Info Day on “#Hate Out!: Building social resilience against online hate” by DAISSy-HOU, within the LEAD-Online project and the ALL DIGITAL Weeks 2024

The DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) and the Interregional Internet Security Network of Greece invites to the info day on “#Hate Out!: Building social resilience against online hate”.

The info day is held online, on Thrursday, 30th May 2024 at 17.00 (CET) and is addressed to teachers, representatives of the civil society, journalists, social media activists and any individual or organisation that wishes and is capable of activating in preventing and combating hate speech online.

The core objective of the event is the utilization of the results of the LEAD-Online: Learn, Engage, Act: Digital Tools to Prevent and Counter Hate Speech Online European project, which was implemented by DAISSy-HOU as the Greek partner, so that to be used as a basis for a strategy to tackle hate speech online. Therefore, it focuses on presenting the innovative digital tools i.e. Hate Out! Game and Hate Speech Self-Assessment Tool, which have been developed under the responsibility of DAISSy-HOU within the framework of the LEAD-Online project. They cope with raising awareness in relation to the level of conscious or unconscious use of hate speech online as well as with the education regarding the ways of reporting it, countering it and supporting victims.


In parallel, the event is linked to the ALL DIGITAL Weeks 2024 campaign, which aims to promote digital skills for inclusion, empowerment and employment across Europe. Specifically, the campaign runs from 13 May to 31 May 2024 and is organized by the ALL DIGITAL network. DAISSy-HOU is a member of the AD network and the National Coordinator of the ALL DIGITAL Weeks 2024 campaign, supporting this initiative, encouraging the participation of other stakeholders and enhancing the promotion and dissemination of relevant good practices in Greece, achieving multiplier effects.

More precisely about the info day:

  • Participation is free of charge and open to all
  • Pre-registration is not needed
  • It is held online through the Zoom electronic platform, by using the following link.
  • Read the agenda here.

It is noteworthy, that the LEAD-Online project emphasizes on the need to strengthen the critical thinking and the digital skills of young people that seem to be causally related to the low level of reporting and the “normalization” of Hate Speech online. Specifically, the project managed to empower young people, educators, civil society representatives, media and social media activists to become active agents of change.

The  LEAD-Online is a two-year project, co-funded by the CERV European program and implemented by a consortium of seven (7) partners representing seven (7) European countries (Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Austria, Cyprus, Romania, Croatia), with the DAISSy Research Group of the HOU, being the Greek partner.

For more information on the LEAD-Online project, and other activities of DAISSy:

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