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C.O.N.T.A.C.T (Creating an Online Network, monitoring Team and phone App to Counter hate crime Tactics) is a European Union supported project that focuses on hate speech and hate crime of a racist, xenophobic, homophobic or transphobic nature. The project runs from October 2015-September 2017 and includes university and NGO partners from Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Spain and UK. The project is coordinated by the University of Cyprus.

The project has the following aims:

  • to set up a hate crime recording website and phone app
  • to train and raise awareness among relevant actors such as police and officials, media professionals, youth
  • to conduct research into online hate speech and its perception
  • to create a joint university teaching module


The SDU team consists of the following members:

  • Nicole Baumgarten (until August 2016)
  • Klaus Geyer
  • Anna Vibeke Lindø
  • Rasmus Nielsen
  • Sharon Millar (team leader and work package manager)

For further details, please visit the project website:

The project XPEROHS

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Research Profile

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Members at CCCS

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Last Updated 14.09.2021