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SAHS "Sicily against hate speech"

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Citizenship and democratic participation

Education and training

Equality and non-discrimination

The Project SAHS, "Sicily against hate speech" is a youth workers online mobility project that will be held in
Ragusa from 12 to 15 May 2021 and will see the presence of 28 participants from 7 countries
European countries on the.Cisco webex and Discord platform. The purpose of the project is to provide participants with tools and information on the
countering fake news, media manipulation and hate speech.
The project aims to curb the growth of nationalism and discrimination based on ethnicity and
and origin, combating communicative violence in the world of information. With the
SAHS project, the experience on free and independent information is made available in order to
give tools to recognize the manipulation of news and the myths that are thus generated
through fake news throughout Europe. The development of pseudo information has in fact facilitated the
return of myths and fake news about the most vulnerable minorities; such myths easily spread to the strata of the population that have
layers of the population that have more difficulty filtering news and retracing sources. Another
objective of the project is to understand the role that youth workers play in the field of information, and
improve the ability of young people to discern false news from true news and prevent it from triggering discrimination.
phenomena of discrimination. The project will focus primarily on the category of
refugees.
Participants will be guided through non-formal education methods (simulations, group reflection, theater activities).
group reflection, theatrical activities) to understand how manipulated news lead in a more or less direct way to more
less direct, to more or less direct forms of discrimination. The organizations in the partnership
agree on the worrying levels of discrimination and incitement to ethnic and racial hatred
today, due to the diminishing role of the media as the "watchdog" of political power. Therefore
NGOs have a need to develop innovative pedagogical methods in order to enable young people to
decipher the anxieties and problems of the society in which they are living. SAHS aims to give youth
workers, aspiring journalists, activists in defense of minorities, with the tools to identify
of fake news and the elaboration of a strategy to counter it. Our project is strongly
strongly linked to the objectives of Erasmus+. In particular, it shares with it the macro-objective of encouraging
young people to active participation, as reported by the European cooperation in the youth field
(2010-18).
We also share with it some more specific objectives, such as the participation of young people in the
We also share with it more specific objectives, such as the participation of young people in democratic dialogue through the healthy and timely use of the media within the EU.
In fact, young people who are more aware of their role and the responsible use of information sources can
be less vulnerable to manipulation for purposes other than informing European citizens correctly.
European citizens. Therefore, the project focuses on precise objectives, namely the development of specific
to spread awareness of the critical use of the media in order to counter the phenomenon of fake news
counteract the phenomenon of fake news; - support integration and counteract the conflict between
residents and migrants; - countering myths about religion and origin, promoting diversity as a richness
provide non-formal education methods to understand and filter the news that young people may learn from social media and
young people can learn from social media and traditional media; - foster a sense of belonging to the
to foster a sense of belonging to the European community and its institutions
to encourage the participation at all levels of aware and informed young people. The action that the partnership aims to implement, falls within the
general objectives of the Erasmus + Program: participation in social and civic life, inclusion, fight against
racism and stereotypes, improving social and relational skills of young people. SAHS
provides, therefore, that there is no vertical hierarchy between teacher and learner, but that
all participants can contribute equally to the definition of the phenomenon and the debate that
Call 2019, Round 3, KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals.
KA105 - Youth mobility
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activities will inevitably produce. The role of the trainers will be to support, moderate and
present the project topics, enabling all participants to influence the expected outcome.
expected outcome.

Generazione Zero

Generazione Zero is an Italian association founded in Ragusa
(Sicily) in 2012, as a result of the activities of an informal group
involved in the Youth in Action program (1.2) in 2011.
Its members, all young people between the ages of 16 and 29
and mainly from the south-east of Sicily, in the following years
carried the association's initiatives also to other Italian
territories (Rome, Turin, Bologna, Piacenza).Generation Zero
operates in two main fields: social antimafia and the
promotion of human rights.
Concerning antimafia, the association works in investigative
journalism, through the journal "generazero.org” duly
registered with the Ragusa court. In particular, it is focused on
the analysis of criminal organizations present in the Hyblaean
area, on the archaeo-mafias, the agro-mafie and on the ecomafias operating at national level, on the migratory conditions
in the suburbs.
The association has been promoter of legality and educational
projects in schools and organizing, education courses on the
Constitution and labor law for asylum seekers.
With regards to human rights, Generazione Zero has been
PIC number:
920479270
Partner Identification form 2020
involved in various initiatives on the promotion of human
rights, such as the Festival of the Law of Piacenza in 2014 and
the Biennale Democrazia di Torino festival in 2015, through
the 'Muri e Confini' project. The association has developed a
website called "dirittieuropa.it" with the aim of disseminating
the principles of European law and jurisprudence and since
2016 has carried out the "Europe in Translation" project in
partnership with the "Head of the Case-Law Information and
Publications Division" of the European Court of Human Rights.
Over the years, Generazione Zero has developed its own
network of local and national partners, in particular: Libera,
Nomi e Numeri Contra le Mafie, Fuci, Agesci, CGIL,Siciliani
Giovani, CalcioSociale, Radio Impegno. It has collaborated with
many European partners, organizations as Trasform! Europe,
Attiva-mente and many other European NGOs.

Italy

Fraz. Puntarazzi SP 60 Km 3,5 Ragusa

generazionezero.org

Partner 1

Fundacja Ferso (PO)

FERSO Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2004. It is a Public Benefit Organization, a member of the National Federation of NGOs and the NGO Federation of Lodz. The main aim of FERSO is to support sustainable development of civil society through education, art and multimedia technologies. The Foundation achieves its objectives by organizing and financing lectures, workshops and trainings. It organizes out-door activities, green schools, summer and winter camps, concerts, publications, exhibitions and sport events. The main aim of the organization has expanded and now it is focused on increasing civic participation, the promotion of democratic values and sustainable lifestyle. FERSO is one of the leading organizations in the field of NON-FORMALECOLOGICAL and INTERNATIONAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION in the region. FERSO develops its own innovative educational programs for all age groups. Among children who we work with are those at risk of exclusion, from poor families and orphans. We offer them free-of-charge activities. We were also working with the youth from rural areas and support their participation in YiA and Europe for Citizens programs, facilitating their non-formal learning process and development of self-conscious young citizens. For years FERSO has been very active in EVS which aims to encourage the participation of less advantaged young Europeans. As for adults, we were realizing a Grundtvig Senior Volunteering Program for the unemployed.

Poland

28 Pułku Strzelców Kaniowskich 71/73

Partner 2

Teatro Metaphora – Associação de Amigos das Artes

Founded in 2009, Teatro Metaphora - Associação de Amigos
das Artes is a non-profit association whose purpose is to
develop cultural activities for benefit of community’s
development and education. Its objectives are to develop
social and personal competences of children, youth, and
adults by organising local and international projects, camps,
training courses, conferences, seminars, consultations,
lectures and other educational activities, based on non-formal
education principles for kids, youth and adults.
Teatro Metaphora strives to contribute to an artistic and
cultural program aimed at enhancing the quality of life with
meaning, not only entertainment. The organization's activities
is an essential part of overall strategy for Madeira to be a
creative community, and the organization itself a meeting
point for innovation and change, aimed at strengthening the
excellence of our island. Teatro Metaphora promotes equal
opportunities, inclusion, active citizenship and participation of
children, youth and adults and creation of various
opportunities for them. Our main actions can be grouped in
three distinctive segments:
1) producing theatre shows, promotion and participation in
cultural activities around various artistic disciplines,
contributing thereby to the development and dissemination of
cultural heritage;
PIC number:
946880536
Partner Identification form 2018
2) organising national and international projects, seminars and
trainings, under local, national and European programs
(Erasmus+);
3) as a result of the past Youth Initiative, we develop a wide
range of activities and workshops related to natural heritage,
recycling, climate changing, environmental best practises
topics.

Portugal

Travessa da Saraiva, 12

Partner 3

Rūjienas novada pašvaldība

Rujienas novada pasvaldiba has institution Youth initiative centre. Youth initiative center is open space for young people to find their place, friends and develop new ideas for city and self development. We are open from September 2012. Rujienas multifunctional youth initiative center represents youngsters in age from 13 to 27. Every day 20 youngsters uses facilities and activities organized by youth initiative center. Center is the place where social problems are discussed and new ideas are generated. We organize activities like meeting with personalities, playing games, drawing, dancing and discussions. Also we have group of interests working in social, sport and culture field. The new ideas will involve more young people to be with social responsibility. We are participating in different projects and also this year we got approved two youth exchange projects what was generated by youngs.

Latvia

Raina street 3, Rujiena, Latvia, LV-4240

Partner 4

Neoi Ellados se Eyropaiki Drasi - Youthfully Yours Gr


Youthfully Yours Gr was born in 2011 by a company of friends interested in Non-formal Education, Youth Work & European Mobilities. YYGR is a Non-profit Organization (NGO) from Thessaloniki Greece, with activity on local, national & European Activity Level, interested in Arts, Environment, Democracy, Unemployment, Sustainability, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, Volunteering, European and Balkan culture as well as urban and regional activities. YYGR promotes friendship, peace, respect for human rights, anti-racism. Voluntary mutual help on the above matters is the subject to our meetings and therefore activities.
YYGR wants to encourage young people to participate in European/International training/exchange/EVS etc. programs, in order to build a stronger future for our country, acquaint the versatile colorful world we are living , free of xenophobic attitudes, with hope for friendships that will last for a lifetime. Therefore, the Organization is comprised of young volunteers that promote, organize, manage and support projects and ideas that can have a positive impact on the youth and society.

Main activities of our organization :
- Hosting and Participating in Erasmus+ projects
- Sending EVS organization
- Local street Actions
- Presentations of European opportunities
- International Nights
- Webinars on Digital Tools
- Artistic/Up-cycling/Recycling Workshops
- Movies projections
- “Open Coffee“ afternoons

Youthfully Yours Gr has successfully organized the following European projects:
- Youth Exchange “From the Bin to the Gallery”, 30/04 – 07/05/2014. Our project focused in Artistic Up cycling as a mean for Youth to enable themselves and their communities to fulfill their need for emotional release through creative expression. 25 participants from 5 European countries participated in this YE. One of the results of our first was a Toolkit that was posted on Salto (https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/toolbox/tool/from-the-bin-to-the-gallery-artistic-up-cycling.1559/) and included on the best practices on the website of the Greek National Agency. You can find more info here:
https://fromthebintothegallery.wordpress.com/about/
- Training Course “Youth Initiatives for Social Engagements”, 24 – 30/06/2014. Our project gave the opportunity to 39 Youth Workers from 13 European Countries, to understand, exploit and contribute to the possibilities of Youth Initiatives for Social Engagement, participate actively in the community and share the benefits of active citizenship with other youth groups, help on preparing and organizing, using useful tools to succeed in their goals, along with increasing and promoting the wonders and creativity alternative educational methods have to offer.
more info here: http://usocial14.blogspot.gr/p/about.html
- Seminar “Youth Health, watch, learn, share”, 4 – 10/10/2014, in cooperation with the Belgian NGO „Joetz“. In our project, 20 Youth Workers from 10 European countries, had the opportunity to present the activities of their organizations, discuss good volunteering practice, the advantages and the challenges of non-formal education, exchange experiences and plan activities for the youth.
- Training Course „Erasmus+ for Everyone“, 22 – 28/04/2015. In our project, 28 Youth Workers from 7 countries, discussed about opportunities of Erasmus+, planned future actions and learned Digital Tools .
- Youth Exchange “Technology meet Employability”, 04 – 12/04/2017. Our project brought together 38 young people from Greece, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Slovenia and Portugal to discover how to use technology to increase their employability. You can find more info here:
https://techmeetemployability.wordpress.com/
- Training Course „FaciliTRAIN“, 20 – 28/06/2018 (Thessaloniki /Greece), 11 – 20/10/2018 (Whitley Bay/United Kingdom). The main theme of this Training Course was to provide space for development of training competencies of youth workers with emphasis on the learning to learn. Thematically the training introduced the approaches of youth participation and cultural diversity.
- Contact Making Seminar „Come Together for Future Opportunities“, 5 – 11/12/2018 (Thessaloniki /Greece). Our Seminar involved 46 participants from 20 Programme countries. The project aimed to create and stimulate future collaborations between the participants and build a solid and lasting network of European partnerships enabling them to develop common projects around the theme of employability and youth participation.


Our organization’s target group is young people (18-35) from all around Greece, interested in volunteerism, personal developement, awareness, european mobilities, artistic applies, street action, etc. Many vounteers face economical difficulties or coming from rural areas, so Youthfully Yours Gr involves also young people with fewer opportunities.

Greece

Kanari 1

Partner 5

Az emberség erejével – CUM VIRTUTE HUMANITATIS Alapítvány

Az Emberség Erejével Alapítvány EEA (Power of Humanity Foundation) was formed in 2006 as a
youth initiative, to take part in the creation of a democratic and solidary society where human dignity
and human rights are respected. The NGO also works with oppressed people who needs support to
have equal opportunities and with the ’majority’ who needs awareness raising to become inclusive.
EEA has been implementing educational and development projects to reach their goals.
The NGO started to organize after school programs for mostly Roma children with fewer
opportunities living in poverty in 2010 in a segregated part of the city of Pécs. These efforts shaped in
the form of ‘Élmény Tár Tanoda’ (Adventure Store Youth Centre) in 2013. For children there is
learning support, educational projects, workshops (sports, media, arts and crafts, etc.), free-time
programs, camps and different kind of adventures, which their parents cannot buy for them. For the
parents and other adults, community building process has been started in 2015, with free-time
programs, regular meetings, personal mentoring, identification of community issues and supported
advocacy.
EEA started human rights education projects in 2008, with local elementary and secondary schools. In
2015/2016 The handbook ‘egyMÁStan’ borned in 2015/2016, this manual contains 8 pilot educational
processes in HRE topics which fit the national curricula, so it can be adapted nationwide in Hungary.
In 2016/2017 a team of trainers and volunteers developed ‘miEGYmás’ which is a board game for
education for democratic citizenship. EEA developed 2 online HRE platforms: E.SZ.E. (Humanity
Free Online University) which provides e-learning programs and Dignity W@rld which contains
online serious games used for learning.
In cooperation with Open Society Institue EEA is running the ‘Erősödő Civil Közösségek’ (Developing
Civic Communities) regional grant program in South-West Hungary between 2017 and 2020. In the
first round 60 local projects were supported.
EEA believes in the power of cooperation, so we are starting members of EJHA the Hungarian
Network of Human Rights Educators which is official partner of European Youth Centre Budapest and
supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands. Beside that the foundation is a member of the
Hungarian Anti-poverty Network. The NGO also has experience in international cooperation, in Youth
in Action (youth exchanges and trainings) and Erasmus+ (KA2) programs. We are the coordinators of
Dignity W@rld capacity building project with partners from 4 EU countries in the topic of human
rights education.

Hungary

József u. 34.

emberseg.hu

Partner 6

Youth-fully Yours Slovakia


Youthfully Yours SK is a Non-governmental organization located in Eastern part of Slovakia.
What we would like to see in our region are Ambitious & Competent young people eager to benefit their community.
In order to achieve that, we feel determined to advance young people's competences, to empower a sense of initiative & social responsibility, and to promote Active citizenship, Social inclusion & Intercultural dialogue among young people from Eastern Slovakia.
At the local level, we focus on Youth Empowerment and the Youth's ability to participate actively in society.
We strongly believe in the value of Non-formal education and experiential learning. For these reasons, YY on regular basis organizes various seminars, educational and training activities, cooperates with local schools, educational centers, universities, and introduces innovative educational approaches to young people, youth leaders, and youth workers.
We increase young people's awareness about available learning, volunteering and work opportunities on the local, national or international level, empower them to apply for various educational programs, training courses, conferences, volunteering activities and internships. As a sending and an intermediary institution, we enable young people to use all of these opportunities, moreover provide them with appropriate mentoring, and assistance.
On the international level, we are part of numerous well-built partnerships and networks supported by different educational programmes and initiatives e.g. Erasmus+, International Visegrad fund, European Youth Foundation, European Solidarity Corps.

Slovakia

Mlynky 17

AHS project, "Sicily against hate speech" is a youth workers mobility project that will be held in
Ragusa from 12 to 25 Mary 2021 and will see the presence of 28 participants from 7 countries
European countries. The purpose of the project is to provide participants with tools and information on the
countering fake news, media manipulation and hate speech.
The project aims to curb the growth of nationalism and discrimination based on ethnicity and
and origin, combating communicative violence in the world of information. With the
SAHS project, the experience on free and independent information is made available in order to
give tools to recognize the manipulation of news and the myths that are thus generated
through fake news throughout Europe. The development of pseudo information has in fact facilitated the
return of myths and fake news about the most vulnerable minorities; such myths easily spread to the strata of the population that have
layers of the population that have more difficulty filtering news and retracing sources. Another
objective of the project is to understand the role that youth workers play in the field of information, and
improve the ability of young people to discern false news from true news and prevent it from triggering discrimination.
phenomena of discrimination. The project will focus primarily on the category of
refugees.
Participants will be guided through non-formal education methods (simulations, group reflection, theater activities).
group reflection, theatrical activities) to understand how manipulated news lead in a more or less direct way to more
less direct, to more or less direct forms of discrimination. The organizations in the partnership
agree on the worrying levels of discrimination and incitement to ethnic and racial hatred
today, due to the diminishing role of the media as the "watchdog" of political power. Therefore
NGOs have a need to develop innovative pedagogical methods in order to enable young people to
decipher the anxieties and problems of the society in which they are living. SAHS aims to give youth
workers, aspiring journalists, activists in defense of minorities, with the tools to identify
of fake news and the elaboration of a strategy to counter it. Our project is strongly
strongly linked to the objectives of Erasmus+. In particular, it shares with it the macro-objective of encouraging
young people to active participation, as reported by the European cooperation in the youth field
(2010-18).
We also share with it some more specific objectives, such as the participation of young people in the
We also share with it more specific objectives, such as the participation of young people in democratic dialogue through the healthy and timely use of the media within the EU.
In fact, young people who are more aware of their role and the responsible use of information sources can
be less vulnerable to manipulation for purposes other than informing European citizens correctly.
European citizens. Therefore, the project focuses on precise objectives, namely the development of specific
to spread awareness of the critical use of the media in order to counter the phenomenon of fake news
counteract the phenomenon of fake news; - support integration and counteract the conflict between
residents and migrants; - countering myths about religion and origin, promoting diversity as a richness
provide non-formal education methods to understand and filter the news that young people may learn from social media and
young people can learn from social media and traditional media; - foster a sense of belonging to the
to foster a sense of belonging to the European community and its institutions
to encourage the participation at all levels of aware and informed young people. The action that the partnership aims to implement, falls within the
general objectives of the Erasmus + Program: participation in social and civic life, inclusion, fight against
racism and stereotypes, improving social and relational skills of young people. SAHS
provides, therefore, that there is no vertical hierarchy between teacher and learner, but that
all participants can contribute equally to the definition of the phenomenon and the debate that
Call 2019, Round 3, KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals.
KA105 - Youth mobility
FormId KA105-F75EE170 Deadline (Brussels Time) 1 Oct 2019 12:00:00
EN 40 / 107
activities will inevitably produce. The role of the trainers will be to support, moderate and
present the project topics, enabling all participants to influence the expected outcome.
expected outcome.

The project is designed for youth workers, representatives of partner organizations that aim to
provide them with skills and competencies for future work with young people in the context of manipulation by the
by the media and increasing discrimination of minorities the impact you want to achieve with
"SAHS.
The project is designed to support partner organizations through the training of new
participants, who will be able to bring with them an innovative educational background within the
organizations and therefore countries:
IMPACT ON THE ORGANIZATIONS
- be able to attract other young people and together with them achieve a common goal; this will
impact not only on the partner organizations but also on the young people themselves, who will be able to
start to look differently at the organizations operating in the Erasmus plus program;
the participants will be able to better approach young people (also through the agreed follow-up activities) and include new volunteers.
agreed upon) and include new volunteers;
- Improve the organizational skills of participants and organizations, since SAHS
connects organizations from 7 countries, willing to educate youth and future journalists to recognize risks and
future journalists to recognize the risks and complexities of the media system, in propagating
discrimination and propaganda. For EVS accredited organizations, this represents an added value
added value: giving the opportunity to learn activities with a high intercultural content, will give the
possibility to use educational means to better understand the dynamics that can occur between volunteers, in order to
between volunteers, in order to allow young people, a path of EVS as productive, smooth and safe as possible.
possible.
- Strengthen forms of collaboration with other European organizations, which take the form of
building partnerships for future project ideas and in mutual support; once the organizations know how to
Once the organizations know how to manage the methodologies of this project, they will be able to invest more in
policies for the active participation of young people and the fight against extremism, both in terms of project activities in the
project activities in the framework of "Erasmus +", as well as in counter activities at the local level.
-Equipping group leaders and youth workers with competences and skills in the field of media analysis and media messages
and their messages. Through these skills and competencies, organizations and young people in their
With these skills and competencies, organizations and young people in their communities will be able to be more responsible in their communication via social media, avoiding manipulation and discrimination.
manipulation and discrimination.
- Improving the capacity of organizations in preventing religious and political radicalism,
developing practices to counter the phenomenon at the local level, improving their ability to make
"common front" with other organizations present at the local level.
IMPACT ON PARTICIPANTS and TARGET GROUP
- Increased knowledge of the other and therefore a better way of relating to members of other national groups involved.
national groups involved; the project aims to create the conditions for collaboration between the
organizations within the partnership and above all to provide the members of the organizations with tools to enable young people to appreciate the value of the project.
of tools to enable young people to appreciate the other's point of view and ultimately, to coexist peacefully despite having different ways of life.
peacefully despite having different ways of seeing the world;
- Stimulate in young people the feeling of tolerance and altruism, while opposing and rejecting the
discriminatory and xenophobic attitudes influenced by some media; the project provides an atmosphere that allows
an atmosphere that allows everyone to express themselves without fear of being discriminated against or criticized for their opinions.
criticized for their opinions. It also encourages more than one point of reflection on communication,
by making young people take responsibility for the messages they convey;
- they will improve their communication and organizational skills; the improvement will affect both the
Call 2019, Round 3, KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals.
KA105 - Youth mobility
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linguistic side (knowledge of English) and the side of communicative effectiveness (being able to communicate one's own point of view).
(being able to communicate one's point of view, emotions and needs).
- greater stimulus to their creativity and increased willingness to get involved, being able to
understand their own attitudes and limitations.
-being more active and inclined to influence society and defend it from hatred and discrimination,
thanks to sessions such as "Veil exercise", "Media Manipulations, Politics", "four quadrants and
Mechanism of Discrimination," "Letter to Those I Discriminated Against," "Facts and Myths," "Discrepancy between
Media and Reality," will be able to counter the phenomenon of radicalization and discourage
bad behavior influenced by bad examples; they will know how to promote and foster change,
encouraging a more mature, responsible and central role of young people in the process of fighitng disctimination.
The project want also to develop new tools and online methods for Youth workers. We expects to make youth workers understand that an online mobility is effective and it it an innovative way to developes new activities and training course.

Roles of the volunteers

20%

Planned the project

Managed the project

Eu program

Beeing in this project will be an opportunity to learn a new way to make youth work. Fighting discrimination is important mainly because it endanger our societies from the inside, I want to have the tools to fight back!- Italian volunteer

Anti-discrimination- Hate speech- Journalism- training course- Generazione Zero- online mobility- Articles- discrimination-Youth Pass- lerning- Youth working

Quality Standards of project with volunteers

I declare that my project meets all the quality requirements here listed

  • There are clear, planned outcomes for the local community based on identified needs.
  • Volunteers bring added value to the project and don’t replace paid staff.
  • Volunteers are recruited, trained and managed according to the quality volunteer management cycle.
  • The conditions of the opportunity are inline with the relevant legal framework in the country/ region concerned. Eg regarding insurance, expenses payments, agreements/contracts etc.
  • The volunteers are celebrated and thanked for their time and commitment.

YES

  • The organization providing the volunteer opportunity demonstrates an inclusive approach. Volunteers from all backgrounds and situations are welcome.

YES

  • There is the opportunity for the learning acquired through volunteering to be validated, if the volunteer desires it.

YES