CEPS Projectes Socials
Last updated: 2021-01-26
About our SID activities
CEPS Projectes Socials has in recent years focused on communication in EU projects and the aspect of digital discrimination in all its projects. The issue of stereotyping is a recurring problem in communication, as it is often used to transmit messages quickly , e.g. through images, slogans, hashtags.
CEPS has held workshops internally with staff and given to other associations, to improve communication: such as the use of non-sexist language (relevant especially in romance languages where the male form is used as the generic), use of gendered colours for specific services or projects, gendered images to represent specific jobs/projects/services (e.g. only women stewardesses when advertising a conference, men when advertising a technological project etc….). One of the main challenges in all these sessionshas been to counteract and argue what people (including ourselves) have learned until now in schools, training, universities, etc., finding positive and non discriminating alternatives to what in many cases has become normalised through everyday use.
CEPS Projectes Socials has extensive experience in educational projects that stimulate critical thinking, improve soft skills and digital skills. Many projects have successfully created and provided training sessions and material for people at risk of social exclusion, migrants and/or NEETs. CEPS projects always include social responsibility and awareness as part of any training, stimulating in this way social awareness and responsibility as well as the inclusion of unfavoured people. CEPS has been leading and participating in EU projects against hate speech and radicalisation, as well as training to improve digital skills since 2012 - see the resources at the bottom of the page for more information.
What we are doing to support the SID 2021 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
CEPS Projectes Socials joins forces with organisations across Europe, to create "Hate Interruptor Teams" that prevent and counteract discrimination on- and offline.
In 2021 CEPS is working particularly on a school curriculum with the Europe #RainBowErasmusPlus project that aims at promoting positive values through the introduction of non-formal education methods. The project will generate a contribution in the field of media literacy, to increase teachers’ and students’ civic awareness and tackle hate speech.
CEPS Projectes Socials is based in Barcelona, employs around 240 people, and is responsible for the implementation of socio-educational programmes for children, young people and adults, further training for professionals, innovative research and development in new practices and successfully managing EU projects.
Its main areas of action are:
- Non-formal EDUCATION for those at risk of social exclusion. Three residential educational centres for 4-18 year-olds; eight open centres with socio-educational resources for 4-16 year-olds; three kindergartens.
- COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION through four mediation projects for prevention and resolution of conflicts in the community.
- TRAINING ACTIVITIES for professionals in education, culture and welfare (including e-learning). CEPS is involved in postgraduate studies at different universities.
- STUDIES AND RESEARCH carried out and applied in the different running projects, and disseminated through its contacts with other associations across Europe.
- RAINBOW project - Educational resource database, OER, including reports and training methodology for both students and teachers
- Hate Interruptor Teams: Young people combat hate speech and behaviour against migrants
- Words are Stones: Youth awareness-raising campaign against hate speech and fake news
- YARIM – Youth and Religion in Social Mediation: Training material for educators to help prevent youth radicalisation
- ICUD – Internet: Creatively Unveiling Discrimination – An educational anti-discrimination pack for educators and young people, about preventing and combating discrimination in social media