In November and December 2023, as part of the EU CERV project “Butterfly Effect,” a series of educational activities took place across four schools. Drawing in a diverse group of over 170 students aged between 14 and 19, these activities were specifically designed to address the urgent issue of hate speech. The goal was to foster a collective commitment among the students and cultivate their role as catalysts for change by equipping them with practical tools to tackle hate speech and the societal challenges it poses.
The sessions delved into various forms of hate speech, revealing its interrelated nature and exploring its impact. Beyond mere information sharing, the aim was to mold a generation equipped with both the skills and mindset to navigate and alleviate the repercussions of hate speech. For this reason, the activities included practical exercises, seeking to empower students not only with knowledge but also with the ability to actively counter and mitigate the effects of hate speech, contributing to the development of a more inclusive and tolerant society.