Migration and School Bullying Conference in Albania

DCU Anti-Bullying Centre (ABC) was represented at a meeting of the TRIBES Project in Albania on 6th and 7th September 2022. The project is focused on migration and school bullying and involves 118 researchers from Europe, Australia and the USA.

The conference was chaired by DCU’s UNESCO Chair Prof. James O’Higgins Norman who reminded delegates of the importance of the project given the current context of migration in Europe and the war in Ukraine.

ABC Research Fellows Dr. Audrey Doyle and Dr. Niamh O’Brien presented a keynote paper on Participatory Action Research (PAR) with students tackling school bullying. Dr. Amalee Meehan, ABC Research Fellow, led a working group on Governmental Policies on Migration and Schools, and Dr. Angela Mazzone ABC Post-Doctoral Researcher led a working group on school climate.

The conference was opened by the Rector of the Mediterranean University of Albania, Prof. Adrian Civici. A key recommendation from the conference was that school curricula should be culturally competent in order to support the integration of migrant children in schools and wider society.

More information on www.tribesproject.com.

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