ADD-free Training

The ADD-freeTraining project, in accordance with the priorities of the EU Youth Strategy of 2019-2027, supports the health and well-being of young people. It is a three-year project (01/11/2019- 31/10/2022), funded by the ERASMUS+ Program of the European Union, aiming to develop integrated educational tools for the prevention of smoking, alcohol and internet addictions among children and adolescents through a family and school oriented approach.

Six partners facing common challenges in youth addictions will work towards achieving the objectives of the project: Bulgaria Youth Prevention (Bulgaria), Institut društvenih znanosti “Ivo Pilar” (Croatia), CSI – Center for Social Innovation LTD (Cyprus), Idryma Ormylia, Prolepsis Institute (Greece) and University of Belgrade – Faculty of Medicine (Serbia).

The ADD-freeTraining project addresses alcohol, smoking and internet addictions in youth. Especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic projects such as ADD-freeTraining have an added value as the pandemic has caused unprecedented changes in the daily life of people and has presented with unique challenges for children and adolescents who seem to be more susceptible to addictions. Addictions as research indicates are at the rise during periods of lockdown with problematic Internet use standing at the top of the rank.

The ADD-free Training project will design and implement innovative training on the prevention of tobacco, alcohol and internet abuse in children/adolescents. Target groups are adult learners, including but not limited to parents from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, teachers, and adult educators including youth workers, parent association representatives and relevant service providers.