The activities of ECSH are conceived to study hate through the synthesis of different disciplinary and sectoral perspectives in a collaborative Co-Working Identity Space, designed so that people can work together to co-create solutions and practices. It will explore and understand the issues across the continuum of experiences, and the continuum of hate. The work programmes (WP) are structured to establish unique research, teaching, supervision and training packages which will result in the dissemination of accessible, and digestible, world leading research to an audience of knowledge users and generators.
The ECSH themes are:
This theme seeks to deepen our understanding of hate, both theoretically and in practice. Whilst there have been a number of initiatives across Europe which seek to combat hate, there is no single theoretical framework from which this work is drawn, and research has shown that those European initiatives are not appropriately implemented at a country-level (Schweppe, Haynes, and Walters 2018). Led by Dr Amanda Haynes, this theme seeks to develop a clear and inclusive understanding of hate which can inform the work in and across Europe.
For more information on this theme, or on any of the work associated with it, contact Amanda.Haynes@ul.ie.
Most countries across Europe have hate crime legislation, with Ireland being a notable exception. Led by Dr Jennifer Schweppe, this theme unpicks and explores the structures and potential forms of hate crime legislation, as well as exploring the rights of offenders under Article 6 ECHR in the context of hate crime legislation, and the rights of victims under the EU Victims’ Directive. It also seeks to understand the relationship between members of minority communities and the criminal justice process.
For more information on this theme, or on any of the work associated with it, contact Jennifer.Schweppe@ul.ie
This theme develops our understanding of the experiences of young people in Europe today. Led by Dr Aoife Neary, it looks at this issue from two perspectives: first, from the perspective of young people from minority communities; and second, challenging prejudicial beliefs in young people more generally. Seeing teachers as one of the primary supports to young people in both a support and educational context, the theme works with teachers and produces research which seeks to understand and support them in their work.
For more information on this theme, or on any of the work associated with it, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The rise of populist politics, which promotes homogeneity and the sovereignty of the majority, threatens the open, inclusive and pluralist society which is the goal of the European project. This theme, led by Dr Martin Power, examines the impact of populism, means of challenging it, and exploring means by which a pluralist society can be fostered.
For more information on this theme, or on any of the work associated with it, contact Martin.J.Power@ul.ie.
Those that live on the margins of society, or those who have been marginalised by society, are most at risk of being targets of hate. This theme, led by Dr Ronni Greenwood, seeks to understand the experiences of these individuals, as well as look at ways in which systems – including legal systems – can protect them.
For more information on this theme, or on any of the work associated with it, contact Ronni.Greenwood@ul.ie.