Project Grey

In online debates, extreme opinions for or against are often the loudest. Think about discussions about refugees and integration. But between these small groups of black-and-white thinkers there is a large group with a variety of opinions. Project Grey wants to reinforce these societal voices and, thereby, tackle polarization as well as the processes of radicalization that arise from it.

Project Grey

Project Grey aims to oppose online and offline polarization by amplifying the opinions of the “grey middle”. Campaigners, data analysts, and social workers join forces to combat polarization and the processes of radicalization that stem from it.

Although the group of people with extreme opinions is often relatively small, it makes the most noise on social media. This strongly reduces the space for a wide palette of more nuanced opinions, also described as the “grey middle”. Project Grey emphasizes these opinions of the silent majority that risk getting lost in the ruckus. The campaign is launched from an innovative online tool and dashboard that help us to gain insight regarding the subjects people have heated discussions on, and where the first signs of polarization can be discerned.

Social workers and youth workers are also involved in Project Grey. They are trained to recognize (online) polarization and to handle it proactively and reactively, both within their neighborhoods and online, for example, by organizing dialogue meetings. Become a part of Project Grey.

Project Grey uses technology that is based on artificial intelligence and machine learning. The algorithms used within this project search autonomously for patterns in the data. More information can be found here. They help us to gain insight regarding which subjects people discuss on social media and where signs of polarization can be discerned.

Outputs 

Analytical Online tool for social workers and youth workers

Project website

Video channel

Social network

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Related events

  • Online Conference DEPOLARISATION: ROAD TO DEEPER TRUST, September 29 - October 2, 2020

  • 45 social and youth workers trained in Slovakia (3 trainings), 6 trainings in the Netherlands, and 1 training in Belgium

Project Partners

  • Movisie

    Movisie

  • Dare to be Grey

    Dare to be Grey

  • Textgain

    Textgain

  • Verwey-Jonker Institute

    Verwey-Jonker Institute

Supporters

  • European Union (Internal Security Fund – Police)

    European Union (Internal Security Fund – Police)

  • The Velux Foundations

    The Velux Foundations

Consultants

  • Lukáš Zorád / Programme Coordinator and Consultant

    Lukáš Zorád

    Programme Coordinator and Consultant

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  • Karolína Miková / Director of PDCS, Trainer and Facilitator

    Karolína Miková

    Director of PDCS, Trainer and Facilitator

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  • Dušan Ondrušek / Senior Trainer, Consultant

    Dušan Ondrušek

    Senior Trainer, Consultant

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  • Adela Tihláriková / Project Manager

    Adela Tihláriková

    Project Manager

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  • Karin Andrášiková / External Trainer

    Karin Andrášiková

    External Trainer

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    Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia


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