Welcome to Outside In Training Platform

On this platform, you will find a practice manual, an accompanying resource guide, a glossary of useful and relevant terms, as well as the profiles and stories of the pool of trainers. They have all been created through Outside In – a two-year project on recognising, managing, and transforming hate speech in European youth work settings.


You are most welcome to join us on our journey of uniting expertise and transforming hate!

“Outside In – Transforming Hate” is a two-year project which ran from 2017-2018 and aimed at making youth work in Europe more inclusive. Over the two years, five partner organisations from Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, and Slovenia, co-created a European network of trainers and experts that can provide quality trainings and tools for youth workers to recognise, manage, and transform hateful speech and behaviour in their everyday work with young people.

A unique aspect of this project is that this new network of trainers consists of  youth workers and equality experts from the five countries who mainly belong to minority and marginalised groups themselves; groups which are often talked about but are under-represented in international youth work training structures and pool of experts.

These youth workers and equality experts underwent an intensive training-of-trainers programme, which included three residential trainings (one in Slovenia, two in Portugal), transnational knowledge exchange, local mentoring support, and opportunities to practice and develop their training skills. As a result, they have gained knowledge and experience of inclusive youth work and have the competence to provide other youth workers with the tools, methods, and approaches to tackle hateful speech and behaviour constructively.

In addition, as an outcome of their training, this same team of trainers have also co-created a practice manual for other youth workers, which you will find on this platform. The practice manual seeks to answer some of the most perplexing needs of youth workers in today’s Europe – how to provide a safer space for all youths and how to enable long-term change among youths with discriminatory attitudes and behaviour.

Youth workers trained in 2018
Participant is listening something with little bit confused expression on her face
Participant is colouring letters
Julianna is discussing with another participant. She is also explaining with her hands.
Portrait of trainer
Participant shows a drawing of scale, above scale is text that says “Legal”
Two participants are leaning ahead to think about session outlines.
Participant shows a drawing of people who are expressing slurs (Paki,Nigger,Tranny, Retard, Chinky)
Danni is discussing with other participant. Danni has eager expression on her face.
Two participants are having a discussion. Other of them is listening intently while resting their chin to their hand.
Julianna and another participant are thinking some training tasks.
Mateja and Tadeja are sitting on the floor and are focused on writing to the papers. (Mateja is more far away and showing back to the camera.)
Two participant are doing task. One of them is writing idea down on the paper and other is looking her
Karen is taking group selfie of trainers of Outside In- project
Photo of mirror reflection with two people in it. Mirror is next to the wall of notes. Some of the notes are saying for example “Selfcare” and “Ask Questions”
Group discussion in Slovenian team. Some of people are sitting on the floor, some on chairs.
People are colouring and decorating text that is saying “Outside In”
Participant is listening carefully.
Filip's art
Friend photo of Danni and Karen.They are both smiling.
Participant is stretching their hand over their head with little bit tired expression on their face.
Closeup picture of Katja looking drowning of mountain and route.
Side profile of Julianna sitting on the beach. Other person is standing next to her and looking at the side.
Participant is holding sketching of portrait that is saying “Dakota” on their hands
Side profile of Neja outside. Sunshine is coming to their face.
Participant is looking down on her notes while resting her cheek on her hand. She is looking very focused and is sitting on the beach.
Participants are putting their drownings of mountains on the wall.
Side profile of Tadeja. They are outside and sunshine is touching their curly hair.
Group task where people are looking what person is writing on the paper.
´Julianna is sitting next to Filip. They are explaining with their hands.
Doing session outlines at the group and writing thin
Photo of group around the table. Tadeja is middle of explaining
Person is holding paper on in the front of people. People are sitting on the floor and are looking happy.
People around the table. Everyone is middle of explaining something. One person looking papers on the table of back of another trainer
Flip's art picture of Change makers, group of these trainers.
Filip's sketching art from the project
Two trainers are sitting next to each other and making funny faces.
wo trainers are sitting next to each other and making funny faces. One of them is laughing and other is lifting her finger up.
Participant sitting and thinking.
Trainers are looking notes and explaining things.
Dakota is showing a picture of people and listening carefully.
Flip's art sketch of pool of trainers
Karen is lying on the floor and looking at her phone.
Closeup photo of people’s heads and hairs. They are gathered to be near each other
Julianna is sitting on chair with Tadeja and Mateja.. Julianna is holding photograph of two people and explaining of this.
Julianna is sitting in front of the table and is deep in her own mind.
Participants are doing group task and one of them is pointing finger at the paper.
Participant has very concentrate expression. Her face is framed with other person’s arm in blurry way.
Side profile photo of participant on the outside.
Participant with green hair and sunglasses is sitting on the beach and raising their hand
Danni is explaining something with using her hands.
Participant is showing picture with diagram of cultural iceberg
Wall with different notes. In the front there is person’s hand putting notes on the wall. One note says “ It’s okay to make mistakes”.
Photo is taken from behind peoples back. In the front there is neck from two people, other is having tattoo there also and wearing hat
Photo from behind peoples back. Everyone is looking notes from schedule of training. Schedule includes different coloured pieces of paper, some of them saying for example “Friday”.
Person is holding red paper that says “Passions of 5 people”
Side profile of participant. With sunlight on her face.
Side profile of Tadeja, while they are listening.
Photo of Julianna’s neck tattoo. There is three runes.
Trainer is looking eager and holding her hands up,
Neja is having task with another participant.They are travelling on their mind.
Group photo of participants. Some of them are having their arms crossed.

About accessibility of this platform

This platform is designed to be accessible also for users with different abilities. For example people with low-vision or hard of hearing, people who have learning difficulties or colour-blindness. Why? Because accessibility benefits all, not only people with different abilities. As equality experts and youth workers in that field we want to honour diversity of course also in accessibility level. We want to be one of the vanguards to show how you can make your web communication more accessible, and that you can search these solutions from other webpages. The platform contains many accessibility tools like keyboard navigation, contrast tool, image descriptions and alt- texts.

Recognise.  Manage.  Transform.


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