Hate speech and hate crime are prevalent in our everyday lives in Europe, creating a hostile and violent environment, in particular online. It is crucial under these circumstances to gain a sound understanding of the phenomena of hate crime and hate speech and of the current trends both online and offline.
The aim of the eMORE project is to contribute to developing, testing and transferring a knowledge model on online hate speech and offline hate crime in a number of EU Member States. This knowledge model will be based on comparative desk research, surveys, a mobile phone app aimed at collecting reports of hate speech and hate crime, and a ‘crawler’ exploring the web to search for expressions of hate online. The project further aims at disseminating the collected data and the knowledge model, through various initiatives of visibility, networking and capacity building, including pilot cases and trainings. MPG will be the lead partner in developing e-learning training courses on the phenomena of hate crime and hate speech, using the combined results of the other aspects of the project.
The project uses a definition of hate crime which covers ‘all forms of expression or action that constitute a criminal offence with a bias component based on race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability’, while hate speech is defined, for the purposes of the project, as ‘all forms of expression (with specific reference to written words and symbols) based on intolerance and hostility’ on the same grounds.
- RISSC – Research Centre on Security and Crime, Italy
- CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe, Belgium
- CLR – Centre for Legal Resources, Romania
- College for Public Administration and Administration for Justice – Police Department, Germany
- IDOS Research Centre, Italy
- Associação ILGA Portugal, Portugal
- LAND, Italy
- KISA – Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism, Cyprus
- North West Migrants Forum, United Kingdom
- PI – Peace Institute, Slovenia
- SOS Malta, Malta
The eMORE project has a specific website on which more information can be accessed directly.