World Anti-Bullying Forum 2025

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


Uniting Against Bullying: Join us in Stavanger in 2025

Bullying is a serious, globally widespread, problem. Preventing and intervening against bullying is an international priority for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

The World Anti-Bullying Forum (WABF) is the largest international and multidisciplinary conference on the topic of bullying. The biennial conference brings together experts from various disciplines in the fields of research, practice, and policymaking. In 2025, WABF is hosted by the Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research in Education, University of Stavanger, in collaboration with Partnership against Bullying Norway. It will take place on June 11-13, 2025. Please save the date!

The goal of WABF 2025 is to increase the understanding of bullying and other forms of violence and discriminating behavior, and to promote prevention and intervention against bullying across different contexts.

WABF 2025 will host discussions, panels, and meetings, such as scientific communications (symposia, oral and poster presentations), and workshops for policymakers and practitioners from kindergarten, schools, and other life-contexts where bullying may occur. As a multiprofessional and multidisciplinary conference, WABF 2025 invites contributions from different groups of practitioners, policymakers, and researchers from the fields of psychology, education, sociology, gender studies, media studies, social work, health sciences, public health, law studies, childhood studies, political science, philosophy, and criminology.

We are happy to welcome you to the WABF 2025, and to Stavanger!

Photo: Region Stavanger/Eduardo Grund


Boat house in sunset. Photo: Brian Tallman/Region Stavanger

Dates and program

The fifth World Anti-Bullying Forum will be held in Stavanger, June 11-13, 2025. The program consists of sessions with researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers in a mix of oral presentations, panel debates, posters, keynote speeches, and workshops. The program covers various aspects of bullying and what is required for all children and young people to experience […]

Old Stavanger. Photo: Sven Erik Knoff/Region Stavanger

Call for abstracts and registration

WABF 2025 welcomes researchers on bullying to present their work as symposia, individual posters, or oral presentations. Further, we welcome presentations from policymakers and practitioners from kindergartens, preschools, schools, support systems for children and youth, and other contexts where bullying can occur. Projects that show how policy and research-based knowledge are implemented in schools, kindergartens, […]

The Conference Venue

WABF 2025 will be held at Stavanger Forum, one of Norway’s largest conference and exhibition centers.
It is a 15-minute drive from Stavanger Airport and a 5-minute drive from Stavanger city center.

Adress: Gunnar Warebergs Gate 13, 4021 Stavanger

Stavanger Forum