“Climate change is just a hoax”, “Migrants will steal our land” and “Vaccination with Astrazeneca will make you infertile” - you probably heard some of these statements in your surrounding but never knew what to do about it. This seminar will help you navigate these types of situations.

About the training

Fake news, anti-democratic or racist statements are not a new phenomenon. However, with the rise of the internet, there are more sources and they spread more easily. This is a threat to our democracy because hate speech, fake news and conspiracy create an atmosphere of fear and insecurity. We want to counter that! Within this seminar, you will learn about the consequences of fake news, to detect fake news and several other ways of false or misleading information like clickbaits, tabloids etc. We will also talk about strategies for fighting against fake news and practice ways of encountering hate speech and anti-democratic slogans.


Practical information

  • Date: 30.09.- 03.10.2022
  • Location: Lübeck, Germany
  • Accommodation: CVJM Altstadt-Hostel (Große Petersgrube 11, 23552 Lübeck)
  • Language: English
  • Age: 16-21 (exceptions possible)
  • Travel costs, accommodation and full catering will be covered by SAME
  • Application deadline: 07.08.2022


Shortly after the application deadline you can expect an email regarding your participation status. If you are selected you will need to fill out a registration form in order to confirm your attendance. You will also receive more updates regarding the seminar via email.

The seminar will take place in the city of Lübeck, which is located in the north-east of Germany. Participants will be staying at the CVJM Altstadt-Hostel Lübeck and the official programe of the seminar will take place at the SAME office.The first day 30.09. (Friday) is the arrival day and 03.10. (Monday) is the departure day, meaning that participants can arrive/departure at any point during these days depending on their travel arrangements. The official program lasts for two days (Saturday and Sunday).

More information will follow soon.

The training is part of our skills training series. It provides impulses, orientation and knowledge for young people and strengthens them in their voluntary work. For every training course, participants will receive a certificate of participation.