall of acceptance
  • Review the opportunities within EU institutions to combat anti-migrant hate speech - what actions are possible? 
  • Review the opportunities to build multi-stakeholders coalitions for counter actions. 

Participants: Max 40 participants
How: The webinar will last 45 minutes and will run on an online engagement platform called GotoMeeting. It is sufficient to have a stable internet connection to join the webinar or you can join through a local telephone number.

Registration is mandatory! https://tinyurl.com/y8fv6r4x

About the initiative: this webinar is organized in the framework of the EU funded project “The Parliament of Rights” aiming to contribute to a better understanding of the role of the European Parliament in the Union's democratic life, with a particular focus on anti-discrimination and fundamental rights. The project is coordinated by OBC - Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso, in partnership with CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe.

Want to learn more about hate speech? Sign up for free to CEJI’s Facing Facts Online course on hate speech http://www.facingfacts.eu/page/facing-facts-online-course-hate-speech

Want to learn more about the role of the European Parliament in the development of anti-discrimination law? Sign for free to the OBC educational kit https://moodle.balcanicaucaso.org/?lang=en