In the framework of the European Programme “HIT: Hate Interrupter Teams: Youth counteracting hate speech towards migrants and minorities through participatory and creative campaign” (REC-RRAC-RACI-AG-2017 - 807861), “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center (HFC), as the coordinator of the project – is launching the HIT Awareness Raising Campaign for the week 19-25 October 2020.
“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center (HFC) together with EU partners – Frederick University (CY), The Smile of the Child (GR), Rinova Ltd (UK), Collage Arts (UK), ASSOCIACIO PERA LA CREACIÓ I ESTUDIS DE PROJECTES SOCIALS (C.E.P.S.) (SP), ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE MULAB (IT), Gender Alternatives Foundation (BUL), Metropolis Net (GER), focus on developing through the HIT project a new model of European youth empowerment in order to tackle racism, xenophobia and discrimination aimed at migrants.
HIT addresses the development of new networks and spaces for dialogue and exchange, awareness raising activities and campaigns as well as the exchange of good practices, to people aged 14-19 years old with the help of experienced mentors and professionals. With this way, they are offering a new capacity building model that is highly transferable across Europe, and at national level for both authorities and practitioners alike to replicate and adapt. The project is co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme of the European Commission.
The HIT campaign celebrates diversity and calls for action against hate speech and behaviour. During the raising awareness week 19-25 October, Hope For Children will be posting on its social media accounts, the activities that took place and the products that have been created during the HIT journey from the young participants. Celebrity figures of our island have expressed their support towards the HIT project by creating short videos and by getting involved during the week to the ongoing efforts to neutralize any form of hate speech. In an endeavour to actively engage more people in this great cause, HFC will be posting a Tik-tok video that will give social media users the opportunity to actively participate in the campaign by encouraging them to do it, tag us and share!
As a continuation of the HIT project, the upcoming series of events include the intercultural dialogue meeting and the final European Conference, bringing together young people and stakeholders from 7 EU countries and open to the public. Due to the newly introduced governments’ measures across Europe against the second wave of COVID-19 the partners are unable to hold face-to-face gatherings both events will be held online with exact dates and time to be announced soon.
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For more information on the HIT Program, visit the project website www.hitproject.eu and the “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center website www.uncrcpc.org.cy.