Write for human rights

We invite you to attend the upcoming workshop Youth Bloggers Workshop for No Hate Speech, to be held in March in Romania. The aim of the workshop is to increase awareness on this theme among young bloggers. The context of No Hate Speech in Europe and Romania will be presented and we will debate its consequences for different target groups.  The interactive, exploratory and experimental sessions of the workshop are designed to bring participants closer to various perspectives of the theme. We expect that the workshop will bring together approximately 20 enthusiastic youth bloggers, from Romania and several European countries. They will explore together the hate speech phenomenon and investigate methods of combating it.  


The following informations are available only for foreign participants. Please note that the details for Romanian participants can be found here.


When and where?

26 – 28 March, Romania (venue to be confirmed)

We will welcome you  in Bucharest (the capital of Romania) and then travel together by bus, to a mountain resort. In this location, (NO) Hate Speech theme will be explored by indoor and outdoor means, during two and a half days.


Who can apply?

Bloggers from all the donor and beneficiary countries of the EEA grants programme, interested in pleading human rights and hate speech issues (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Malta, Greece, Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal). Applicants should:

  • be up to 35 years old
  • do active blogging (whether on their own blog or by posting actively on others),
  • and have posted at least two articles related to human rights issues in last 6 months.

 Involvement in NGOs activities at local level is also welcomed.

Please note that the workshop will be interactive and requires a good command of the English language, for all selected participants.  


How to apply

In order to apply for participation, please fill the following form by 8th of March.
It is important to provide further details about your motivation to participate at the workshop and how do you think you can get involved in fighting hate speech.
We anticipate that selected applicants will be informed upon the results of the application process until 11 of March, 2015. Only selected applicants will be contacted.  



Participation costs

Accomodation costs - Participants are accommodated in a 3-stars hotel in Bucharest and 4-stars hotel at the venue of the conference.

As a general rule, organisers will cover the costs for accommodation in single rooms for the following nights:

  • arrival day: 25th of March (Wednesday) – in Bucharest
  • workshop days 26th – 28th of March (from Thursday to Saturday) – at the venue of the workshop
  • departure day: 28th of March (Saturday) – in Bucharest

Organisers will not provide any accommodation for additional stay in Bucharest.

Meals  - All meals during the period spent in Romania will be provided by the organisers, either at the workshop venue or in Bucharest. Dinner on 25 th and 28 th evenings are also provided at the hotel.

Travel costs - The organisers will buy the tickets or reimburse the costs for transportation, to and from Bucharest. Participants who want to organise their transport individually\ should take into account that the total cost cannot exceed 500 EUR. Boarding passes will be required in original. For the reimbursement of costs for transportation from the arrival venue in Bucharest to the hotel, the original tickets will be required.

Information on reimbursements should be requested from the organisers when arriving in Bucharest. 

The workshop is organised by Civil Society Development Foundation, from Bucharest, Romania, and it is funded by EEA grants 2009 - 2014, within NGO Fund.

For further details about the participation, please contact: Vera Ularu, communication cordinator CSDF, 0040.753.220.110, vera.ularu (at) fdsc.ro