The spanish township of Portugalete has been chosen by EDEX Foundation as a partner for the piloting phase of the Boys & Girls project. The government of the city is interested in innovative and participatory approaches for addiction prevention.
One of the local initiatives, Kolokon.com, has been listed in the “Mapping of Social Media based drug prevention program in Europe” that the B&G+ partnership published in August. Kolokon.com provides young internet users with information about most frequently used drugs and reliable information about sexuality.
The collaboration between EDEX Foundation and the City of Portugalete will not require any economic involvement for the municipality. Rather, the town will benefit from taking part of the innovative educational project that will train local teachers and raise awareness among youngsters about healthy lifestyles.
Currently the partners involved in the project are developing the educational tools that are going to be ready in late 2014. Then, in spring 2015, the piloting phase will start with selected partners across 8 European Countries. The B&G+ partnership aims to involve 200 hundreds teachers and 4000 students.
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