The International Network Combating School Bullying and Violence was launched in 2005 as a result of the conference ‘Taking fear out of schools’ hosted by Norway in 2004. Its aim is to stimulate and support more effective anti-bullying measures. It does this by:
Sharing and disseminating information on experience, research and good practice in the field;
Providing a platform for co-operation on particular issues, for example on problems of implementation or evaluation;
Facilitating contacts – for example among practitioners in different countries, or between researchers on the one hand and policy-makers and practitioners on the other;
Providing a point of linkage with other international networks working in related fields.
The international co-coordinator of the network for 2007-2008 is Dr Alojz Nociar from the Slovak Republic.