take care

Strategies towards responsible alcohol consumption for adolescents in Europe.

On March 1st, 2010 the European project take care started with the LWL Coordination Office Addiction (LWL-KS), Münster, DE).

Target of the project is to develop strategies towards responsible alcohol consumption for adolescents. The project is financially supported by the Health Programme of the European Commission. Partner institutions in ten European countries take part in the project and contribute to it with their own funds.

The project executing organization is within the hands of the LWL-KS. The concept of take care is currently being tested by the department for addiction prevention of the German organization »Diakonisches Werk« in Herford.

The project is mainly focusing on youths between 12 and 21 years noted with risky alcohol consumption.

It aims at keeping adolescents to the legal provisions as set in the respective national laws and at hindering alcohol consumption before the set minimum age.

A multi level approach, involving youths, parents, key persons and retail employees will be developed.

The project take care is scheduled for a period of 33 months and started with a kick off meeting in Luxemburg in March 2010.

The project take care receives funding from the European Union (EU), in the framework of the Health Programme.

The official website (www.project-take-care.eu) contains more detailed information.