October 25, 2021

International interactive event “Active Youth Against Hate Speech”

10-11  November, Lithuania


Human Rights Monitoring Institute in cooperation with partners across Europe is inviting active young people, aged 16-30, to participate in an interactive international event. A workshop “Active Youth against Hate Speech” will be held on 10-11 November, 2021 via an online platform.

Hate speech poses a growing threat to our democracies and European solidarity. It violates human rights and corrodes the culture of debate. Hate speech is often used as a tool to target vulnerable groups, especially minorities. It causes alienation and exclusion of certain groups and individuals. And, therefore, weakens democracy and strengthens positions of radicals and populists.

We invite young people to have a say about it and together find ways how to tackle the phenomena. The workshop will train and inform participants about hate speech, preparing them to play an active role in addressing this challenging problem at national and European levels. The workshop will be interactive and participants will have a possibility to develop skills and attitudes to counter hate speech.

The event is facilitated by Indre Marsantaite ir Goda Jureviciute.


Technical details:

  • Working language of this event is English and the event will be held via Zoom.
  • In order to apply please fill-in the online form:
  • Deadline for applications: 7 November, 2021
  • Confirmed participants will receive more detailed information via e-mail.

Contact information for any questions:

The event is part of the international project “Active European Citizens against Hate Speech” and it is co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union




Active Youth against Hate Speech*

10-11 November 2021, Lithuania


Day 1

10 November, Wednesday


11:30-12:00 Connecting and registration
12:00-12:45 Opening/Introduction
12:45-14:00 Creating safe space for sharing
14:00-14:30 Coffee/tea break
14:30-15:55 What is hate speech? Discovering the phenomenon
15:55-16:00 Short break
16:00-16:30 How does the hate speech work? Discovering the forms and concepts of hate speech
16:30-16:45 Reflection of the day


Day 2

11 November, Thursday


11:30-12:00 Connecting and registration
12:00-14:00 Hate speech vs. freedom of speech. Does freedom of speech have limits? Case analysis
14:00-14:30 Coffee/tea break
14:30-16:00 How to counter hate speech? Europe without hate. A Manifesto for change
16:00-16:45 Closure