Workshops Against Bullying in Athens 

On Saturday, 18.05 and Thursday, 23.05 in Athens, Greece we implemented along with our Partner SolidarityNow two successful Workshops on the «Democratic Functioning of the School as a Means of Preventing and Addressing School Violence».

“Within our Workshops in this «Classrooms Against Bullying» Project, we aimed to bring together teachers of both Primary and Secondary Formal Education and discuss, collaborate and comprehend in depth approaches and methods on the prevention of violence present in the Greek Schools, with a specific focus on bullying. Here we would like to thank the 1o Gimnasio Voulas that provided us with a place and opened their doors for our first Workshop”, says EWC project manager Marianthi Antoniou.

Participants with EWC project manager Marianthi Antoniou (to the right)

Tracing the issue took several turns and viewpoints with fruitful discussions and food for thought, while working with different tools and practices to combat violence took an alternative and interactive approach with different case studies using the Council of Europe’s relevant material ( The main pillar of both Workshops was the informative character, the understanding and the enhancement of the concept of the feeling of belonging as an integral part of a school community, taking it a step further than just the whole school life. The multiple identities of any citizen and its complexities can and are influencing one’s everyday life, thus the contribution of these Workshops to the Educators community functioned as the baseline of reflections and practices they can employ in their classrooms.  

EWC Head Trainer Angelos Vallianatos taking the workshop outside

The project will conclude in August 2024 and our final deliverable will be a Guidebook with Good Practices Against Bullying. It will then be submitted to the Institution of Educational Policy of Greece (IEP).  

𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺𝘀 𝗔𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝘂𝗹𝗹𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 (𝗖𝗔𝗕) is implemented by SolidarityNow and the European Wergeland Centre and is financed by EEA and Norway Grants, with ΣΟΛ Crowe and HumanRights360 as fund operators.