Aims to improve public information about far-right extremism and perpetrators. This includes gathering and presenting the facts on far-right extremism and trends, and monitoring violence and hate speech.
Aims to disrupt stereotypes about what far-right extremists look like today. The popular conception of a far-right extremist is an outdated one, generally based on visions of a male skinhead, anti-social, and in bomber jackets and boots, often perpetuated by mainstream media. Some non-government organisations (NGOs), are actively working with police and the media to disrupt their conceptions of far-right extremists.
Aims to change stereotypes about particular minority groups targeted by the far right. In some countries, it remains difficult to mobilise the general public on tolerance to diversity. This also rings true in countries that easily mobilise against racism, but have high levels of intolerance towards particular groups. These initiatives aim to mainstream positive stories about these groups, and change public perceptions by promoting positive role models from these backgrounds.
Nicky is a youth worker with the Ethnic Youth Support Team in Swansea, Wales. He works on the Think Project, a programme building resilience to the appeal of far-right ideologies among disengaged white youth. He helps equip young people with the knowledge and experience to refute and challenge racist myths.
Dan is an activist, local politician, and author of the book Right wing extremism in Finland. Dan has spoken out strongly against the far right, and has been targeted by far-right extremists in the past for his activism.
Bjørn is a writer, filmmaker, activist and survivor of the Utøya massacre by Anders Breivik. He works against ideologies of racism, hatred and violent extremism. He is currently producing a film uncovering ideological similarities between right-wing extremists, neo-Nazis and racism and the ideology behind genocide.