European Antibullying Network (EAN)
In the role of
coordinator “The Smile of the Child” implemented the significant EU project
“European Antibullying Network” aiming at the establishment of a European
network in order to coordinate the actions against bullying and address the
phenomenon at European level.
The project was funded by the EU Programme Daphne III and stemmed from the need of a unified European coordination and networking of all actors involved in addressing the phenomenon.
The project aimed to achieve the following objectives:
- The establishment of the European Anti-bullying Network
- The development of a common European strategy to tackle bullying;
- The implementation of European awareness campaigns on the need of establishment of a European Anti-bullying Day;
- The mapping and promotion of best practices as a useful tool for professionals working towards addressing the phenomenon.
Teachers, parents and public services and entities were the main groups who benefited from the project, as they obtained useful tools and resources to support them in their fight against bullying. Children who have been victimized in the school or the wider social environment, as well as children and young people who are in some way involved in the phenomenon of bullying (either as victims, victimizers or observers) indirectly benefited from the implementation of EAN project.
In detail, the project deliverables were the following
- A Good Practice Guide that will incorporate a selection of past examples of good practice in bullying within member states and at European level;
- An interactive application for Smart Phones that will be based on and promote best practices in the field;
- A TV documentary in 6 European languages (Greek, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, English and German) which will raise awareness among the public and the actors involved in the problem;
- Recommendations aiming at the development of a common European strategy against bullying based on the mapping of national legislation and various studies and surveys on the phenomenon at national and European level.
EAN project brought together 17 partners from 12 EU Member States. The members that formed the network are engaged in the areas of prevention and tackling of bullying in all its various forms and have demonstrated a significant experience in the implementation of European projects against bullying. The partnership scheme was formed by the following NGO’s and educational partners:
- Greece: THE SMILE OF THE CHILD – Coordinator
- Italy: COOPERATIVA SOCIALE COOSS MARCHE ONLUS SOC. COOP.P.A
- Italy: CENTRO STUDI ED INIZIATIVE EUROPEO (CESIE)
- Italy: CENTRO STUDI E FORMAZIONE- VILLA MONTESCA
- Germany: YOUTH EUROPEAN SOCIAL WORK- YES FORUM (EWIN)
- Romania: DIRECT ASSOCIATION
- UK: MERSEYSIDE EXPANDING HORIZONS
- Sweden: TP-TEATERN
- Italy: IL TELEFONO AZZURRO ONLUS
- Estonia: NGO ESTONIAN MENTAL HEALTH SOCIETY
- Latvia: CHILDREN AND YOUTH TRUST PHONE
- Lithuania: PUBLIC INSTITUTION “CHILD LINES”
- Spain: CONFEDERACION ESPANOLA DE CENTROS DE ENSENANZA-CECE
- Spain: ASSOCIACO BAOBAB
- Malta: FAMILIES FOR LIFE LONG LEARNING
- Greece: ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI
- Bulgaria: NADJA CENTRE FOUNDATION
The project had a
total duration of 18 months. EAN was completed in June 2014, when the 1st
Scientific Conference of the European Anti-bullying Network was held in Athens,
Greece under the auspices of Greek Presidency and European Union.
More information on the project and the activities of the European Antbullying Network you can visit the official website of EAN at http://www.antibullying.eu
With financial support from the DAPHNE III Programme of the European Union