VISION AND MISSION
At the end of the conference, a number of organizations decided to consolidate their cooperation and to establish hereto a European Anti- bullying Network, EAN.
EAN was conceived as an “umbrella organization”, providing members with a platform and framework to join forces, exchange good practices and materials, and thus develop common actions to motivate all parties involved in the bullying phenomenon: not only children who suffered from bullying, but also teachers and educators, parents and children who exercise bullying, who are in fact often not really aware of the serious consequences of their behaviour and acts of bullying. EAN was formally established and registered as an international umbrella organization, specifically an iinternational non-profit association (AISBL) in 2015, under Belgian law.
OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES
The main objectives of the European Antibullying Network (EAN) are:
To coordinate anti-bullying actions and initiatives at the European level and develop partnerships across Europe
To campaign and advocate for a common European strategy against bullying in Europe and monitor and influence policies at national and European levels
To produce and promote the exchange of good practices, enforce capacity building and provide tools and trainings to professionals working in the field
To raise awareness among the general public and empower children and young people as well as parents and teachers on how to tackle bullying
EAN POLICY PAPER
EAN and its member organizations are aware of the huge challenge implied in its broad call for action, as described below.
EAN’s membership is widely spread out over the entire European continent and consequently brings together anti-bullying approaches and strategies which have been designed in accordance with and respectful of local conditions of culture and society.
EAN considers this to be a valuable asset in view of a cooperation with institutions, public and nongovernmental, to work towards objectives of Responsible Leadership as described below.
EUROPEAN ANTI-BULLYING NETWORK: A POLICY PAPER – English version
EUROPEAN ANTI-BULLYING NETWORK: A POLICY PAPER – Greek version
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is composed of the following individual members:
Board of Directors
European Antibullying Network-EAN
The current Board of Directors (BoD) was appointed by the General Assembly of EAN during the extraordinary meeting that took place on 25 June 2020.
The President of “The Smile of the Child”, Mr. Costas Yannopoulos, was reelected for the fourth consecutive time to serve as President of the BoD, reflecting members’ appreciation of “The Smile of the Child”, and his personal dedication and commitment to the issues and ideals of the Network.
The BoD of EAN is composed of eminent members of the international community:
Mr. Costas Yannopoulos,
EAN President / President, Board of Directors, The Smile of the Child, Greece
Mrs. Maria Rita Bracchini,
EAN Vice-President and Treasurer / Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca, Italy
- Mrs. Stacey Robinson,
EAN Board Member / Psychologist/Transnational Project Manager,
Merseyside Expanding Horizons, UK
- Mrs. Deppy Courpa,
EAN Board Member/ Psychologist, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece
- Mrs. Ioana Sandru,
EAN Board Member/ Psychologist, President, Asociatia Direct, Romania
- Mrs. Rossanka Venelinova,
EAN Board Member/ President, Nadja Center Foundation, Bulgaria
- Mr. Ferran Calvo Adalid,
EAN Board Member / President, Baobab, Spain
- Mr. Gonzalo Santamaria,
EAN Board Member / Project Manager, ACCESO, Spain
- Mrs. Francesca Scandroglio,
EAN Board Member / Consultant on Research, Research, Study and Development,
Telefono Azzurro, Italy
About the European Antibullying Network-EAN
In 2013 “The Smile of the Child” implemented as coordinator 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 on a European level. The project was funded by the EU Programme Daphne III (DG Justice) and stemmed from the need of a unified European coordination and networking of all actors involved in addressing the phenomenon. The Network was indeed established in 2014, counting today 21 members from 14 countries across Europe.
EAN is active in promoting best practices and a common approach to preventing and addressing bullying, thus benefiting children who have been victimized, teachers, parents, public services and entities through useful tools and resources to support them in their fight against bullying
The Network aims to achieve the following main objectives:
- to coordinate anti-bullying initiatives and develop partnerships across Europe,
- to campaign and advocate for a common European strategy against bullying in Europe, as well as monitor and influence policies at national and European levels,
- to produce and promote the exchange of good practices, enforce capacity building and provide tools and training to professionals working in the field,
- to raise awareness among the general public and empower children and young people, as well as parents and teachers, on how to tackle bullying.
“The Smile of the Child” holds the Presidency of EAN, but also hosts the Secretariat of the Network.
Please contact us for further information.
EAN Press Office
Tel +30 210 3606140
The General Assembly is composed on the following member Organizations:
- Nadja Centre Foundation, ΒULGARIA
- Τhe Center for Missing and Exploited Children, CROATIA
- Cyprus Observatory on Violence in Schools (COVS), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, CYPRUS
- REACTION, CYPRUS
- Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, FINLAND
- The Smile of the Child, GREECE
- Ellinogermaniki Agogi, GREECE
- Educators' Centre Association, HUNGARY
- The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (I.S.P.C.C.), IRELAND
- Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca, ITALY
- COOS MARCHE, ITALY
- Risorsa Cittadino, ITALY
- SOS II Telefono Azzuro ONLUS, ITALY
- Child Line Lithuania, LITHUANIA
- Families for Lifelong Learning, MALTA
- SEMPER, NORTHERN MACEDONIA
- Asociatia DIRECT, ROMANIA
- Confederacion Espanola de Centros de Ensenanza (CECE), SPAIN
- Baobab Association, SPAIN
- ACCESO, SPAIN
- Merseyside Expanding Horizons, UK
- The distinguished late Professor of Psychology and world-leading expert in the area of bullying and cyberbullying, Dan Olweus, served as Honorary Member of the Board.
- The Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of London, Peter Smith, serves as Honorary Member of the Board.
The administrative structure of the Network was established with the adoption of its Statute during the inaugural Conference of the project that was held in Athens, on 13 June 2014.
The administrative needs of the Network are currently covered by the Secretariat, which is hosted by "The Smile of the Child". The Secretariat is led by and EAN Coordinator and supported by additional staff.
EAN is currently composed of 21 civil society organizations from 14 European countries.
A list of member organizations participating in the EAN network is as follows:
The Smile of the Child
Projects — Nadja Centre Foundation (centrenadja.com)
Τhe Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Cyprus Observatory on Violence in Schools (COVS)
Mannerheim League for Child Welfare
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (I.S.P.C.C.)
Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca
SOS II Telefono Azzuro ONLUS
Child Line Lithuania
Families for Lifelong Learning
Confederacion Espanola de Centros de Ensenanza (CECE)
ACCESO, SPAIN à Asociacion Civica de Comunicacion y Educacion “Sophia” ACCESO
Merseyside Expanding Horizons
Educators’ Center Association (ECA)
JOIN THE NETWORK
Through the EAN Membership your organization will become a part of a vibrant and active network which has as its goals to coordinate anti-bullying actions and initiatives at the European level, to promote a common European strategy against bullying, to facilitate the exchange of good practices and the provision of trainings to different professionals working in the field, and to raise awareness on the phenomenon among the general public and actors involved in this serious problem.LEARN MORE