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The Municipality of Uri (MU), with the support of MVNGO, developed a practical seminar “Humour and Hate Speech. Can you tell the difference?” as well as a training course “The Language of Satire: Potentialities and Misuse. Rules of Engagement for an Inclusive Communication” in the context of the project ” Are Youth Kidding? “.
MU involved 36 youth workers/leaders in two interrelated and interconnected events with the twofold purpose of engaging:
Youth leaders interested in the issues addressed and in their implications on promotion of tolerance, social inclusion and cultural dialogue.
Youth workers involved in communication and dissemination sharing the concern for balancing attention to innovative strategies and instruments of communication (i.e. satire on social networks) with requirements of non discriminatory and responsible communication.
The practical seminar “Humor and hate speech. Can you tell the difference?” involved youths aged 18-35, preferably interested in the themes of satire and/or communication.
The goals we set for the seminar can be summarized as follows:
– To empower youth leaders with tools to master satire as a method for transmitting values and ideas.
– To sensitize youth leaders on the themes of non discriminatory speech and inclusive communication.
– To stage the ground for an encounter between different cultural sensibilities on the issue with youths as the central actors of exchange and mediation.
– To elicit a dynamic of dissemination within national organizations reaching out to youth operators on the field thereby strengthening organizational sensibility on the issue as well as organizational capacities.
The training course “The Language of Satire: Potentialities and Misuse. Rules of Engagement for an Inclusive Communication” concerned youth workers aged 18+ involved in the fields of communication and dissemination.