ICT Tools
against Hate Speech

Project partners are going to develop a Web App in English, Italian, Greek
and Spanish.
The #HateTrackers application and the complementary educational material will provide information, training and support to better understand the phenomenon of hate speech, be trained to detect it and act against it and to act in the event of being victims or witnesses of a situation of violation of Human Rights in this field.

The #HateTrackers app will also contribute to the specific goals:

Directly, providing young people, initially in the project countries and the at EU level, with useful tools that can help them dealing with on-line hate speech/bystanders/even as victims and become a more active and engaged citizens.

Indirectly, through didactic and instructional guide, with activities aimed to enforce the contents of #HateTrackers application in schools and other educational institutions.

The Web App will also provide psychological first aid to activists and victims to defend themselves from hate speech related traumas.

Each partner will set up working hours for online psychological first aid referring to their national network.


#HateTrackers, besides its actions aimed at raising awareness on the complex issue of hate, presents an innovative approach to counteract this phenomenon that is the creation of Semiological Guerrilla Units (SGUs), groups of people with deep knowledge and strict connections to a given territory/neighbourhood/small city, who have been victim of hate speech and activists who will be trained to counteract actively to hate speech episodes both the in online and in the offline world.
SGU’s are the realization of an Umberto Eco’s (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umberto_Eco) idea of the early ‘70s, that is the possibility to create group of citizens who could, in each neighbourhood of the Italian cities, deconstruct the propaganda propelled by the television. Within this context, SGUs aim at alphabetize local communities about the messages and meta-messages propelled by the media in general, and social media in particular.
In each project country 1 SGU will be created with young people aged 14-25.

Such activity is going to be implemented in different steps:


Training of trainers (ToT)
in Torino – October 2023

such training aims to share the knowledge about the community-based approach SGU methodology among the partner and the first 5 SGUs members selected by the project organisations.


Completion of the SGUs

20 youth per partner country (between 14-25 years old and coming from various gender, sexual identity, ethnic, national and migrant background). The purpose of this unit is to ensure active participation and empowerment of youth in taking action for an issue (in this case the issue of hate speech) impacting their lives.


National replication of the training

each project partner will have then to replicate the training, as in Torino, in their national context to trigger a cascade effect among young people interested in join a SGU.


Empowering local communities

Each SGU will become the main point of the hate speech referral system for local organisations, schools and communities to tackle and answer hate speech episodes. The referral system will be publicized in an EU level conference, as well. All the partner organisations will be involved coordinated by CIFA.

To know more about your local SGU, go check the PARTNERSHIP page and contact any of the project’s organization.