ENABLE (European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments) is an EU-funded project to combat bullying and contribute to the wellbeing of young people through their social and emotional development. ENABLE is the first pan-European collaboration between public agencies and businesses to combat bullying.
ENABLE will conduct research into bullying activity, provide resources for schools and organise peer-mentoring schemes. ENABLE will be implemented in a half dozen countries across Europe, rolled out to 6,000 young people ages 11-14 years, 2,000 parents and at least 30 schools.
ENABLE will be implemented by six core partners based in five different countries across the European Union: the Centre for Digitale Paedagogik (Denmark); the Princess Diana Awards (UK); the South West Grid for Learning (UK); Partners in Learning (Croatia), and for Adolescent Health (Greece). It is coordinated by European Schoolnet, a not-for profit consortium of 31 Ministries of Education.
The two-year project is built around three axes:
- Fostering socio-emotional development of young people, by increasing their empathy and self-esteem through social and emotional learning modules that can be integrated into the curriculum. Teachers and parents will be trained through online courses and in national and European communities of practice;
- Enhancing young people’s self-awareness, and their ability to objectively reflect on their behaviour and how their actions impact on others (i.e. meta-cognition) using self-monitoring techniques, such as daily logs and peer reviewing of their own photo/video productions;
- Providing better routes to help for young people through a training module for professionals working with children/young people, policy-making support for schools in dealing with issues that often occur or are initiated outside the school context, and innovative digital tools to reduce the impact of bullying incidents. Training and peer support for parents will ensure a 360 degree approach.
- Children aged 11-14 (direct 4000 including 1000 ‘at risk’, indirect: more than 6 million)
- Parents (direct: 7000, indirect: more than 10 million)
- Schools (direct: 30, indirect: 200 000)
- Teachers (direct: 1500, indirect: 2 million)
- Actors working with teachers (direct: 30, indirect: 300 000)
- Ministries of Education (indirect: 31)
- Industry, social media, developers (indirect: 35).
- European Schoolnet (Belgium) - coordinator
- Centre for Digitale Paedagogik (Denmark)
- Princess Diana Awards (UK)
- South West Grid for Learning (UK)
- Partners in Learning (Croatia)
- For Adolescent Health (Greece)
- A systematic review of anti-bullying methodologies available on structured data sheets under open licence
- An accessible book on bullying and anti-bullying methodologies
- Lesson plans and modules, applying social and emotional learning methodology, easily integrated into school curricula
- Peer training resources and courses for pupils and parents
- Adaptable courses and peer training for teachers, school staff, young people
- Training sessions specifically for parents
- Training material and training for helplines and school psychologists
- Innovative on- and offline applications for youth to reflect on and counter bullying
Dissemination and awareness raising activities include international conferences, workshops for teachers, trainee teachers, parents and young people, partners’ active communication channels, including social media, and tailored media campaigns.