Focus on Youth, Football & Alcohol

FYFA is a joint initiative aiming to reduce underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking among young people, as both strongly affect the health and welfare of Europe’s population.

Excluding tobacco and caffeine, alcohol is the psychoactive substance used most by young people in the European Union. Underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking of alcohol is of particular concern in Europe because it is related to the health and welfare of the population. A number of studies have linked alcohol use by young people to various problems, both short and long term.

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WORKPACKAGE 1

Lead by European Alcohol Policy Alliance

WP1 will ensure communication between all project leaders and partners, monitor the project as it runs, organize meetings and conferences, and produce an interim and final report. WP1 will provide overall coordination and management of the project and involve all project leaders and partners.

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WORKPACKAGE 3

Lead by Romtens

WP3 will evaluate FYFA's implementation, using predefined objectives. Aspects identified as hindering or advancing implementation will be fed back to partners. WP3 will produce an evaluation plan, as well as an interim and final evaluation report.

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WORKPACKAGE 4

Lead by SHAAP

WP4 will review policies and practices relating to young people, alcohol and international sport – and gather evidence of best practices. WP4 will also interview high-level stakeholders and alcohol industry representatives. Deliverables will include a protocol review, interviews and a report of the findings.

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WORKPACKAGE 5

Lead by ISS

WP5 will review policies in Belgium, Finland, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and the UK relating to young people, alcohol and sport. WP5 will survey national-level stakeholders and deliver a report on the findings.

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WORKPACKAGE 6

Lead by VAD

WP6 will review local policies and practices related to young people, sport, and alcohol in six local youth sports clubs in six Member States – Belgium, Finland, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and the UK. WP6 will interview 6 senior managers at each local youth club and present the findings in a report.

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WORKPACKAGE 7

Lead by EHYT

WP7 will conduct semi-structured interviews with 4 young men and 4 young women each from 6 Member States (Belgium, Finland, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and the UK) about alcohol and reducing alcohol-related risks and harms. A report will compile the findings of the interviews.

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WORKPACKAGE 8

Lead by SHAAP

WP8 will see the production of a video summarising the interviews conducted in Finland, Italy and the UK about the interviewees’ exposure to alcohol marketing, their attitudes and behaviours in relation to alcohol and what they would consider to be effective practice.

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WORKPACKAGE 9

Lead by PARPA

WP9 will promote the exchange of knowledge and good practices between and within European countries, and to raise awareness of alcohol related harm amongst policy-makers. To that end WP9 will deliver a roundtable, guidelines and a conference.

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Latest news

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Do alcohol and sports always go together? What is your message to young people as a coach or as a parent?


FYFA-PROJECT asks these questions to Helsinki Cup participants

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SHAAP is a proud sponsor of Scottish Womens Football


Scottish Women’s Football (SWF) has launched their newest sponsorship agreement with Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP). They will be the named sponsor of the National Performance League and NPL Cup, the elite level for girls’ club football in Scotland, for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

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Finnish football club FC Honka invests in a non-alcoholic hobby environment for children and youth


FC Honka and EHYT -Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention cooperate to prevent alcohol harm among children and young people and to support a healthy and sporty lifestyle. Sports are one of the most popular forms of youth hobby in Finland. More than a half of the young people under 18 participates in sports club activities. Sports are a good channel to reach people from all age groups and status. In addition to home and school, sports and sports clubs can provide a good platform for health promotion.

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Dangerous proposals in France - Sport as an incentive to drink alcohol


Perrine Goulet, MP in Burgundy March, proposes to reintroduce without limits the sale of alcohol in the stadiums under the pretext of support for small sports clubs.

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