Would you like to join us in this effort?
Would you like to COMMIT yourself against hate?
If you agree with our vision, follow these easy steps in your daily life and spread the word: sign-out the COMMIT Declaration!
1. Hate hurts, sometimes kills
Intolerance and violence can only be fought with respect and education. Hate cannot be fought with more hate!
2. Too often, judgements don’t go beyond appearances
Respect comes from knowing and understanding others. Put yourself in other people’s shoes!
3. Differences can be a source of fear
Differences shouldn’t be greeted with suspicion, but as an opportunity for enrichment. Treasure the differences!
4. Extremism is never good
Absolute positions don’t promote democratic debate. The world isn’t black and white. Love the colour!
5. Discrimination doesn’t value diversity
A fragmented society is a fragile society. Social cohesion is a fundamental value. Promote inclusion!
6. Labels cancel people’s uniqueness
Religious belief, political position, nationality or sexual orientation should not be used to discriminate a person. We are all human beings with equal rights!
7. Social media can be a toxic place
Sharing trolls and viral memes aimed at harming someone, something or a minority makes the web a toxic place. Make the web a better place!
8. Spreading fake news creates panic and confusion in society
Before sharing news, check its sources. Share news responsibly!
9. Hate speech on the web is uncontrollable
Hate speech can be a violation of human rights, so each of us must limit its spread as much as possible. Words have weight. Use words consciously!
10. Hate speech generates hate actions
The step from words to an act of physical violence is shorter than you think. Defuse hate at its origin!
THE COMMIT TEAM invites you to:
The COMMIT TEAM
CALLS ON social media and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies to
ENCOURAGES local, regional and national civil society actors to design and implement awareness-raising campaigns to inform the public about the dangers of the Internet.
WELCOMES AND ENCOURAGES cooperation between relevant public bodies, civil society organisations, Information Technology and Communication (ICT) companies to prevent and combat the proliferation of extremist content, hate speech, fake news and incitement to violence via the Internet and social media;
cooperation and involvement of the Mass Media in the dissemination of awareness-raising activities;
the participation of renowned and popular personalities in information campaigns in order to achieve greater public impact.
URGES the integration of educational programmes in schools to empower individuals to contribute to the prevention and fight against hate speech, sexist speech, incitement to violence and fake news.
ENCOURAGES research institutes and organisations to conduct continuous research on the push factors and root causes that drive individuals to hate speech and other aforementioned phenomena.
The COMMIT EUROPEAN Declaration has been created thanks to the work of the participants of the COMMIT Capacity Building in Italy, Austria, Greece and Netherlands.