Slovakia is not one of the traditional final destinations for migrants. It is a culturally homogeneous country, which was not affected by the dramatic increase of migration during the twentieth century. Until recently, Slovakia was almost exclusively country of origin of the migrants, in other words a country whose residents used to migrate abroad for various reasons. Since there is lack of legislative support in Slovak Republic the hate speech and hate crime are quite common mainly in the online sphere. The number of reported cases is minimal and people working in the NGO sphere or working with minorities or otherness have to often face violent and aggressive behaviour towards them.
The overall aim of the training is to improve intercultural competences of youth workers for being capable to invent and implement youth work methods and tools on preventing and dealing with online and offline hate speech and hate crime among young people especially towards minorities, including Roma, refugees and migrants’ young people.