Youth counteracting hate speech towards migrants and minorities through participatory and creative campaigning

The #HITproject ( will develop Hate Interrupter Teams with creative young people and build awareness about digital hate crime and provide strategies to combat it.  It targets young people from 14 to 19 years old, who will be key actors to counteract hate speech and behavior towards migrants (HSBM) in their communities, at school or among their peers.

The project will develop a new model of European youth empowerment to tackle racism, xenophobia, and discrimination aimed at migrants.  The young members of the Hate Interrupter Teams will be trained through participatory and inclusive arts-based practices, facilitated by young mentors, workers, and practitioners.

The project started on the 1st October 2018, its duration is 24 months and it brings together nine European partners from different countries: HFC Hope For Children CRC Policy Center (Cyprus – Leading Partner), Rinova Limited (UK), Collage Arts (UK), Associazione Culturale Mulab (Italy), CEPS Projectes Socials (Barcelona), “The Smile of the Child” (Greece),   Frederick University (Cyprus), Metropolisnet-European Metropolis Employment Network Ewiv (Germany) and Gender Alternatives Foundation (Bulgaria).

Disclaimer: The HIT project (REC-RRAC-RACI-AG-2017-807861) has been co-financed with the support of the European Commission’s DG Justice and Consumers: Rights Equality and Citizenship Programme. Its contents and materials are the sole responsibility of its authors. The Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.