Hate speech, discrimination and incitement often precede the commission of mass atrocities. Amplified by technology and the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of hate in Europe is a reminder that despite its history, the region is not immune. Many prevention initiatives from civil society and states address the root causes of manifestations of violence. Despite European countries facing similar challenges, there are significant gaps in mutual awareness and interconnectedness across these efforts.
Key Theses, Thoughts and Ideas
Main priorities to ensure long-term prevention: civic education, sustainable democratic institutions, defining who to include, support for local organizations, community-building