SAFE YOU- Strengthening the Anti-doping fight in Fitness and Exercise in Youth

SAFE YOU- Strengthening the Anti-doping fight in Fitness and Exercise in Youth
Project ref. 557100-EPP-1-2014-1-EL-SPO-SCP

Summary:

Doping use is an emerging threat in the field of amateur and fitness sports, and adolescents and young adults represent particularly vulnerable populations. Previous EU projects have shown that the existing infrastructure and education against doping in fitness/amateur sports in Europe is very limited, and concerted efforts are needed to effectively tackle doping use in these settings and among young people. The proposed project (Strengthening the Anti-doping fight in Fitness and Exercise in YOUth – SAFE YOU) aims to address this need by developing a European-wide strategic partnership between academic institutions and sports organizations, in order to empower and strengthen the fight against doping use in youth in fitness and amateur sports. The quantitative study of SAFE YOU project identified the key risk and protective factors for doping substance use in adolescent and young athletes involved in fitness and amateur sports. The qualitative study of the project assessed the lived experiences of young people involved in fitness and amateur sports settings, especially in relation to availability/access, promotion and purchase of doping substances. Furthermore, our consortium co-created with adolescents and young adults an innovative, web-based education tool (SAFE YOU Tool) against doping. Finally, the SAFE YOU project team developed a ‘train the trainers’ approach to teach educators and other professionals and stakeholders how to use the SAFE YOU Tool to effectively design, implement and evaluate anti-doping interventions and educational campaigns for young people in fitness/amateur sports. The SAFE YOU tool targets adolescents and young people, and is expected to be used as an educational resource for anti-doping interventions and educational campaigns by educators, policy-makers and other relevant stakeholders in the fight against doping in fitness/amateur sports.

Program:

Erasmus+: Sport Collaborative Partnership

Coordinator:

Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis (EL)

Partners:

University of Rome “Foro Italico” (IT)

Società Sportiva Lazio (IT)

Kingston University (UK)

University of Potsdam – Sport and Exercise Psychology (DE)

Sheffield Hallam University (UK)

German National Anti-Doping Agency (DE)

Cyprus Sports Organization (CY)

Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport (EL)

Duration of project:

1.1. 2018 - 31. 12. 2019

Link to web page:

http://safeyou.eu/

 

aggiornato: 

Giovedì, 1 Marzo 2018 - 4:00pm

Sottosezione: 

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