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Exchanging best practices

Dear colleagues,

I am writing to you regarding a  Partner Search that the Government of the Balearic Islands is carrying out in order to submit a European Project  to the Third Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health (2014-2020), Call for Actions under Objective 1 – Reference in Work Programme" Gathering knowledge and exchanging best practices on measures reducing underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking".  

You will find attached the summary of the project with the specifics.

Please note that the  deadline is June 2nd, and for this reason we kindly ask to the  interested potential partners  to contact us before the 20th April.

In case this information may not be of your interest, we would be very grateful you forward this message among your contacts.

 Thank you in advance for your collaboration.  

Yours sincerely,

Antonia Forn



General information

Programme referred to



Gathering knowledge and exchanging best practices on measures reducing underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking

Ref. In Work Programme 2016

Deadline for application

02 June 2016

Deadline to contact with Coordinator

Before 20th April 2016

EU grant requested (%)

60 %

Coordinator / Applicant

Health Research Foundation of the Balearic Islands Ramón Llull &  Health Research Institute of Palma

 The Health Research Institute of Palma (IdISPa) is composed by the Health Research Foundation of the Balearic Islands Ramón Llull, the Health Service of the Balearic Islands (IB-Salut), the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and the Regional Ministry of Health of the Government of the Balearic Islands.

 Fundación de Investigación Sanitaria de las Islas Baleares (FISIB) / Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Palma (IdISPa)


Estimated duration period

Between 30 - 36 months

Approximative cost estimate

Between 900.000 € and 1.200.000€

 Project idea

 Key Words

  • Alcohol
  • Youth
  • Trauma 
  • Tourism

General Context

In the last years, alcohol related trauma has motivated a growing concern to rise in the media worldwide.

Episodic heavy drinking among the youth provokes  a wrong choice-making behaviour that leads to trauma with fatal results in many cases. Every summer there are reports about tourist’s deaths and injuries due to this alcohol related to these circumstances.

University Hospital Son Espases as leading trauma center in Balearic Islands is the main hospital in attention and management of this alcohol related traumas in touristic population as Balearic Islands receives each year around 15 million of European tourists each year. That makes our hospital to attend more than 250 severe traumas every year, much of them related to this phenomenon.


 This project aims to study and determine the alcohol-related trauma in summer destinations along the Mediterranean coast.

Our intention is being able to connect the dots followed by the young European tourists going on 3'S holidays (Sun, Sand, Sex), which always involves heavy drinking as main ingredient, that suffer an alcohol-related major trauma.

That means getting to know their reasons in order to be able to stablish preventive measures in their countries of origin and at their destiny as well. We want to know to which kind of trauma are more frequent after alcohol consumption so we can be able to improve our care to these patients and to prevent it from happening. Moreover will try to know more about how is the come back to normal life into their countries after suffering alcohol-related major trauma, so we can start actions to improve their integration and quality of life.


Type and expected number of international partners

Number:  8


- National or Regional Ministry of Health

- National or Regional Ministry of Tourism

- Hospitals

- Universities, Research Centres, etc.

- Local Authorities

- Others

- Bulgaria
- Croatia
- Cyprus
- Germany
- Greece
- Ireland
- Malta
- Sweden
- United Kingdom



Person of contact
Elena Ferragut
European Projects
Hospital Universitario Son Espases
Fundación de Investigación Sanitaria de las Islas Baleares