Ο1 EU Comparative Research on hate speech

The EU Comparative Research will firstly describe and analyse the different social contexts and legal frameworks in each country, secondly it will identify the relevant good practices and services used in order to address the issue. Young people and youth workers will be consulted in order to have a better understanding of causes, consequences, and dynamics of hate speech.

The IO1 will identify a common definition of ’hate speech’. Since there is no uniform definition of ’hate speech’ under international human rights law, rather, it is a broad concept which captures a wide range of expression. IO1 will advance a shared definition and will identify different forms of ‘hate speech’ according to their severity, guided by states’ international human rights law obligations.

IO1 will also identify positive measures that Partner governments and others can take to counter ‘hate speech’: guidance on what measures State and civil society can adopt to contribute to a community promoting freedom of expression and equality that addresses the principal sources of ‘hate speech’ while exploiting opportunities to counter it.

The structure of the IO1 will be discussed during the Kick-off-Meeting (Paris, FR, Month). P4, Asociación Mar Violeta–SP will lead this IO and will deliver templates, monitor the calendar, collect the relevant information from partners and finalise the output. P3, USB –GR will work on the layout of the IO.