Monitoring and Reporting on line speech and off line hate crime.
Project duration: 2016 > 2018
Partners: Land (It), IDOS Research Centre (It), KISA – Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism (Cy), MPG – Migration Policy Group (Be), CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe (Be), North West Migrants Forum (Ie), PI – Peace Institute (Sl), Ilga Portugal (Pt), SOS Malta (Mt), College for Public Administration and Administration for Justice -Police Department (De), CLR – Centre for Legal Resources (Ro)
Project Co-funded by the RIGHTS, EQUALITY AND CITIZENSHIP PROGRAMME (2014-2020) of the European Union
Online and offline hate propaganda, violence, hostility and intimidation directed towards people because of their identity/perceived difference are a serious growing threat in Europe, furthermore they have strong interdependencies with other relevant criminal phenomena (e.g. trafficking/illegal immigration, terrorism). At present, the initiatives to prevent and eradicate online/offline hate related conducts are strongly affected by the existing fragmentary knowledge, which, in turn, is limited by the fact that most crimes still remain unreported, not to mention the complexity of the Internet.
Accordingly, the eMORE Project addresses the need to support the development/improvement of efficient monitoring and reporting mechanisms for online hate speech and hate crime and, in particular, the need to foster the integration between monitoring and reporting tools into a joint innovative knowledge model. The overall Project objective is to contribute to developing, testing and transferring a knowledge model on online hate speech and offline hate crime, based on a circular and advanced joint monitoring-reporting system, to gain a sound understanding of the phenomena/trends over the Internet and offline, to allow comparative analysis at national/EU level, and to support the harmonised combating against hate-motivated offences at EU/national level.
The model is structured upon four main elements:
- In-depth/up-to-date knowledge.
- Multidisciplinary/innovative technological approach.
- Cooperation among relevant public/private stakeholders
- Visibility and engagement of victims/witnesses and citizens
The Project is transnational and focuses on a broad definition of hate crime, which includes gender hostility, and hate offences motivated by race, religion, sexual orientation and disability. Immigration will be addressed as a cross-cutting issue.