The Alcohol and Drug Prevention Among Youth -project mapped out and subsequently performed a situation analysis of the alcohol and drug situation among youth and the structures and activities of local prevention work. It assessed the needs of the participating communities, created a foundation for subsequent efforts to measure and increase the communities’ readiness for the implementation of project activities and provided a basis for the mobilisation of local actors and created a cross-border network of public health specialists, practitioners and policy-makers.
During the duration of the project, the participating municipalities became equipped with good tools to continue the alcohol and drug prevention work. Competences of the specialists in the municipalities were strengthened, multi-professional cooperation improved and, importantly, the political support to the issues of alcohol and drug prevention among youth increased. As a result of the project, a better understanding by different non-health sectors on their role and responsibility in alcohol and drug prevention among youth has been achieved.
Full name: Alcohol and Drug Prevention Among Youth (ADPY): Situation Analysis for Evidence Based Policies
Start date: 29 September 2012
End date: 28 December 2013
Financing agencies: European Union
Budget: EUR 375,085
Lead partner: NDPHS Secretariat (SE)
Project partners: Stockholm County Council (SE), Federal Research Institute for Health Care Organisation and Information (RU), Fund of Overcoming of Demographic Crisis, Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis (IS), Klaipeda City Public Health Bureau (LT), Klaipeda District Municipality Public Health Bureau (LT), Nynäshamn Municipality (SE), Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs (SE), Turku University of Applied Sciences (FI)