INACH project: Remember and ACT!

Project summary:

Analysis of hate data collected by INACH members in Europe has shown that there are strong and documented links between current online hate phenomena and hate-slurs, prejudices and practices that have been propagated in the Third Reich. To transform these worrisome findings into effective warnings, especially since remembrance and knowledge on the Holocaust and its horrors are fading, the project Remember and ACT! (Re-ACT) will put a special focus on researching how “old” concepts of antisemitism and antigypsyism are being re-enacted by concerted hate campaigns and where they originated from.

Starting from there, Re-ACT will develop, collect and provide educational materials and tools for the prevention of racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance. These self- generated sets of information and collection of educational materials will lay the foundation for the envisaged establishment of an online prevention-hub. With the help of the members of the International Network Against Cyber Hate (INACH), and building upon its expertise and jointly used methodologies in the collection and analysis of hate phenomena, the consortium of Re-ACT will produce up to date findings on antigypsyism and antisemitism online and transform them into information kits and materials to facilitate an understanding on how such concepts are still being (and have been) used to incite hatred against Jews, Roma and other marginalized groups. After a thorough needs analysis with educators, youth and CSO workers and anti-discrimination trainers, a concept for the online prevention-hub will be developed and implemented. All products and findings will be accessible via the hub and promoted to the target audience via the established information channels of INACH and the projects’ collaboration partners ERGO, EUJS and CEJI to give the educational materials and tools a significant boost for their further use on a European level.