The project “We can for Human Rights Speech” supports civil society to more effectively combating
hate speech by developing user-friendly tools, building capacities, and consolidating cooperation at
the European level. It was implemented by a Consortium led by the Council of Europe including four European NGOs, and two of them are INACH members: ActiveWatch and CEJI.
The event will cover latest developments in the field of combating hate speech via research, policy,
awareness-raising and education, with a strong focus on the role and potential of human rights-based
narratives in advancing equality, human rights and democratic values.
Special attention will be given to how responses to hate speech evolved and adapted in the context
of the Covid pandemic, as well as to issues related to adoption of new European standards and
guidelines, enhancing inter-sectorial and multidisciplinary cooperation, use of human rights narratives
to counter hate speech, victim support, role of media literacy, research and monitoring of hate speech
to ensure a comprehensive response to hate speech, and promote human rights speech online. of