Jeroen Temperman, Professor of International Law and Religion and Head of the Department of International and European Union Law at Erasmus School of Law, is one of the Principal Investigators of a Horizon 2020-funded research consortium, entitled NETHATE: Network of Excellence of Training on HATE. Temperman is project director for the sub-programme on hate speech targeting LGBT+ people (€266,000).
The newly established European consortium, which was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks grant in 2020, brings together an interdisciplinary team of leading scholars of hatred from a dozen European universities and cooperates with governmental agencies, as well as non-academic private partners, including Google and a number of NGOs and civil society partners.
The consortium more specifically investigates the impact of hatred in our societies by furthering our understanding about the nature of hatred and the dynamics of its spread in both offline and online fora. It will also examine mitigation strategies to prevent hatred and its escalation, and the potential conflicts that may arise from various moral codes and the law. The interdisciplinary consortium aims at furthering our understanding of hatred through combing (a) psychology and neuroscience; (b) technology and social media; and (c) culture, law and religion. Temperman is appointed as the director of the consortium’s third core pillar of the project: hatred & culture, law and religion.