The second module of the second cycle of the seminar within the project Youth for Inclusion, Equality, and Trust (Youth 4 Inclusion, Equality & Trust) took place from December 8th to 10th, 2023, in Vrnjačka Banja. During interactive workshops and lectures, participants explored strategies and methods to counter hate speech.
They discussed the role of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality in the fight against hate speech with Relja Pantić from the Office of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality.
Maja Sedlarević and Smiljana Milinkov held interactive workshops where young participants had the opportunity to reflect on identities, examples of hate speech in the media, and gender-sensitive language and its importance.
At the end of the second day, an “evening with alumni” was held, allowing participants to have an open discussion with alumni of the BFPE Foundation, Haris Imamović and Jovana Raćić.
At the end of this cycle, they worked on the development and definition of their initiatives and ideas with the Executive Director of the Foundation BFPE, Svetlana Stefanović.
These educational seminars aim to empower young people to actively engage in a dialogue about the common future in the region, support inclusion and gender equality, and build mutual trust in an environment free from discrimination and hatred.
The project Youth for Inclusion, Equality, and Trust (Youth 4 Inclusion, Equality and Trust) is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Serbia in collaboration with UNFPA, UNESCO, and UN Women, with financial support from the United Nations Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund.