ARBAX is a multilateral project, funded by a grant from the European Union Lifelong Learning Programme, Comenius initiative grant number 518614-LLP-1-2011-1-ES-COMENIUS-CMP .
The project commenced in January 2012 and will be completed in December 2013.
The main aim of the project is to contribute to preventing and combating bullying in schools, focusing on racial bullying. Multiethnic school environments, resulting from migration and globalization, are experiencing new forms of violence directed towards pupils coming from different social, cultural and ethnical environments. ARBAX shows pupils how different identities and cultures can peacefully coexist together and how ethnic stereotypes and prejudices can contribute to bullying incidents. The project will design an ICT tool which comprises a 3D video game and a social network that can be accessed by pupils. Through these, an anti-bullying, anti-racism and anti-xenophobia campaign will be promoted.
The main target group will be secondary school students. Other target groups are teachers and school staff and all persons involved in educational activities with children.
The main ouputs of this project are the ARBAX 3D simulation game and the Social Network.