SELMA "Hacking Hate" hackathon 2018 in Berlin

The SELMA "Hacking Hate" hackathon is a two-day event that will bring together young people, teachers, parents, and other professionals and carers to work on innovative (tech) tools and solutions to "hack" online hate speech. It will take place on 5 and 6 December 2018 at the Facebook Digital Learning Centre in Berlin.

 In June 2018, we invited young people (15 to 18 years old) from across Europe to team up with each other, involving at least one adult (a teacher, youth worker, parent or other carer), and submit an innovative idea to prevent or remediate online hate speech. Ideas ranged from concrete technological solutions (a platform, a mobile app or a new type of design standards), to better counselling and reporting mechanisms, education programmes, awareness campaigns, or any other ground-breaking strategy applicants could think of.Let's hack hate together

Submitted ideas are currently being evaluated by SELMA partners based on their creativity, innovativeness, feasibility, and level of maturity. As a result, six teams will be invited to take part in the hackathon in Berlin. There, they will learn new skills and have time to exchange their views and fresh ideas with young people from other European countries, while further developing their plans to hack online hate. They will also get support from inspiring experts in the field. And they will pitch their final concept in front of an international jury, having the chance of winning the SELMA "Hacking Hate" award.

We will publically announce selected teams on this website in November! For further questions, contact us at