Since spring 2020 our so-called “Multiplier Events” take place in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Greece, and Spain. During these events, the developed training material is presented and interested persons get an opportunity to test and evaluate it.
Spain: January 26th, 2021, online event 18 – 20 h
Overview of the agenda: the Spanish project leader Professor Teresa Vera Balanza from the University of Málaga will explain the AAA project to the participants. Dra. Ruth de Frutos (University of Málaga) will present the AAA training materials that have been developed during the last two years. The event will be joined by a lawyer specialised in hate speech against LGBTI+ people and a journalist who works on migration and refugee issues and who is the co-founder of a feminist medium in Spain.
Amnesty International and the International Federation of Journalists in Latin America will support the event. Representatives from NGOs and other actors of civil society will be invited to the event but also journalists, Master and degree students of the Univerisity of Málaga. Please register here for joining the event.
Planning of next events:
The next events are scheduled in January 2021 in The Netherlands (January 14th, see announcement below) and Slovenia. Most probably they will be offered as online events. Please check again!
Announcement of the Dutch Event
The Netherlands: December 7th and 17th, 2020
The event targeted teachers, students, and the Dutch “AAA-network”. More information coming soon.
Slovakia: October 20th, 2020
On October 20th, 2020, an online Multiplier Event was held for the Arguments Against Aggression project, organized by the Slovakian non-profit organization for qualification and education QUALED.
The workshop, entitled “Arguments Against Aggression” was mainly dedicated to teachers and students from the Žilina University departments of Mediamatics and Cultural Heritage, Social Pedagogy, Multimedia and Information, and Communication Technologies, with representatives from the media taking part, too. The event organizer, QUALED, was represented by the host Alenka Valjašková. Among other things, the workshop provided not only theoretical knowledge but also examples from practice. Participants had the opportunity to participate in pre-prepared activities, which are part of the project material. By using them, the lecturer wanted to foster a better understanding of the whole issue and grasp the technique of non-violent communication used in arguments against aggression.
Please see the AAA blog for a detailed post on the event!
Germany: February 20th, 2020 at Burghardtgymnasium Buchen
In Germany, the 1st information event on the results of AAA took place on 20 February 2020 in cooperation with the Burghardt-Gymnasium in Buchen. More than 60 participants (teachers, youth workers, interested parties from public authorities) joined the event where the AAA training material in pre-final versions was presented by Karin Drda-Kühn and Ingrid Zimmermann from AAA project coordinator media k GmbH. Specifically, the catalogue of prejudices and arguments was discussed and participants were very interested to learn about the approach of non-violent speech.
You can find a detailed report about it on our blog.
If you are interested to join these events, please contact your national contact partner or register for our newsletter to be informed as soon as the dates are available on the national level.