Call for young bloggers and online activists to take action against discrimination online!

The Council of Europe Youth Department is inviting all young bloggers and online activists concerned by human rights violations, hate speech online, discrimination and racism to apply for the training course taking place between May and December 2012, comprising a residential seminar between 20-27 May 2012 in the European Youth Centre Budapest as a first stage in their involvement in a long term campaign against racism, xenophobia and discrimination.

Young People Combating Hate Speech On-line is a project of the Council of Europe’s youth sector to be run between 2012 and 2014. The project aims to equip young people and youth organisations with the competences necessary to recognise and act against such human rights violations. It is a project against hate speech, racism and discrimination in their online expression. Centred around a training course and online campaigning, the project stands for action and intervention.

The course is addressed to young bloggers and online activists between 18 and 30 years old, motivated and willing to further take action and play a central role in the campaign development.

All candidates must apply on-line, completing the application form by 19 April 2012

Read more: http://youthapplications.coe.int/content/download/59803/510035/file/TC%20Bloggers.pdf