The ABC (Anti-Bullying Certification) project aims to develop a certification process to support schools in developing an effective anti-bullying policy, which includes sensitive attention to more general social inclusion and to 21th Century conflict solving skills among both students and school staff.


  • To create more safety in secondary schools on the level of students, including socially marginalized groups
  • To support teaching staff in developing competences to deal with conflict, bullying, social exclusion and discrimination, with special attention to minors groups
  • To support school managers to guide and facilitate a school innovation process towards these ends
  • To start a discussion in EU Member States on more effective ways to make school safer and to meliorate citizenship education
  • To develop a sustainable way to continuously stimulate and support anti-bullying and social inclusion policies on the European level.


  • Certification Procedure – a social competence and citizenship quality assurance system
  • International Learning Activities in Italy with students and teachers
  • School safety survey: two questionnaires target to secondary school students and secondary school staff
  • Interventions Toolkit available online with description, objectives, context, expected impact and possible variation for its use in specific situations
  • Manual for trainers and education materials for the implementation of School Visitations and Trainings


  • Researching of good practices that aim to prevent and/or tackle bullying
  • Developing Certification Procedure that will enable participating schools to manage a continuous monitoring process to enhance safety and inclusion in school
  • School visitation, interactive one day events exploration into the school safety and inclusion situation carried on by schools staff and students
  • Trainings in schools to inform students and staff about scientific findings and the positive and negative impacts of interventions in case of bullying
  • Administration of School Safety Survey to students and staff of secondary school
  • National and International Feedback Committee involvement will debate of the need of school on safety and inclusion


  • Coordinator: GALE – Stichting The Global Alliance for LGBT education (Netherlands)
  • Fondazione Hallgarten-Franchetti Centro Studi Villa Montesca (Italy)
  • CESIE (Italy)
  • Merseyside Expanding Horizons Limited (United Kingdom)
  • Asociación Civica de Comunicación y Educación Sophia (Spain)
  • The Smile of the Child (Greece)
  • European Antibullying Network