EAN partnership starts European project to develop anti-bullying certification
22 January 2018 - This month, an international partnership of EAN members started a European project to develop a European certification of secondary schools on the topic of anti-bullying. The goal is to develop a procedure and instruments schools can use to reflect on the quality of their anti-bullying policy and to improve it. The project also aims to stimulate the introduction of national and European mechanisms to set quality guidelines for anti-bullying policies in schools.
Tools and feedback committees
The project will develop four tools to help schools make a high quality self-assessment: a description of the procedure, surveys for students and teachers, training and visitations for students en teachers and a toolkit with suggestions for high impact follow-up interventions.
In each country and on the European level, a feedback committee will be formed to organize expert feedback on the draft instruments. The experts on the feedback committees will be asked for comments on first drafts of the instruments and on the semi-final instruments after they have been tested in schools. The instruments will be ready in the end of 2019.
The Anti Bullying Certification project has partners from 5 countries: Greece (Smile of the Child), Italy (Fondazione Hallgarten Franchetti - Villa Montesca and CESIE), The Netherlands (GALE - The Global Alliance for LGBT Education), Spain (Asociación Cívica de Comunicación y Educación “Sophia” - ACCESO) and the UK (Merseyside Expanding Horizons). GALE is the lead partner. If you are interested to apply for a position in one of the national or in the European Feedback Committees, please contact one of the partners or email@example.com.
See also the article on the EAN website