E1 – Presentation of the national and European reports and the Intercultural Competence Assessment Tool to relevant stakeholders
In Cyprus, the Multiplier Event for the first two intellectual outputs of the project successfully took part in Nicosia, on Friday, 6 December 2019. The number of participants exceeded the required number, while the range of the audience was in accordance with the project’s requirements, including local and migrant students from Cyprus’ public and private universities, academics from these universities, as well as other relevant stakeholders. After welcoming the attendees and before presenting anything on the project, the coordinator asked from them to access the Intercultural Competence Assessment Online Tool developed by the project as its second deliverable through their mobile phones and assess themselves on their intercultural skills. Consequently, the attendees were introduced to the project, its objectives, and its ongoing and upcoming activities, with focus on the deliverables that were about to be presented. First, it was explained to them how the tool that they had just used was developed and then, they reviewed along with the coordinator the results of the first deliverable of the project, the Consolidated European Report on Common Forms of Hate Speech Online (Social Media) and Offline (Face to Face), with the use of relevant graphs facilitating the results’ representation. Upon completion of the presentation, the attendees had the chance to ask questions on the project and then, to get to know each other and exchange views in a friendly environment.
E2 – Presentation of the national and European reports and the Intercultural Competence Assessment Tool to relevant stakeholders
The event took place during an event organized by the Erasmus Students Network (ESN) and lasted for approximately two hours and thirty minutes (2.30). The agenda of the event included:
- Introduction to the project: key features, objectives and achieved/expected results;
- In depth analysis of IO1 – European report on Hate Speech- and its main results;
- Presentation (of the paper format) and description of IO2 -intercultural competences assessment tool. Both the tool’s conceptualization and contents were addressed and explained to evidence its Importance in the future implementation of the project;
- Group activity: “the Tree of Hate Speech”. Youngsters were divided in small groups and participated in one of the activity created in the framework of IO3. The latter aimed at triggering a moment of debate on, as well as at raising awareness on the root causes and the potential consequences of the most common forms of hate messages.
E3 – Presentation of the national and European reports and the Intercultural Competence Assessment Tool to relevant stakeholders
More than 25, local and migrant, students, researchers and academic staff of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) participated in the two-hour informative, Multiplier Event held by the AUTH partner at the premises of the Faculty of Economic & Political Sciences, on Wednesday, 18th December 2019, in the framework of MATE E+ project. AUTH participates in the project consortium, represented by the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and in particular, by the Media Informatica Laboratory (MIL-AUTH), which organized the event, with the aim to aware the invited participants of the MATE research program, the activities that have been carried out within its context and those to be implemented in the near future. The MIL-AUTH presented the main objectives of MATE, which is the fight against Hate Speech phenomena among students (local and foreign, studying in Europe) and highlighted the so-far research outcomes, presenting the National and European Report on Hate Speech, as well as the under-development Intercultural Assessment Online, which is expected to be one of the most powerful benchmarks of the MATE project. Participants welcomed the MATE project providing their positive feedback, exchanging views and experiences, while also they asked for similar future actions and exploitation of the Assessment tool.
E4 – Presentation of the national and European reports and the Intercultural Competence Assessment Tool to relevant stakeholders
Swedish Multiplier event was attended by 8 people, consisting of university students and representatives of stakeholders. The event took place in Folkuniversitetet premises on 5.12.2019. The data from both national and European research report on online and offline hate speech was presented to the participants. The online assessment tool was also demonstrated. The participants were interested in the topic and expressed desire to further participate in the project activities. The constructive feedback regarding the project outputs was as well provided.
E5 – Presentation of the national and European reports and the Intercultural Competence Assessment Tool to relevant stakeholders
During the 3-hour MATE event on 12 December 2019 at the FH JOANNEUM in Graz the participants gained an insight into the first results of our European Hate Speech Report and the developed Intercultural Assessment Online Tool designed to test intercultural competences. We shared these results not only with native students & students with migrant background, but also with prominent and relevant local stakeholders of Styria, who deal with the issues of migration, discrimination, intercultural exchange & communication in their professional environment and daily work: among others with representatives of the Styrian provincial government, charitable institutions and non-profit associations.
E6 – Presentation of the national and European reports and the Intercultural Competence Assessment Tool to relevant stakeholders
Seventeen (17) people from different backgrounds and fields of studies attended the 17th of December 2019 to MATE’s Multiplier Event organised by the OGPI at the University of Alicante. There were students, teachers and experts on Sociology, Social Work, Arabic Studies, English and Translation and Interpretation. There were also local and regional civil servants as well as the General Director of Relationships with the EU and the State at the Autonomous Community Government. The event started with the presentation of the project and then the European Report. Many questions were raised during and after the presentation. Participants showed interest in being kept informed about the progress of the project and asked to be included in future events and collaboration opportunities.
E7 – Final Conference
Date: to be confirmed