The GEM project was initiated by staff in Dublin City University (DCU) who were joined by four partners in Spain, Italy, Greece and The Netherlands all of whom are passionate about gender equality rights as a way of tackling gender stereotyping, gender-based bullying and gender-based violence (GBV). 

You can find details of the consortium partners below. The GEM project welcomes queries from and collaborations with students, schools, educators, parents, policy-makers, NGOs and other interested organisations to progress the key aims outlined above. In the first instance, please contact the national partner relevant for your country, or [email protected].

The National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (Dublin City University)

Contact: Dr. Seline Keating
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @KeatingSeline


The GEM partnership is led by Dr. Seline Keating (Principal Investigator). She is assisted by Dr. Bernie Collins and Derek Laffan. The project’s financial manager is Sarah Hayes from STEPS, DCU.

The National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) is a university designated research centre located in Dublin City University ‘s (DCU) Institute of Education. The work of ABC builds on over 22 years of research started in 1996 by Professor Mona O’ Moore.

The objectives of the Centre are aligned to support the UN’s overarching goal to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030 (SDG4) and the implementation of the Government of Ireland’s Action Plan on Bullying (2013).

The Centre’s activities are supported by the Department of Education & Skills under the Action Plan on Bullying (2013), the EU Erasmus+ Framework Program for Education, Training, Youth and Sport, DCU Research and Innovation Unit, Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Research Council, the Fulbright Commission, the Ireland Canada University Foundation, DCU Institute of Education, the Health Services Executive (HSE) and the European Commission.

Our team work in a collaborative environment in which they study the multi-factored causes of the problem of bullying and translate our findings into resources and training to tackle bullying. The Centre hosts the International Journal of Bullying Prevention and in 2019 hosted the World Anti-Bullying Forum in DCU.


Social Action and Innovation Center (KMOP)

Contact: Panagiota Kokoliou
Email: [email protected] 

KMOP is the Social Action and Innovation Centre (Greece). With more than 40 years of accumulated experience in supporting disadvantaged groups. Founded in 1977, KMOP is one of the oldest NGOs in Greece. KMOP has various offices in Greece and has representative offices in Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Albania, Serbia and Brussels.

In a rapidly changing world where existing theories and ideologies cannot give answers to the contemporary problems, our scope is to contribute actively by developing and implementing a variety of tools, programmes and policies. Apart from direct provision of services through decentralised community based facilities, counseling and educational services, we are active in scientific research and in the provision of capacity building to public authorities and CSOs. Our partners reflect our global nature as we work across countries and across sectors. 

We are extremely passionate about what we do and what we achieve.

Fondazione Mondo Digitale (FMD)

Contact: Annaleda Mazzucato
Email: [email protected]


Fondazione Mondo Digitale (FMD) is a non-profit foundation based in Rome (Italy), founded by the Municipality of Rome and 5 ICT companies. It works for an inclusive knowledge society by blending innovation, education, inclusion and fundamental values. Its mission is to promote social learning, social innovation and e-inclusion, with special attention to categories at risk of exclusion. FMD operates at local, national and international level encouraging the inclusive use of ICT in different sectors: Education for life, Educational Robotics, Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity, Social Innovation and Young Entrepreneurship, Integration of migrants & refugees.

FMD headquarters are located at the Rome “Educational City”, a center dedicated to the best practices of innovation in education. Within the center the first Innovation Gym for experiential learning and the practice of innovation was established:

University of Murcia 
Group of Research in Educational Technology (GITE)

Contact person: Paz Prendes-Espinosa
Email: [email protected]



GITE (Spain) is specialized in exploring the uses of ICT to learn in formal and informal contexts, always from the pedagogical point of view. Nevertheless, apart from our normal cooperation with other colleagues from education, we collaborate with several technological researchers and developers as well, in order to enrich and complement our vision.

GITE’s research interests include the following major topics:

Learning, in formal and informal contexts, always from the pedagogical point of view. Nevertheless, apart from our normal cooperation with other colleagues from education, we collaborate as well with several technological researchers and developers, in order to enrich and complement our vision. The GITE’s research interests include, but is not limited to, the following major topics:

  • Personal Learning Environments PLE
  • ICT enhanced activities for education (different levels)
  • ICT for VET
  • ICT in Hospital Schools
  • Social Networks and Web 2.0 for learning
  • Semantic technologies and its relations with education
  • Augmented Scenarios for learning

European School Heads Association (ESHA)

Contact: Edwin Katerberg
Email: [email protected]


The European School Heads Association (The Netherlands), is a professional organization for European School Heads. Members of ESHA are national organisations for school heads and deputy school heads within (pre-) primary, secondary and vocational education. Nearly all European countries (both EU and non-EU) are represented within ESHA by one or more organisations.

ESHA is an international community in which experiences, visions and views between members are exchanged and in which new ideas are born. ESHA connects school leaders, researchers and policy makers with the collective aim to learn from each other and improve education.