The aims of the project are:
(1) to consolidate, maintain and broaden the Club Health network, bringing together a wide range of institutions, researchers, professionals and non-governmental organisations (NGO) in the field of youth risk behaviour;
(2) to undertake impact assessment of implementation of strategies and laws;
(3) to develop an inventory of effective evidence-based legislative and policy measures; and,
(4) to build capacity at country, regional and local levels for effective implementation of legislative and policy measures through pilot trainings, workshops, seminar and conferences.
The Club Health project, with 20 associated and 15 collaborating partners from 15 EU Member States and Norway, will support the European Commission (EC) in its public health and other related strategies to reduce the social costs and harm associated with nightlife youth risk behaviours.
To achieve these objectives, the project will utilize the networking methodology to exchange experience and good or promising measures, data collection and techniques to document implementation of strategies and laws, legislative and policy measures, impact assessment methodology, and capacity building through piloting training, running workshops, seminar, conferences, and auditing.
The main expected results include a vibrant Club Health network, an inventory of effective legislative and policy measures, and enhanced capacity on country, regional and local levels to implement effective measures. The approach will develop recommended standards, city criteria for measures of implementation and training models supported by different guidelines and recommendations, and assessment of the implementation of strategies and laws at the country level.