This August ECAD launches a 12 months-long Prevention Training Programme for our member cities in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) countries.

The aim is to promote health and positive development of the youth through the effective evidence-based prevention of substance use in the cities of the BSR and to broaden the cooperation in the region.

SI loggaThe project is supported by the Swedish Development Agency, the Swedish Institute.

The Programme is grounded in the evidence-based Icelandic Model. Since 1998,  the primary prevention program on Iceland has successfully reduced adolescent substance use levels in Reykjavik from the highest level in Europe to the lowest. Public safety has improved as well. The Icelandic model was fairly highlighted (click here to read) in the media and has a more than 20 years exerience to apply in practice for this Prevention Training programme.

This project is initiated as a response to the interest in the communities to strengthen their capacity to uphold primary prevention measures when working with the young.
Project partners are 6 cities in the countries of the Baltic Sea region:
Tallinn in Estonia, Kaunas, Lithuania, Jurmala and Dobele in Latvia, Odessa, Ukraine, Minsk, Belarus and the city of Eskilstuna will host the fist project activity in Sweden on September 4-5.

Venue: Eskilstuna City Hall, Kommunfullmäktige salen  (picture below)

Workshop agenda (PDF)

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