The Good practice report is a compilation of summaries of reports from all partner countries of the #HITproject that has strategies for youth empowerment to counter hate speech.

Target groups: Stakeholders including authorities, civil society organizations, National Human Rights Contact Points of the Movement Against Hate Speech, media professionals, educators.

The #HITproject promotes “Hate Interrupter Teams”: Young people countering hate speech towards migrants and minorities through a participatory and creative campaign (“HIT”). It is a 24-month project, co-financed by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship program of the European Commission. The project focuses on the development of a new model of empowering young Europeans to tackle racism, xenophobia and discrimination against migrants. The #HITproject groups of young people between 14 and 19 years of age, have the help of mentors and experienced professionals who guide their process towards the achievement of the objective. The #HITproject deals with the creation of new networks and spaces for dialogue and exchange, awareness-raising activities and campaigns, exchange of good practices, offering a new model of capacity-building that is highly transferable throughout Europe and at national level so that both authorities and professionals can reproduce and adapt it.

This report has been produced by the #HITproject partners – Hate Breaker Teams: Youth Countering Hate Speech Towards Migrants and Minorities Through Participatory and Creative Campaigns and edited by “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center.

The #HITproject (REC-RRAC-RACI-AG-2017-807861) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication is the sole responsibility of its author. The Commission is not responsible for the use that may be made of the information disclosed here.