Skip to main content

Enhancing the effectiveness of programs and strategies to prevent youth smoking: a comparative realist evaluation of 7 European cities

Objectif

Cigarette smoking is a main risk factor for premature disease, disability and death in Europe, especially in disadvantaged groups. Prevention of youth smoking is crucial to any strategy aimed at reducing this disease burden in the future. Several potentially effective strategies and programs are available to address youth smoking. However, in practice their impact often appears to be limited, especially among socially disadvantaged youth.
There is very little systematic evidence on HOW smoking prevention strategies and programs worked in practice, and WHY some programs seemed to influence youth smoking only in some settings or groups. Yet, such evidence is urgently needed to enable decision makers to use the resources available for smoking prevention in the most effective and equitable way.
We will generate such evidence by addressing these HOW and WHY questions in a comparative approach. For Finland, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Portugal, we aim to assess HOW strategies and programs to prevent smoking in national and local settings affected smoking behaviour of 16 year olds. Moreover, we aim to assess HOW and WHY this impact varied according to city, school, gender, and socioeconomic group.
We will be among the first to apply the approach of “realist evaluation” to the evaluation of preventive programs, and to use this innovative approach to compare European countries. We will acquire primary data that are comparable across these countries, including a quantitative survey among 10,000+ students, and in-depth structured interviews with students and various stakeholders.
We expect to make a major contribution to the reduction of disease burden and health inequalities among future elderly populations. We will apply a new method for learning from different countries, and for generating the fine-grained evidence that is needed to develop youth smoking prevention programs that are context-sensitive, cost-effective and equity-oriented.

Appel à propositions

H2020-PHC-2014-two-stage
Voir d’autres projets de cet appel

Coordinateur

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Adresse
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Pays-Bas

Voir sur la carte

Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contribution de l’UE
€ 427 028,75

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 282 343,75
Adresse
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht

Voir sur la carte

Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAT HALLE-WITTENBERG
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 363 218,75
Adresse
Universitatsplatz 10
6108 Halle

Voir sur la carte

Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 372 437,50
Adresse
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve

Voir sur la carte

Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 303 125
Adresse
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

Voir sur la carte

Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finlande
Contribution de l’UE
€ 363 718,75
Adresse
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere

Voir sur la carte

Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Contribution de l’UE
€ 367 968,75
Adresse
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa

Voir sur la carte

Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CASSINO E DEL LAZIO MERIDIONALE
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 154 687,50
Adresse
Viale Dell Universita Campus Folcara
03043 Cassino

Voir sur la carte

Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland LBG
Irlande
Contribution de l’UE
€ 253 125
Adresse
Upper Mount Street 10
2 Dublin

Voir sur la carte

Type d’activité
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR SMOKING PREVENTION
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 112 343,75
Adresse
Chaussee D Ixelles 144
1050 Bruxelles

Voir sur la carte

Type d’activité
Other