How we work together

Friends believes in togetherness. Through national and international partnerships with schools, universities, researchers, pre-schools, organisations, municipalities, businesses, sports clubs, authorities and others, we create synergies that bring all of us closer to a world where no child is subjected to bullying.

Training partnerships

We partner with schools, pre-schools and sports clubs to which we provide training. We work together to promote long-term, systematic efforts to bring about change, where Friends provides staff and management with the expertise and tools to create a safe environment for children and young people.

Research partnerships

In conjunction with universities in Sweden and abroad, we conduct research projects that develop and supplement our knowledge of how to best stop bullying and discrimination.

Global partnerships

The expertise and experience we obtain from our own training and research partnerships, we disseminate to other foundations, organisations, authorities and other stakeholders who work to prevent bullying around the world.

Organisational partnerships

Together with other non-profit organisations, we initiate projects that focus on specific issues related to bullying, such as sexual harassment, neurodevelopmental disorders and unaccompanied minors applying for asylum.

Municipal and business partnerships

Friends’ exchanges and partnerships with municipalities, principals and businesses are important as a means of involving all parts of society in the efforts to stop bullying. Their financial support is also crucial in order to enable us to offer subsidised training to more schools, pre-schools and sports clubs.

Would you like to partner with us?

Training? Research partnership? Sharing knowledge? Sponsorship? Or some other form of partnership? Let’s talk about how we can work together to prevent bullying!

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The partnership with Friends was pivotal in initiating the international research project, SEXED, which focuses on mapping and analysing different methods, as well as on developing measures for reducing online sexual harassment and sextortion. Partnerships like these are crucial in bridging the gap between research and real-world applications.

Mairéad Foody
Researcher at Dublin City University and head of research in the SEXED project

Child Line has worked with Friends since 2016. The partnership has enabled us to offer the methods and approaches that used by Friends to Lithuanian schools, adapted to a Lithuanian context, we have informed the public about how important the issue of bullying is by translating and disseminating the commercials produced by Friends. We have also learnt about Swedish legislation, which has strengthened our advocacy vis-à-vis politicians in Lithuania. We are looking forward to many years of close collaboration with Friends.

Robertas Povilaitis
Head of Operations, Child Line, Lithuania