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• “Fryshuset”
• “Fryshuset”
COUNTRY Sweden
TIMING 2012 > Ongoing
THEME
Underage drinking

CONTRIBUTOR

  • Pernod Ricard
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PARTNER(S)

  • Fryshuset (Youth Activity Centre)
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OBJECTIVE

  • To postpone the onset of alcohol consumption among young people.
  • To provide alcohol free parties for 14-18 year olds.
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DESCRIPTION OF THE INITIATIVE

  • Pernod Ricard supports the worlds largest youth activity centre Fryshuset, which has a strong focus on activities by youth and far-reaching youth involvment. Fryshuset has its base in Stockholm, but runs activities also in Gothenburg, Malmö and Uppsala, and also some cross-European projects.
  • Activities supported include alcohol free discotheques for underage youth, the "Lugna Gatan" ("Peaceful street") crime and abuse prevention project and the "Summer Arena" activities during school summer break.
  • No alcohol is served at events, intoxication levels are monitored upon entry and entry is denied if the person is under the influence of alcohol.
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IMPACT

  • Approximately 4 events take place per year reaching about 1500 - 4000 underage per event.
  • Alcohol-free discos between 4,000 - 6,000 participants per year.
  • Summer activities in city suburbs about 1,800 participants each year.
  • The "Lugna Gatan" project involved 800 active young leaders, reaching out to a much higher number of young people in public places during late evenings and nights.
  • Additional funding went to support other alcohol-free social and sports activities reaching over 10,000 youth but not all of them underage.
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