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The ICUD International Conference took place on 13th and 14th March 2014 in Barcelona. Academics, researchers, activists, youth workers, Internet and social networks experts, members of NGOs, knowledge providers and anyone interested in the issues surrounding discrimination on the Internet and especially social network sites participated at this event.

You can find on our ISSUU account the presentations and CONCLUSIONS of the whole conference.

If you want to watch the videos of each presentation you can find them on our Bambuser channel.

You find a photo report of the event on our flickr.

You can see a summary of the social networks interactions on Storify.


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DAY 1 - March 13 • Thursday morning • Finding hidden digital discrimination?
9.00 - 9.30
9.30 - 9.45

Welcome message: “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens”
danah boyd, researcher on social networks
Microsoft Research / Harvard’s Berkman Center, United States of America

What’s next for today and tomorrow?
Juan Pedregosa, ICUD project co-director
CEPS Projectes Socials, Barcelona

9:45 - 10:15
“I didn’t mean that, but why can’t I say it?”: legitimation strategies in mediated hate speech and veiled discrimination online

Gavan Titley, lecturer in social media [Abstract]
National University of Ireland, Maynoooth, Ireland

10.15 - 11.15
New platforms: interactive research and project experiences

#Notracist : multi-hashtags and ambient race talk on twitter [Abstract]
Sanjay Sharma, lecturer in sociology and communications
Brunel University, London, UK

#DeleteCyberbullying Project [Abstract]
Martin Schmalzried, policy officer
COFACE, Brussels, Belgium

Passive or active users? Methodologies & difficulties with research on Facebook [Abstract]
David Dueñas, lecturer in sociology
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona

11.15 - 11.45
Coffee break
11.45 - 13.30
Parallel workshops: mashups with YOUR input

Workshop 1 (in ENGLISH):
Game Over Hate: Building Better Online Gaming Communities. [Abstract]
David Pinto, activist and co-founder of
Game Over Hate, Germany / Portugal

Workshop 2 (in ENGLISH and SPANISH):
NEAR: Close to Your Experience, Far From Discrimination; Experimenting activism with real & virtual communities. [Abstract]
Marco de Cave & Roberta Lulli, activists at
National Youth Work Network Against all Discriminations, Italy

Workshop 3 (in SPANISH): FULL
Young people, Educators, Facebook and Instagram: raising awareness about hidden forms of discrimination on social networks. [Abstract]
Carolina Gaona & Oscar Martinez Ciuró,
Social media experts & project developers
Trànsit Projectes, Barcelona

13.30 - 15.15
Lunch break (not organized)
DAY 1 - March 13 • Thursday afternoon • Images and voices against discrimination
15.15 - 17.30
Youth acting and reacting: experiences from 5 European countries

Youths tackling LGBT and disability issues
François Sana, project developer
Pour la Solidarité, Brussels, Belgium

Understanding & fighting discrimination for community development [Abstract]
Georgiana Cune, Laura Oanca, Radu Racareanu; project team
PACT Foundation, Bucharest, Romania

‘Face to Facebook’: Proactive youths against on line discrimination [Abstract]
Valentina Di Odoardo, responsible for the training
Laura BernardiProject Manager
Carlos Alberto Fernandez Rentamozo, training participant
CIES, Rome, Italy

‘Me, You, Us and Them’: youths exploring self-identity [Abstract]
Manoj Ambasna, ICUD EU project manager.
Collage Arts, London, United Kingdom

Interacting with youths and educators on Facebook and Instagram
gigi guizzo, ICUD project co-director (session moderator)
CEPS Projectes Socials, Barcelona

Closing images and voices

DAY 2 - March 14 • Friday morning • Deleting discrimination, as easy as a click?
Doors open
09.30 - 10.00
Frame 1: Digital divides are not just about technology: the digital divide as a form of hidden discrimination

Danica Radovanović, internet researcher and social media consultant. [Abstract]
Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities University of Novi Sad, Serbia

10.00 - 10.30
Frame 2: Social networks and discrimination in the context of PET technologies (participation and empowerment)

Dolors Reig, psychologist & social media expert. [Abstract]
El caparazón, Barcelona

10.30 - 11.00
Coffee break
11.00 - 12.15
Activism portal: fighting for your fundamental rights online and offline

How inclusive is digital activism? [Abstract]
Alina Östling, e-participation expert
European University Institute, Italy / Sweden

Fighting cyber hate and discrimination by designing “respect zones” on social networks and internet: the pedagogical virtues of an anti-hate label [Abstract]
Philippe Coen, founder of the Hate Prevention Initiative
Hate Prevention Initiative, Paris, France

From “Make me a sandwich!” to “Make it yourself!”: presence and representations of women online [Abstract]
Catarina Correia & Adriana R. Delgado, activists.
Rede Portuguesa de Jovens para a Igualdade de Oportunidades entre Mulheres e Homens, Lisboa, Portugal

12.15 - 13.00
Grassroots feedback: NGOs’ experiences and transferable knowledge

Speed presentations and reactions by front-line practitioners

Teenagers online: dismantling myths [Abstract]
Virginia Pareja, socio-educative manager
Fundació Esplai, Barcelona

2.0 Family Communication: how social networks and new communications tools change family relations [Abstract]
Nele Verhofstadt
Fundació Pere Tarrés, Barcelona

La Cruïlla Comú, citizen communication in the classsroom [Abstract]
Alfredo Cohen Montoya and Natàlia Rivero Martí, El Parlante, Barcelona

Gender perspectives and the prevention of cyberbullying [Abstract]
Miriam Aleman Calatayud
Associació Candela for Investigation and Action in the Community, Barcelona


13.00 - 13.30
Resetting social networks: possible paths to use the conference outcomes.

David Casacuberta, professor of philosophy of science
Universitat Auntònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona


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danah boyd

Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, and a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.


Juan Pedregosa

ICUD project co-director

CEPS Projectes Socials


Gavan Titley

Gavan Titley, lecturer in social media

National University of Ireland


David Pinto
Sanjay Sharma

Senior Lecturer in Sociology & Communications

Brunel University


Martin Schmalzried

Policy officer



David Dueñas i Cid

Professor in sociology

Universitat Rovira i Virgili


Marco de Cave

Activist & project manager



Roberta Lulli

Coordinator for NeAR 


Oscar Martinez Ciuró

ICUD project developer, pilot sessions.


Carolina Gaona

ICUD project developer.


Pour la Solidarité

ICUD partner, Belgium.


Fundatia PACT

ICUD partner, Romania.


Valentina Di Odoardo

BA in Drama and Theatre Studies and History, MA in Social Theatre.



Laura Bernardi

BA in Communication Studies, MA in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action.




ICUD partner, Italy.


Collage Arts

Soci del projecte ICUD, United Kingdom.


Manoj Ambasna

Director of Collage Arts and Specialist in Regeneration and Creative Industries; Designer of the Chocolate Factory project and over 25 years experience in Community Arts in the UK and Internationally.

Collage Arts


gigi guizzo

ICUD project co-director

CEPS Projectes Socials


Danica Radovanović

Internet researcher and social media consultant.

Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Science, Serbia.


Dolors Reig

Social psychologist and expert in social media.

El Caparazón


Alina Östling
Philippe Coen

Hate Prevention Initiative, France.

Lawyer, founder of the Hate Prevention Initiative.


Adriana Delgado
Catarina Correia
The Fundación Esplai
Nele Verhofstadt

Director of educative services

Fundació Pere Tarres


Alfredo Cohen

Director at Associació Cultural elParlante

El Parlante


Miriam Alemán Calatayud
David Casacuberta

Professor in Philosophy of Science and Technology

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona



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Registrations are closed. For any queries please contact:


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The venue:

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Sala Mirador

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C/ Montalegre 5, 08001 Barcelona 
Tel. 93 306 41 00 Fax 93 306 41 01

Metro: lines 1, 2 and 3 (Catalunya and Universitat)

 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 24, 37, 41, 42, 50, 54, 55, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 91, 120, 121, 141, H12, Aerobús

 L6, L7, S1, S2, S5, SS5

Car parks: Plaça Castella, Carrer dels Àngels, Plaça Catalunya


From the airport to Plaça Catalunya:


Aerobus brings you from the airport to Plaza Catalunya (last stop) in 35min. The buses leave every 5-10minutes, return ticket 10.20 euros. You can only buy the tickets at the bus.

From Plaza Catalunya, the conference venue is a 10 minutes walk.



All the trains from the airport take you to a number of stations across Barcelona. Depending on your accommodation, taking the train can be more convenient.



From the airport to Plaça Catalunya, taxis cost approximately 27 euros, day fare.


About the airport

For more practical information about the airport, go to the official website.