Preventive workshops at schools

In the course of 2022, we returned to school environment through preventive workshops, educating students primarily in the Bratislava region.

We collaborated with representatives from the Petržalka Youth Parliament as part of the “Getting to Know the Unknown” project at the beginning of the year, and then continued a longstanding partnership with Heineken Slovakia through the preventive program “,” which you can learn more about HERE.

The preventive workshops are based on principles of education and harm reduction. The core of the workshops is the delivery of preventive information about alcohol, its effects, and the potential negative consequences for the life of a developing person, through interactive activities. The workshops include a simulation of being under the influence of alcohol through special glasses. They were also used in simulated crisis situations, in which a member of the group became sick while under the influence. Participants were able to experience firsthand whether they would be able to help.

Workshops for younger students also included a chemical experiment that demonstrated the aggressiveness of alcohol and its harmful effects, so that children and young people would not perceive it simply as a drink for adults, but also as a chemical substance. We collaborated with Braňo Jobus on this version of the workshops.

A total of 762 students from 10 schools participated in the workshops. We plan to continue these activities in 2023.

This project was funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research, and Sport of the Slovak Republic and the City of Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic.