Collaborative workshops with HITs & SBs, by «The Smile of the Child» in the framework of implementation of #HITproject
Collaborative workshops with HITs & SBs ,opinion formers for the production of materials for the Creative Raising Awareness Campaign counteracting on hate speech and behaviors towards migrants and minorities by «The Smile of the Child» in the framework of implementation of #HITproject
«The Smile of the Child» organized (5) five Collaborative workshops , 5 hours each one , on 15/2 & 16/2 , 22/2 , 23/2 and on 29/2/2020 from 10.00 am to 15.00 pm , which were held at Marousi in spaces of YOUSMILE, with the participation of youngs of Hate Interrupters Teams (ΗΙΤs) and of representatives of stakeholders and opinion formers , in the framework of implementation of the European project "Hate Interrupter Teams: Youth Counteracting Hate speech towards Migrants and Minorities through Participatory and Creative Campaigning", co-funded by the Rights,Equality and Citizenship programme of the European Union.
Workshops’ aim was the production of materials to be used in the Creative Raising Awareness Campaign counteracting on hate speech and behaviors towards migrants and minorities. Deliverables of workshops are consisted of 5 digital media based products aiming at their dissemination in different media channels such as television, press, billboards, radio and social media pages.
Members of the scientific personnel of “The Smile of the Child” , the youngs of Hate Interrupters Teams (HITs) and representatives of UNHCR , Directorate of Primary Education of Athens, as well as representatives from theatre sector , radio and journalism sector, communication & public relations sector , attended the Collaborative workshops.
Collaborative workshops’ activities focused on the production of the 5 digital media based products : 1 billboard, 1 radio spot, 1 TV spot, 1 web video & 1 press advertisement with common goal to spread the message on counteracting hate speech and behaviors towards migrants and minorities.
During the implementation of workshops, the following topics were developed:
- Introduction in definitions such as refugee, migrants. Presentation of the refugee crisis in Greece and Europe.
- The phenomenon of hate speech and HS behavior - reporting of incidents.
- How creativity can deal with hate speech and HS behaviors towards migrants?
- The importance of use of new technologies for the creation of material for the raising awareness campaign.
- The meaning of speech and image in advertising in social media such as television, radio, etc
- The definition of social marketing - strategies and tools which affect and change social behaviors.
- The role of TV, of radio and of social media pages aiming at the promotion of messages with social content and impact.
At the end, participants gained competences such as communication and digital competences , developed the sense of cultural awareness and expression and of freedom of speech and learned how to work collaboratively and in groups, as well as they were able to recognise the positive value of use of digital media for the launch of a Creative Raising Awareness Campaign on counteracting hate speech and behaviors towards migrants and minorities.
The project’s duration is 24 months and aims at developing a new model of European youth empowerment to tackle racism, xenophobia, discrimination and hate speech and behaviour towards migrants.
For more information about the project, please click here.
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. 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.