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Belarusian State University, Council of Europe, The Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk announce STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION “COMBATING HATE SPEECH: MAKING THE INTERNET A BETTER PLACE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS”

 

Competition objective: to raise awareness and improve understanding of the principles of human rights respect and protection that underlies functioning of the Council of Europe among Belarusian students. The Competition is a follow-up to the series of creativity competitions, organized by the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk in 2013-2015.

 

The competition is held in order to involve students in the fight against racism and discrimination in all areas of daily life, including Enternet, as well as so as to disseminate the information about No Hate Speech Movement organized by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe and supported in the states members of the Organisation and outside of it. Belarus takes an active part in the campaigns carried out within combating hate speech. (Belarus takes an active part in the events conducted within the campaign)

 It is possible to find out more about No Hate Speech Movement, its objectives, campaigns and projects here.

 

 Competition dates: May 25 – September 11, 2016. The winners will be determined on the 22nd of September, 2016.
 Participants: students of higher educational establishments of the Republic of Belarus from both full-time and part-time courses.
 Competition topics: Combating Hate Speech: let’s create the world without fear for everyone.

 Types of creative work: essays, articles, videos, posters, pictures.

 The materials can be submitted in Belarusian, Russian, English or French.

 

 Contestants should submit their works in electronic form by 11 September 2016 to the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk via e-mail: coeinfopoint@gmail.com. Automatic confirmation on delivery will be sent to the participants.

 In case of technical problems with sending the competition materials, please report to: coe_ip@bsu.by or by phone: +375 17 259-70-76. For further information, contact the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk, Belarus (Minsk, 9 Kalvariyskaya str.,office 202).

 

 Competition files are to be submitted with the information about the participant(s):surname, name and father-name; year of birth; place of study; mobile number; e-mail.

 

Both the works done individually or by team of authors are accepted. In case a team of authors takes the prize, only one of them will be able to take part in the trip. This decision will be referred to the consideration of the authors.

 

 The Competition jury will enroll the representatives of the Council of Europe, Youth Department of the Council of Europe, Belarusian State University and national coordinator of “No Hate Speech Movement” in the Republic of Belarus.

 

 Relevance of the work to the contest theme, creativity and quality of the provided material are among the selection criteria. The uniqueness of the work is to be observed that will be checked for plagiarism.

 

 Participants taking three first places will be invited to the World Forum for Democracy, held in Strasbourg (France) in November, 2016. The Competition organizers cover the travel, visa, and per diem expenses during staying in Strasbourg. The winners will be also awarded diplomas of the Council of Europe and Belarusian State University.

 

 The Competition arrangements will be further published on the websites of the Council of Europe Information Point and the BSU, in social networks "VKontakte» and Facebook, and in the press.

 

 The winners of the Competition will be announced at the end of September, 2016.
 
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