Population groups / Projects

First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
ENYPAT Framework Project 2003 [ENYPAT]
1) SPRING SCHOOL : The main objective was to provide further education to health professionals in the area of smoking prevention and cessation as the experience had shown that surprisingly little up-t...
1) SPRING SCHOOL : The main objective was to provide further education to health professionals in the area of smoking prevention and cessation as the experience had shown that surprisingly little up-to-date knowledge was available in the various organisations within Europe, and this course was the only occasion for that purpose at the European level. The Spring School was a valuable tool in construction effective and concrete networking in the enlarged EU in the area of public health. A total number of 50 participants took part in the programme every year and participation was encouraged from all the 30 countries participating in the EU Public Health Programme. New European-wide initiatives were awaited as a result of information flow and networking.
2) QUIT AND WIN : The Quit and Win – Don`t Start and Win (Quit and Win) Competition was a school, youth and community based smoking cessation and prevention programme that has been carried out annually in different European countries since 1999-2000. The target group was young people aged 14-24 years old. The main objective was to reduce smoking prevalence and consumption in young people.
3) SMOKEFREE CLASS COMPETITION was a school-based primary smoking prevention programme for pupils aged 11 – 14 years. The programme focused on the promotion of strategies focusing on health education. In particular, the programme aimed to: 1. prevent or delay the onset of smoking in adolescents, 2. motivate already smoking pupils to quit, 3. de-normalise smoking and establish non-smoking as the normal behaviour in pupils.
4) SMOKING CESSATION aimed to • Review and disseminate findings from Literature Reviews in Holland and Wales (Welsh review available at www.healthewales.org.uk) ; • Review and disseminate good practice from evaluated projects in Denmark, Holland and Wales in relation to adolescent smoking cessation in a range of settings across the EU ; • Identify the needs of each participating country and agree their objectives, methodology and evaluation processes (with the assistance of the external evaluator) for adolescent smoking cessation ; • Implement a pilot adolescent cessation programme in 12 countries
• Evaluate and report on key findings and make recommendations for future adolescent cessation activity.
Start date: 01/01/2004 - End date: 01/01/2005
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2003)
Topic: Population groups
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Centre AIDS & Mobility A&M [-]
The general aim of the project was to develop and exchange solutions to handle specific issues relating to the vulnerability of mobile and migrant populations, with a specific focus on young people to...
The general aim of the project was to develop and exchange solutions to handle specific issues relating to the vulnerability of mobile and migrant populations, with a specific focus on young people to HIV/AIDS.

More specifically, the objectives of the project was: - to collect and disseminate in-depth information, including epidemiological developments, regarding mobile populations in the European Member States and the applicant countries;
- to stimulate collaboration and networking between European Member States and applicant countries on the issue of (young) migrants;
- to stimulate links and collaboration between governmental and non-governmental organisations in the area of migration and youth at the national and the European level, with a focus on active involvement of the respective populations/communities;
- to assess and document best practice with respect to prevention, care and support in Europe in the field of HIV/AIDS and migrant, mobile & young people;
- to continue developing new approaches in regard to effective HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, concerning migrant, mobile and young populations;
- to provide health professionals in the field of migration and youth with the opportunity of skills building and exchange of knowledge and expertise;
- to operate a helpdesk and make information and consultancy available to a wide network of professionals in the field and to policy makers at the national and the European level.
Start date: 01/01/2004 - End date: 01/01/2007
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2003)
Topic: Population groups
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
PEER-education-project for young drivers to prevent alcohol and drugs in connection with road use - Drive Clean! - [ Peer Drive Clean]
The aim of PEER-Drive Clean! is to sensitize youths and young adults between 18 and 24 years old to the dangers of alcohol and drug use and to achieve a modification of the eventual high risk drug use...
The aim of PEER-Drive Clean! is to sensitize youths and young adults between 18 and 24 years old to the dangers of alcohol and drug use and to achieve a modification of the eventual high risk drug use of the target group at an early stage. Peer-Drive Clean! will make clear to the youths and young adults the incompatibility of alcohol/drug use and the road use with the help of creative messages. PEER-Drive Clean! takes advantage of the young person’s high motivation for driving. The target group should be convinced through face-to-face actions of PEER educators to abandon the consume of intoxicating substances while driving a motorized vehicle. These personal communication actions will be designed in such a way that the target group will be personally reached through an orientation towards personal experiences. The message will be: Zero tolerance on alcohol - "Drive Clean!" The Programme PEER-Drive Clean! will include the setting up of an European discussion forum about the existing prevention offers for young people with the priority "alcohol, drugs and road use", using the peer education approach as well. In this forum, information will come together about how serious the problem of "alcohol and drugs in connection with road use" in the model regions is and which preventive approaches are currently being used. The project partners will exchange existing prevention approaches and their experience about which methods and procedures have proved to be successful in the drug use prevention and traffic education. The positive experiences that have been collected through the "PEER-Projekt an Fahrschulen" (PEER project in driving schools) in Germany will be useful for the model regions. In these regions, multidisciplinary networking between agents of health promotion, drug use prevention, traffic, protection of young people and police will be encouraged. Through PEER-Education- Actions the youths and the young adults (driver learners and beginners) will be educated about risk situations, backgrounds of accident causes and the problem of alcohol/drugs in connection with road use. The target group will be encouraged to analyze the own way of dealing with the problem of drugs and eventually to modify it. The setting up of PEER-Education-projects will be documented and evaluated. It is expected that the PEER-Drive Clean! actions will offer new insight about effective messages for the drug prevention strategies for young persons. The programme will identify Best-Practice-approaches for the prevention work with young persons with different lifestyles.
Start date: 01/01/2006 - End date: 01/01/2009

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2005)
Topic: Population groups
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Child and adolescent mental health in enlarged European Union [CAMHEE]
The general idea of this project proposal is based on understanding that the new EU countires have to take proective concerted efforts to develop effective approaches of CAMH promotion in the creative...
The general idea of this project proposal is based on understanding that the new EU countires have to take proective concerted efforts to develop effective approaches of CAMH promotion in the creative process of interaction between different partners within each country, between new members` countries, and also by using rich experience of EU-15 countries.
Start date: 01/01/2007 - End date: 01/11/2009
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2005)
Topic: Population groups
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Health & Road safety: volunteering heroes [HEROES]
HEROES will bring various organisations involved in preventive health care, health promotion and road safety together to exchange information on working methods and share good practices on awareness-r...
HEROES will bring various organisations involved in preventive health care, health promotion and road safety together to exchange information on working methods and share good practices on awareness-rising about road traffic risks for adolescents and young adults.
Start date: 01/01/2008 - End date: 01/01/2011

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2007)
Topic: Population groups