iThink | Postponed

20th of March – 1st of April 2020

Slanic-Moldova, Romania

Youth Exchange

 

Project Summary

The project is focusing on the online radicalization of young people and the increasing number of hate speech cases online and offline, because of fake news and misinformation. In the same time, most of the time, the victims of hate speech online are the young people with fewer opportunities (especially young people from different minorities). The high levels of hate speech in public space and the cyberbullying have a profound impact on the self-esteem and self-confidence of young people, which leads to further stigmatization and exclusion. As a result of discrimination and marginalization, many young immigrants or part of national minorities face self-segregation or they start hiding and denying their ethnic and cultural identity because they want to be accepted by the majority.

Objectives
To develop critical thinking skills, social responsibility online and the ability to identify fake news and hate speech online among 40 young people from 10 countries, during a 11 days youth exchange. To raise the participation level of 40 young people from 10 different countries in fighting the online hate speech and fake news, by involving them in planning and implement one international awareness and informing campaign about the negative effect of hate speech and  misinformation online upon the immigrants and young people from different minorities. To promote the European values as tolerance, acceptance, equality, non-discrimination and cultural diversity and to develop the social inclusion opportunities for 20 young people with fewer opportunities which have faced cyber bullying because of their origin

 

More Information

  • Eligible to participate in this project are only Cypriots and/or Cypriot residents.
  • 4 Participants 16-30 years old + 1 Team Leader 18+ years old
  • Food and accommodation are fully covered from the project and the traveling cost up to 275 euro
  • If you are interested to participate you can fill up the  Application Form