LOVE&HATE III: Youth for Online Tolerance
Location: Sofi, Bulgaria
Period: 01/04/2017 – 30/06/2017
Deadline: 23 March 2017
The activities are split into two: in April the volunteers will work in the main office of the organization in close proximity to the city centre of Sofia. Their tasks will be to support the preparation and planning of a 10-day tour across Bulgaria in which IOA organizes street actions against hate speech. During the second part, the so-called campaign, in May and/or June 2017 volunteers will be asked to join the IOA staff in its field trips across the country for delivering presentations in small town and village schools as well as for performing in street actions and outdoor activities. Other tasks of the volunteers will include outdoor activities, street actions and festivals across the country promoting the No Hate Speech Movement and IOA’s mission.
All participants will be accommodated in shared flats in Sofia. They will receive pocket money and food allowance to the equivalent of 180 Euro per month.
Infinite Opportunities Association (IOA) is part of the international campaign of the Council of Europe “Young People Combating hate speech on-line” aka No Hate Speech Movement which began in 2013 with a series of national and international events for capacity building of project managers, youth organizations and online activists. Our Association has delivered a nation-wide youth training with the focus on similarities and differences of freedom of speech and hate speech, we have held a photo exhibition at Sofia airport and run a website called Tolr@nce Platform with info, articles and links on antidiscrimination, combating hate speech and promotion of diversity – www.ontolerance.eu, http://infopass.eu.
The volunteers will be divided into three main project areas:
– Researching and contacting schools and universities across Bulgaria for planning and organizing street actions in May and June 2017 as part of the No Hate Speech Campaign;
– Creation of lipdub videos, mems, badges, street art etc for the outdoor activities;
– Delivering sessions and workshops for Bulgarian children and young people on online tolerance.
Interested applicants are invited to send a CV and motivation letter in order to be considered for a subsequent Skype interview. IOA is equal employer and does not judge applicants against their gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religious belief. We are looking for proactive young people with a stand against discrimination, racism and xenophobia who are willing to contribute to our efforts of raising awareness among Bulgarian youth against online hate speech.