Area: Anti-discrimination, combating of racism and xenophobia
Organization name: Amnesty International Slovensko
Amount: 4 793,40 €
Current situation in Europe: Anti-Roma marches, inclusion of anti-system parties into politics, and the attacks of extremists in the democratic countries. Europe has changed in past few years, is stained with racist and hate speech and has become a birthplace of nationalist trends. Youth, who may govern the public life in the future, sees the changes in the society, however no discussion is being lead about the impact of these changes and its dangerous parallels with the past. The regular film screening accompanied by discussion will show the real stories about discrimination, extremism and human rights violation and the young people will have a space for discussion, to express their attitudes about current issues. We will bring the critical thinking to schools and youth communities, make them understand the roots of hate speech and strengthen their knowledge about human rights.