Project title:

A systemic approach to peer violence in educational institutions – model and guidelines

Project acronym:


Project Promoter:

Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law Ljubljana

Project Partners:

Partner 1: The Simon Jenko primary school

Partner 2: Kranj institute of Education

Partner 3: Centre for Social Care Kranj – Daily Youth and Family Centre Škrlovec

Partner 4: Association for non-violent communication

Partner 5: The European Wergeland Centre (EWC)

Partner 6: Municipality of Kranj

Project duration:

12.02.2015 - 31.08.2016

Total eligible costs of the project:

255,945.91 EUR

Project grant:

243,148.61 EUR

Programme Area:

Public health initiatives

General objective of the project:

Improved mental health services

Project summary:

The Project ''A systemic approach (NasVIZ) adopts a broader approach to recognizing, treating and preventing peer violence in educational institutions. There are no validated systemic approaches to peer violence in Slovenia. The project will remedy this by developing a model and guidelines for the prevention and treatment of violence in educational institutions. Overcoming the notion that peer violence is only a problem in the school environment, the project includes various governmental and nongovernmental organisations that function in the local community. The project’s main objective is to reduce violence in schools with the cooperation of local communities. Target groups benefiting from the project are elementary school pupils, their parents and professionals. The Norwegian partner, dedicated to promoting democratic school environments, will indicate good practices of similar models. The project will also encourage the development of a national strategy aimed at a more comprehensive approach to addressing peer violence.

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