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Training Course: House of Heroes – using counter & alternative narratives against hate speech

Dates: 9-18 December 2019

Venue: Belgium – FR

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Czech Republic, Finland, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th November 2019

House of Heroes is a multiple-phase project aiming to equip youth workers with the necessary skills to become an advocate and campaigner for human rights using the counter and alternative narratives

General Description

Counter and alternative narratives (CANs) combat hate speech by discrediting and deconstructing the narratives on which they are based. They propose (alternative) narratives based on human rights and democratic values, such as openness, respect for difference, freedom and equality.

We will gather youth workers, human rights educators and activists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Moldova, North Macedonia, Norway, Spain, Ukraine, France and Belgium to help them learn about developing and implementing the counter narratives with young people at their organisations.

With this project, we want to address the issue of the Civil Society falling short in delivering the messages to those who are “over the fence” – people not habitually interested in the topics of human rights and democracy.

Objectives of the project:

  • To mainstream the principles of human rights education and education for democratic citizenship (EDC/HRE Charter) in youth work;
  • To make a situational analysis of hate speech threads and patterns in Europe and local realities and explore how young people are affected;
  • To equip the participants with educational tools to tackle hate speech, discrimination and hostility and involve young people in human rights campaign;

  • To support youth workers and human rights educators with methods and techniques on how to use “We CAN” manual in order to make it more accessible to use in youth work;
  • To develop CANs both online and offline
  • To create follow-up projects and strategies in-line with EDC/HRE Charter contributing the similar aim.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All the costs related to lodging and catering will be covered by the organising team

Travel reimbursement

The travel-related costs will be reimbursed after the project

Participation fee

There is a 20 EUR fee




DROA Community – Youth NGO

Phone: +32483704074

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack House of Heroes.pdf

Send also your resume / CV, at: info@droa.community

Contact for questions:

David Mgeladzé

E-Mail: info@droa.community