World Anti-Bullying Forum 2021

November 1–3, Stockholm

Welcome to Stockholm

The World Anti-Bullying Forum is an international and multidisciplinary forum whose purpose is to broaden our understanding of bullying, harassment, discrimination, ostracism, and other forms of violence among and against children and youth. The forum is a setting for multidisciplinary and cross-level dialogues, panels and meetings aimed at improving our understanding of bullying in all settings where children spend time and the efforts to stop and prevent it. The World Anti-Bullying Forum invites perspectives from different disciplines and areas such as (but not limited to) developmental and social psychology, sociology, social anthropology, education, gender studies, media studies, social work, health sciences, public health, childhood studies, political science, philosophy, and criminology.

World Anti-Bullying Forum Location Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre
WABF 2021 Stockholm Anti-Bullying

By sharing knowledge, exploring new perspectives and acknowledging that bullying and other forms of violence must be understood as a complex interplay between individual and contextual factors, we want to move forward and improve both the understanding of bullying and the responses to it.
The World Anti-Bullying Forum also provides a platform for researchers to present and discuss bullying in relation to societal and educational issues such as equality and equity, social emotional learning, rights and responsibilities, school climate, inclusion, exclusion, identity-based discrimination, etc.

If research-based knowledge is shared among those who work with and for children, and those who influence children’s living conditions, we have a better chance of effective bullying prevention. Therefore, the World Anti-Bullying Forum is a place for dialogue among researchers, practitioners, stakeholders and decision makers.

We look forward to seeing you at the third World Anti-Bullying Forum and we welcome you to Stockholm!

the Scientific committee

WABF Welcome Dinner Stockholm City Hall Yanan Li


See the daily schedule and read about our pre-conference sessions, the welcome reception, conference dinner and more.

The program is continously updated, so remember to check in once in awhile!

Program & Events

WABF Audience listening, anti-bullying forum
A man taking photos at the world anti-bullying forum


The World Anti-Bullying Forum 2021 is a hybrid conference due to the pandemic situation. This means you can participate both on site in Stockholm and online in the conference platform.

Registration & Events

Partner up with WABF

WABF 2021 is a hybrid conference, which means that you can participate either on-site at Stockholm Waterfront Congress and online at our digital conference platform. Participants online is offered a modern platform with 3D technologies. As an exhibitor you will be offered to display your company both on-site and online, and all the material is visible three months after the conference.

Forum information

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.

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Hosts & partners 2021

Get to know the hosts and partners to Wordl Anti-Bullying Forum 2021.

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Forum Contact

Conference bureau, Meetagain
Phone: +46 8 664 58 00

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General information

About the venue

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.

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Travel to the venue

How to travel to Stockholm and the conference by train, taxi, plane.

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Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre features an on-site four-star hotel, the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel. WABF 2021 Delegates will be offered a substantial discount.

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Stockholm Visitor info

Stockholm is the capital and largest city of Sweden, built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges.

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Forum Contact

Conference bureau, Meetagain
Phone: +46 8 664 58 00

All contacts


World Anti-Bullying Forum and accessibility standards.

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Series of webinars - Unesco + WABF

UNESCO and the World Anti-Bullying Forum are hosting a series of international webinars about school bullying. Four webinars will be held between March and September as stepping-stones leading up to the 2021 World Anti-Bullying Forum in November.



Scientific Committee

The purpose of the scientific committee is to ensure that WABF 2021 has a high scientific level. The scientific committee is responsible for the selection and invitation of scientific keynote speakers and are participating in rating and selection in the abstract process. We are happy to introduce the scientific committee of WABF 2021

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Other Committees

More information about the teams behind the World Anti-Bullying Forum 2021.

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General questions, wondering about travel & visit Stockholm or registration?
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Abstracts Process

Curious about the process, rules, presentation types or keywords?
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Organising partners

Supporting partners

Partner Logo Linköpings Universitet
Organizing partner IBPA Logo