The PROPS project – Interactive Narratives Propose Pluralistic Discourse, developed since 2023 by the Research Center for Arts and Communication (CIAC) of the University of Algarve, in partnership with the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, University of Beira Interior, and Universidade Aberta, focuses on media prevention and education, aiming to contain online hate speech. 

This project has allowed the development of a set of interactive media resources, including video games, an interactive comic book and audiovisual essay, and pedagogical itineraries, with the purpose of engaging teachers, educators, children, and young people in reflection and discussion about online hate speech.

The “PROPS: Digital Diversity, Tolerance, and Online Inclusion” Meeting marks the conclusion of this project, providing an opportunity to present some of its results, deepen understanding of online hate speech, discuss pedagogical strategies for exploring this social phenomenon, showcase different preventive educational tools, and propose ways to approach and integrate them into the classroom context.

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Vítor Tomé (Iscte/Autonomous University of Lisbon) – “Combating Hate Speech through Digital Citizenship Education”

Vítor Tomé is an international expert in Digital Citizenship Education (Council of Europe), a member of the Expert Group on Tackling Disinformation through education and training (European Commission), an integrated researcher at CIES-Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon (Media Literacy and Journalism), a teacher at the Autonomous University of Lisbon (Communication Sciences), a teacher instructor (Ministry of Education), a trainer instructor (CENJOR), and a professional journalist (CP1524). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Education, post-graduate degrees in ICT and Journalism, a PhD in Education (2008, Media Literacy), and a six-year post-doctorate in Communication Sciences (2018).


  • Research Center for Arts and Communication (CIAC)
  • University of Algarve (UAlg)

CIAC Coordination

  • Mirian Tavares
  • Bruno Mendes da Silva

Scientific Committee

  • Ana Filipa Martins
  • Bruno Mendes da Silva

CIAC/University of Algarve

  • Alexandre Martins
  • António Costa Valente
  • Carolina de Sousa
  • Mirian Tavares
  • Patrícia Dourado
  • Susana Costa


  • José Dias
  • Maria Potes Barbas

CIAC/Universidade Aberta

  • José Bidarra

University of Beira Interior

  • Francisco Merino
  • Luís Nogueira

Project Consultants

  • Anthony Brooks (Aalborg University)
  • Janice Richardson (Council of Europe)
  • Vítor Tomé (Member of the Digital Citizenship Working Group, Council of Europe) 

Organizing Committee

  • Alexandre Martins
  • Ana Filipa Martins
  • Bruno Mendes da Silva
  • Patrícia Dourado
  • Susana Costa

Communication and Logistics Committee

  • Beatriz Valente (Communication and Logistics)
  • Juan Manuel Escribano Loza (Visual Identity and Webmaster)
  • João Paulo Reis (Photo and Video Coverage)


  • Centro de Formação Ria Formosa
  • SeguraNet


  • Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia







This meeting is financed by national funds through FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., in the framework of projects 022.04406.PTDC PROPS, UIDB/04019/2020 CIAC and UIDP/04019/2020 CIAC.

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