World Anti-Bullying Forum 2025

June 11-13, 2025, we welcome you to The Centre for Learning Environment at University of Stavanger, Norway!


WABF 2025 to Norway

The Centre for Learning Environment at University of Stavanger (UiS) have been selected to host the World Anti-Bullying Forum 2025, under the leadership of Professor Hildegunn Fandrem and in collaboration with the Teacher Education programs at UiS, the Knowledge Centre for Education and Partnership against Bullying.

– Norway stands out as a pioneering country both in terms of research on bullying, and in practical prevention efforts. Therefore, we are delighted that WABF 2025 will be in Norway, where so much knowledge and important initiatives are gathered at the University of Stavanger and in the Partnership against Bullying, says Frida Warg, Managing Director of the World Anti-Bullying Forum and Head of Research and Development at Friends, which is the founders of the conference.

– We look forward to welcoming the global bullying prevention community back to the Nordic region” she says.
WABF is organized every two years and have previously been held in Stockholm (2017 and 2021), Dublin (2019) and Raleigh (2023). The conference brings together researchers, decision-makers, organizations, kindergarten teachers, teachers, politicians and kindergarten and school leaders. WABF 2025 will take place 11–13 June.

– The fact that so many people from different fields and with different roles in bullying prevention are gathered in one place can increase our common understanding of the important work and is essential when we are actively researching and working further in the work against bullying,” says Fandrem.
To end violence against and between children the Swedish NGO Friends initiated the World Anti-Bullying Forum in 2017. The forum hosts discussions, panels, and meetings that aim to improve our understanding of bullying in all settings where children spend time, as well as efforts to stop and prevent it.
“It’s an honor to host this conference in Norway. This is a very important meeting point in the work and research against bullying,” says Professor Hildegunn Fandrem.

Photo: Region Stavanger/Eduardo Grund