The European project CUT is funded by the European Commission through the Polish National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme. The aim of the CUT! project is to limit the use and abuse of alcohol among pre-adolescents and adolescents by focusing on prevention and awareness.

CONTEXT

Numbers show that alcohol use and abuse is still a persistent phenomenon at an age in which young girls and boys should not be drinking at all.
This means that, if numbers of alcohol abuse among adolescents are to be cut, prevention and awareness raising actions need to start early, during pre-adolescence, before the problem emerges.

RESULTS

The project makes available three main outputs:

  • A set of videos, one targeted specifically to students, the other to parents, to deal with the topic of alcohol use and abuse.
  • A Practical Guide to lead teachers and psychological support staff working in schools in setting up and implement the CUT! educational activities in schools, providing ready-to-use material and practical advices useful when dealing with such specific and sensitive topics.
  • A database of good practices, lessons learned and policy recommendations to inform and influence future policies on this topic at local, regional, national and EU levels.

AIMS

The main objective of the CUT! project is to limit the use and abuse of alcohol among pre-adolescents and adolescents by focusing on prevention and awareness raising.

TARGET GROUPS

The main target groups of the project are:

  • 11 to 14 years-old students
  • Teachers
  • Families
  • Psychological support staff