World Anti-Bullying Forum

November 1–3, 2021

Stockholm, Sweden

Hands put together as a team

The World Anti-Bullying Forum is a global conference for researchers, policymakers and practitioners in the fight against bullying.


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Program ready WABF 2021

Program done

See what the program contains – an exciting mix of keynote sessions, workshops, plenary sessions, oral sessions, swedish fika and more.

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Registration open

Join us this autumn – choose your type of ticket and find out more about fees, ticket details and pre-conferences.

Keynote speakers WABF 2021

Our Keynote Speakers

The Forum is a meeting place for researchers and practitioners in the work against bullying. See the keynote speakers of 2021's edition.

Covid -19

The World Anti-Bullying Forum 2021 organization is planning to host a hybrid (physical and digital) conference in Stockholm 2021. In the light of the continued uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 situation we are closely following the development. The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our topmost priority. To keep up to date with the […]

World Anti-Bullying Forum Location Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre

Venue – take a look

Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre is Sweden’s newest and most versatile venue for large-scale meetings and events. Located in the heart of Stockholm, across the water from the City Hall, the modern architecture is a spectacular addition to the city skyline

World Anti-Bullying Forum Exhibitor booth

Exhibitors & Partners

We offer selected and limited opportunities to partner up with us. Read about the opportunities you have to contribute to WABF.

A series of international webinars about school bullying

Thematic webinars

As a build up to the forum in November, WABF & UNESCO invites you to four international webinars.

Aggression Workshop

University of Turku – The 25th Workshop on Aggression will take place November 4–6 at the University of Turku, Finland.


Abstract notifications

On May 17 all notifications for submitted abstracts were sent out via email. If you did not get your notification, check your spam filter

Keynote Speakers 2021

Ben Benbenishty WABF Speaker

Rami Benbenishty

Professor emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Bar Ilan University, Israel

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Riddhi and Vasundhara Oswal - Stop the B. Speakers at WABF

Riddhi & Vasundhara Oswal

Founders, #StopTheB 

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Rosario Ortega Ruiz

Rosario Ortega Ruiz

Professor of Psychology University of Cordoba

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Sebastian Wachs, University of Potsdam Germany

Sebastian Wachs

Deputy Professor for Education and Socialization Theory at the University of Potsdam

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Dorothy Espelage

Dorothy Espelage

Professor of Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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WABF Speaker Chiki Ogiue

Chiki Ogiue

Founder and Director of "Stop Bullying! Navi"

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Why we need to act

Bullying is a global problem. By sharing knowledge and experiences we can create a safer world for children and young people.

Quotes from the forum

"The conference was expertly co-ordinated. The presentations were excellent, as were the opportunities to meet and talk to the contributors."

Participant, WABF 2019

”The opportunity to immerse myself in a supportive, collaborative climate of researchers and practitioners who share a common goal. I feel so motivated to work harder on the cause of reducing bullying."

Participant, WABF 2019

”The differing approaches to the same problem provide a considerable amount of insight. One or two of the presentations were nothing short of mind-blowing.”

Participant, WABF 2017

More about the forum


Watch webinars, interviews and speakers from the conference.

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Hosts and Partners

More about the partners behind World Anti-Bullying Forum 2021, UNESCO, Friends, Partnership Against Bullying Norway and Linköping Universitet.

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Previous Forums

Read about the previous forums and find info like keynote speakers, abstract book and scientific committee.

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Organising partners

Supporting partners

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Partner Logo Linköpings Universitet
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