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Grantees have now been selected. Find out more about the successful projects below Impact Challenge on Safety 2019

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The Impact Challenge on Safety is a €10m fund to support organisations across Europe that are working on challenges related to hate, extremism, and child safety, both online and offline. By funding new and existing community projects across Europe, we hope to support initiatives to counter hate and extremism, and help young people to become confident digital citizens.

Meet the grantees

We are delighted to announce the selected projects from the Impact Challenge on Safety. Each of these grantees receives funding between €50,000 and €1,000,000 and support from Google.

About the challenge

At Google, we’re proud of the opportunities our platforms open up, but we are also realistic about the challenges people face on our services and on the wider web. We take our responsibility seriously and invest in people, technology and tools to keep our users safe. Our work with experts on extremism, hate, and child safety has also taught us the importance of building resilience both online and offline. We want to support the work of experts and communities across Europe, including new educational approaches, community projects and innovative technologies, laying the foundations for a more inclusive and cohesive civil society response. By working together on these challenges, on and offline, we can strengthen our collective impact.

Meet the experts

  • Anna Sienicka

    Vice President, Techsoup Europe

  • Thomas Krüger

    President, German Federal Agency for Civic Education

  • Ruth Ibegbuna

    Roots Programme Founder, RECLAIM Founder

  • Helle Thorning Schmidt

    Prime Minister of Denmark 2011-2015

  • Renske van der Veer

    Director, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT)

  • Sasha Havilcek

    CEO, Institute for Strategic Dialogue

  • Rainer Hoell

    Head of Fellow Selection, Ashoka Europe

  • Wadia ait Hamza

    Head of the Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum, Switzerland

  • Jacquelline Fuller

    VP and President,

  • Cornelia Holsten

    Chairwoman, Directors Conference of the State Media Authorities (DLM)

  • Kübra Gümüsay

    Journalist and Activist

  • Frédéric Potier

    Head of the Interministerial Department against hate speech

  • Kristie Canegallo

    Vice President of Trust & Safety, Google

  • Florence Provendier

    MP for Hauts-de-Seine

  • Ahmed Larouz

    Social innovator and entrepreneur, CEO Bridgizz and Author 180Amsterdammers

  • Matt Brittin

    President, EMEA Business and Operations, Google

  • Laura Boldrini

    Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies and human rights advocate

  • María José Abad

    Head of Content,

  • Evelyne Paradis

    Executive Director, International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

  • Andrea Gerosa

    ThinkYoung Founder

Google’s commitment to safety

One of our core values at Google is to respect the user. This means we have to continuously advance our security and privacy tools to help keep you safe online. We’ve created new technology, hired experts and specialist teams, and ensured our policies are fit for the evolving challenges we face online. We now have over 10,000 people working to tackle abusive content across the company. We feel a responsibility to get this right, and to make our products safer for all users.

Learn more about what Google does to keep you safe online: