Effective Environmental Strategies for the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse among Adolescents in Europe
Monday, 25th February, 2013
11.00 am to 4.00 pm
EUROCARE offices, Rue Archimede 17, 1000 Brussels (Belgium)
This is the final conference of the EC funded project Effective Environmental Strategies for the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse among Adolescents in Europe (AAA-Prevent).
The consumption of alcohol among young people in Europe has risen during the past years. Several studies indicate that one quarter to one third of all adolescents drink alcohol. Not only the number of young people drinking alcohol is growing; problematic drinking (e.g. drunkenness and binge drinking) is an issue of growing importance.
During this three year project, a team of researchers studied the use of alcohol among European adolescents and identified and analyzed risk factors that influence alcohol use in adolescence. The team confronted these risk factors with different possible effective strategies for the prevention of alcohol abuse among adolescents that had been implemented in different European countries. They analyzed existing environmental strategies at different governance levels.
The results are presented in the book ‘Alcohol-use Among Adolescents in Europe; Environmental Research and Preventive Actions’.
The final project conference will be held on the 25th of February, 2013 at Eurocare’s offices in Brussels. The aim of the conference is to disseminate the findings of this large-scale research study to a broad European audience of researchers, practitioners and policy makers. The ultimate goal is to present the results with specific attention to policy implications for alcohol prevention in Europe.
For more information about the event please contact the Eurocare Secretariat (Tel: +32 2 736 05 72, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
PRESENTATIONS ( Click here to download a full version of the programme)
-Opening speech (European Commission, DG Research - tbc)
-Alcohol-use Among Adolescents in Europe (Dr. Majone Steketee, Verwey-Jonker Institute, chair AAA-prevent team)
-Alcohol consumption patterns of young adolescents in Europe (Prof. Dr. Renate Soellner, Germany)
-Risk factors of alcohol consumption in different domains and on different levels: A multilevel approach (Dr. Harrie Jonkman, the Netherlands)
-Effective programs (Dr. Anna Markina, Estonia)
-Policies and recommendations (Dr. Hans Berten, Belgium)
-Way forward at EU level (Dr. Natacha Torres Da Silva, European Commission, DG SANCO)