(Cancelled) Argumentation training against every day racism

Intercultural skills and intercultural competence

Argumentationstraining gegen Stammtischparolen 1

A two days Training of Trainers on 10 and 11 April where space for counter-strategies and answers to such hate speech is worked upon.

  • "All black people are drug dealers!"
  • "Women on the wheel: monsters!"
  • "They're just economic refugees!"

Most of you have heard sayings like these on every day life. The best arguments against them usually only occur to us afterwards. The argumentation training against every day racism searches for answers to expressions like these and offers a place to practice counter-strategies.The participants collect "everyday racism" - discriminatory, generalising, catchphrase-like statements. These are introduced in simulated conversation situations and possible ways of reacting to them are tested. Communication strategies are developed through subsequent analysis on an emotional, rhetorical and factual level as well as through the development of accurate argumentation. In addition, the political, socio-psychological and social contexts of the statements are examined together in the training. This training will be concluded by addressing the question of which reasons motivate us individually and in which situations to intervene and to oppose to such statements.


Sonja Luksik, MA : Political scientist, research associate at the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Politische Bildung
Dr. Hakan Gürses : Philosopher, research associate at the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Politische Bildung

About the two days Training of Trainers seminar "Argumentation training against every day racism"

  • 10 April 2024 – 10:30 – 18:30
  • 11 April 2024 – 09:00 – 17:00

Places: max. 10 (Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis).

Who can participate?

The seminar is aimed at FH JOANNEUM students and staff.
Language of Instruction: German


Please note, that registration is required .

Register, until 03.04.2024 via FHJ-International International@fh-joanneum.at