Gentle words against hate – Development of a non-formal educational programme against the online hate speech for young people and professionals

Project facts

Project promoter:
Hope for Children Hungary
Project Number:
Target groups
Children ,
Young adults
Initial project cost:
Final project cost:
From EEA Grants:
€ 68,039
The project is carried out in:


The project aims to contribute to the elimination of the online hate speech by the development of an effective, widely adoptable educational programme and to initiate cooperation between civil society and youth organizations and empower them to be able to take action jointly and achieve long-term results. The project is built on the partnership of civil society organizations which work with young people and the ones consisted of young people in order to reach these two target groups. Based on the international best practice we will develop, test and follow-up an educational programmes tailor-made to the needs of the target groups. By the assistance given to the organization of the local action plans we will support the adoption of the theory into practice. The project will be implemented by the two promoters with the involvement of civil society organizations and schools from the region, amongst other with the support of the No Hate Movement and the National Youth Council’s network.

Summary of project results

“Gentle Words Against Hate” was a project implemented by Hope for Children Hungary and the Subjective Values Foundation. It responded to the crucial issue of current young generations who are digital natives, but cannot attain the responsibility or knowledge necessary from their parents/teachers. It raised awareness of hate speech, legitimised and popularised the fight against it, and decreased its level of acceptance. Through the human rights trainings covering the country, the two dozen local projects which received support from HFCH, as well as the heavy presence on social media, the programme trained around 70 people and reached tens of thousands indirectly, successfully multiplying the project and empowering them to act locally and organise themselves better. Participating NGOs and beneficiaries also built successful relationships. Since the EYCB offered to keep financing trainings, and the partners are intent on continuing the project, the results are more than sustainable.

Summary of bilateral results