On Oct. 19, 2017 a training seminar under the Civil Society Empowerment Program (CSEP) took place in Sofia. The purpose of this program is to support and empower civil society organisations to become more active in the online domain.

The training seminar provided an opportunity for civil society organizations in Sofia to learn how to use social media as part of their prevention and outreach strategies on various topics, such as radicalization, violent extremism, hate speech. Snezhina Atanassova took part in the training and presented the successful approach of the project Coalition of Positive Messengers to Counter Online Hate Speech, which is coordinated by Sofia Development Association. The training was a good opportunity to learn from leading European experts, to share ideas with fellow civil society organizations and to look for ways to collaborate more effectively in the future.