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European Youth Information and Counselling Agency
87, Route de Thionville L-2611 Luxembourg
Tel.: +352 24873992 - Fax: +352 26293215
Email: secretariat(at)eryica.org

Countering Hate Speech on World Refugee Day

Stand #Withrefugees, speak out against hate speech on 20 June, World Refugee Day.

On 19 May, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, composed of the representatives of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe, adopted the Action Plan on protecting refugee and migrant children (2017-2019). Among others, it aims to enhancing the integration of refugee children. Hate Speech targeting refugees and the narratives of intolerance and violence that it justifies, remain a barrier to integration. It also leads to fear at a time when these children and youth need acceptance and protection the most. The Youth Department contributes to the plan with policy guidelines on minors in transition to adulthood.

On the World Refugee Day many national campaigns and activists of the No Hate Speech Movement will take action for refugees. You can find several ideas on doing so yourself in the following blog post of the Movement: Counter Hate Speech targeting Refugees.

European Youth Information and Counselling Agency
87, Route de Thionville L-2611 Luxembourg
Tel.: +352 24873992 - Fax: +352 26293215
Email: secretariat(at)eryica.org