Expert Consultation on Countering Hate Speech: Findings
Hate speech is a serious problem in Europe and has only been exacerbated by COVID-19. Tackling the problem effectively is complex and requires long-term engagement to stop the cycle of alienation. In this context, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) and the European Council for Religious Leaders/Religions for Peace Europe (ECRL/RfP Europe), with the support of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), organized this Consultation to explore the role of interreligious, intercultural and cross-sector collaboration in the prevention of hate speech. This report summarises the findings of the Consultation.