S.A.F.E. – Strategies for the Achievement of Fairness and Empathy
Analysing and combating hate crimes’ phenomenon is the aim of S.A.F.E. – Strategies for the Achievement of Fairness and Empathy, an international exchange project that will take place in Palermo from 11th to 16th November 2019. Thirty young people aged between 18 and 25 years from France, Italy, Poland, Spain and Hungary will meet to reflect, through non-formal education activities, on the roots of hate crimes and the tools to recognize, prevent and be able to counter them.
Despite the need to get in touch with new and different cultures, society is unable to adapt quickly enough, often giving rise to episodes of violence. The hate crimes are considered as crimes caused by prejudice, aimed both at the person involved and the community to which it belongs. These actions include crimes generated by racial, religious and gender prejudice, towards sexual orientation, towards people with disabilities.
Objective of S.A.F.E. is to oppose in particular racial and religious discrimination, and therefore to combat extremism and hate crimes. Specifically, the activities promoted by S.A.F.E. aim to increase the awareness of the dangers of these phenomena in young participants, promote the construction of positive relationships between young people from different backgrounds, develop the skills and attitudes necessary to recognize and act correctly if facing hate crimes and finally stimulate the correct use of digital devices and social networks.
S.A.F.E. – Strategies for the Achievement of Fairness and Empathy is a project supported by the Erasmus+ program through the ANG – National Youth Agency and is carried out by the following organizations: Per Esempio Onlus (Italia, coordinator), Asociación Mundus (Spain), Ifjusagi Szolgaltatok Orszagos Szovetsege (Hungary), Hors Pistes (France), Fundacja Instytut Aktywizacji i Rozwoju Spolecznego (Poland).
In order to carry out S.A.F.E., in 2019 the leading organization – Per Esempio Onlus – has received public funds amounting to € 12.393,60.