July 7 -8, 2016

The final event of Daphne Project “Anti-bullying strategies in schools” was held in San Leucio and in Caserta on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th July 2016.
The meeting was coordinated by Icaro, a non-profit Consortium of Social Cooperatives. It involved five European partner organizations to the project:

  • Associazione Nazionali Scuole Italiane (ANSI) - Italy
  • The Northampton Centre for Learning Behaviour(NCfLB) - UK
  • InspectoratulScolarJudetean Prahova (ISJP) - Romania
  • ConfederaciónEspañola de Centros de Enseñanza (CECE) - Spain
  • OsnovnašolaA.M. SlomškaVrhnika (OSAMS) - Slovenia

The two-day final event was organized in two steps:

On Thursday, 7th partners held a final workshop at the conference room of Real Sitodel Belvedere in San Leucio.

The workshop was aimed atraising awareness of bullying in schools and informing of all the initiatives taken by partner associations and participating schools in order to reduce bullying and create a climate of convivençia.

Mr. Griffo, the moderator of the meeting and the representative of Icaro, presented the project "Anti-bullying strategies in schools", which was aimed at preventing and reducing violence in schools. The project was structured in four phases:1. research and analysis; 2. school leaders training; 3. monitoring; 4. implementation and dissemination.

Icaro in collaboration with ANSI involvedfivelocalschools: "Luigi Perna" - Avellino; "Don Milani-Dorso" – San Giorgio a Cremano (NA); "Principe di Piemonte – R. Perla" – Santa Maria Capua Vetere (CE); "Leonardo da Vinci" – Villa Literno (CE); "Sac. R. Calederisi" – Villa di Briano (CE).

Mr. Castelletti,professor at Istitutocomprensivo “Principe di Piemonte – R. Perla”, reportedthe results of pilot questionnaires given to students, teacher coordinators, school leaders and school staff. She also told of what was done in her school to identify issues and address the causes of bullying through activities such as writing laboratories, flash mobs, school newspapers.

Mr. Gittings, co-director of the NCfLB,reported the situation of bullying in UK schools (i.e.,approximately 16000 children absent from school because of bullying) and what activities were done in UK pilot schools to raise awareness and reduce bullying, such as developing and implementing school action plans; training school staff; carrying out the AAB on-line review with school leaders, staff, students and parents; supporting schools and developing an email network, NCfLB website and telephone help line.

Mr. Graur, official spokesman of InspectoratulScolar Prahova, reported the situation in Prahova (i.e. 3 children out of 10 are threatened with violence by their peers) and whatwas done in schools to make students, school staff and families aware of the problem. Some effective initiatives concerned informing and giving piloting questionnaires, training school staff, targeting the bullying issues and involving local authorities’ representatives.

Mr. Santamaria,of CECE project team, presented the CECE project's targets and source of funding and its main activities such as school staff training, implementation of technological innovation in the Education Centres, participation to European projects, legal counseling to the Education Centres and assistance for the implementation.

Prof. Delgado presented the anti-bullying project held by Escuelas del Ave María in Malaga to create a climate of convivençia in the school.

Ms Glavič, from OSAMS, reported the several initiatives taken in her school to raise awareness, improve the learning environment, identify issues and address the causes of bullying and other forms of violence. The whole school was successfully involved in the anti-bullying project through activities such as pilot questionnaires, school staff training, creative laboratories.

On Friday, 8th the partners met at the conference room at Hotel Royal in Caserta to discuss the following points:

  • Materials improvement and the development of an AAB database of resources for schools
    • to improve school leaders training materials, provide translations of AAB Handbook in five languages (English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian and Slovenian) and give resources to teachers.
  • Sustainability
    • to ensure sustainability at both national and European level.
  • Results of the AAB Review
    • to analyse results, find weak points and investigate new strategies to engage parents.
  • The future of the partnership
    • to seek some other project opportunities and involve other organizations.

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