ALert and COordinated REsponse mechanisms

What is illegal in the real world is also illegal in the virtual world. Incitement to hatred, racist and xenophobic speeches inciting to violence are illegal in the EU and are therefore also prosecuted on online platforms.

The research leading to the results of the project has received funding from the European Union 2017 Rights, Equality and Citizenship Work Programme (REC-RRAC-HATE-AG-2017) under grant agreement n° 808836.


To improve the capacities of State authorities to identify, analyse, monitor and evaluate online hate speech in order to design shared strategies against speech motivated by racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia or anti-Semitism.

Generate a protocol with indicators to identify online hate speech and warning indicators to assess its intensity, severity, distribution and impact.

Generate a computer tool for the systematic collection and analysis of hate speech.

Design Shared Strategies to combat online hate speech disseminate the project and analyse its transferability within the EU.

  • Identification and development of online hate speech indicators

    The objective is to develop an action protocol containing a system of indicators, with search criteria, on speeches that promote racism, xenophobia and hatred on the net.

  • Development of the computer tool

    The aim of this work package is to program a computer algorithm for the identification, monitoring and analysis of hate speech on Twitter.

  • Design of shared strategies.

    Synergies between institutional actors and key actors will be strengthened in order to design shared strategies and combat hate speech in the network.

  • Cooperative learning.

    Cooperative or mutual learning methodology.