Today, the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) launched a new data explorer tool, allowing access to over 20 years of ESPAD data on substance use among 15-16-year-old students. Of the EaP countries, the website presents data from Georgia and Ukraine.
ESPAD is the largest cross-national research project on adolescent substance use in the world, bringing together independent research teams in over 40 European countries.
The new tool, promoted by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), offers a unique overview of data on young people, substance use and risk behaviours in Europe between 1995 and 2019.
The purpose of the tool is to make ESPAD data available to a wide range of interested stakeholders, from the general population, journalists and teachers to prevention experts and scientists.
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This website is managed by the EU-funded Regional Communication Programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood ('EU NEIGHBOURS east’), which complements and supports the communication of the Delegations of the European Union in the Eastern partner countries, and works under the guidance of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and the European External Action Service. EU NEIGHBOURS east is implemented by a B&S Europe-led consortium. It is part of the larger Neighbourhood Communication Programme (2020-2024) for the EU's Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood, which also includes 'EU NEIGHBOURS south’ project that runs the EU Neighbours portal.