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Good practice submission

Good practice submission

What problem did you address/are you addressing? 
drinking and driving among young adults
What are your objectives? 
Raising awareness among young people about the dangers of drinking and driving
The inclusion of a set of lessons dedicated to safe driving in the curriculum of 11 and 12 grade in highschools
Describe the characteristics of your target audience 
The age group 18-25 is one of the most risky in terms of drinking and driving. At that age the young people are becoming full members of society, but they are not adequately prepared for some of the responsibilities and the consequences of decisions made.
How many people did you reach/have you reached? 
List the actions you carried/are carrying out 
Date 
Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 to Tuesday, 31 May, 2016
Name of action 

The first year of the project September 2015 - May 2016 was split in to three stages: Preliminary, Informational and Deployment.
1. At the first stage was created all the materials of the educational tool: A short movie “A second Chance”, the comic book “Be responsible – do not believe in myths”, the teacher’s manual and was established the initial partnerships.
2. At the second stage the information about the program was send to the high schools across the country.
3. At the third stage the program was implemented in high schools by teachers
In pursuance of the objectives of the program it was created an educational tool “Be responsible – Do not drink and drive”, applicable in the "Class Hour“ in high schools and the information about the program was disseminated to high schools. The educational tool consist of three components:
•A short educational film "A second chance". The 12 minute film tells the story of Pavel, a 22 year old youth. The film is about the responsibility that comes with taking a driver's license and the possible consequences of the decision to drive drunk but the movie is far from traditional educational movies - it uses the means of expression of the young people, the cast is of one of their favorite movie stars, the script is written by one of the most acclaimed screenwriters in Bulgaria who work for the most popular series among youngsters, it filmed by director Zoran Petrovski, widely recognized as a future world cinema star.
•The comic book “Be responsible – do not believe in myths” that shatters the myths of fast sobering.
•Teacher’s manual - a comprehensive manual with information on the topic, key starting points and important messages.
•А short video competition - “Don’t Drink and Drive- Pass the message on!“. It aim to keep the attention of students on the topic for a longer period
All the materials can be viewed and download freely on the web page of the program: www.karaiotgovorno.com

Date 
Thursday, 15 September, 2016 to Wednesday, 31 May, 2017
Name of action 

In the second year of the project September 2016 - May 2017, the project managed to attract as a partners The Ministry of Internal Affairs - Traffic Police Department, Union of Bulgarian Automobilists, Bulgarian Association of victims in car accidents, Parents Association and spiritsBulgaria
Thanks to the new partnerships, the project expanded its scope and apart from schools and universities the educational tool of the program "Be responsible, do not drink and drive" will be presented also in 23 driving schools. In an addition the Traffic police will give the comic book “Be responsible – do not believe in myths”  of all new drivers that receive his driving license

How did you disseminate/are you disseminating results or how did you promote/are you promoting your initiative? 
In the first year of its existence, the project has managed to reach about 500 students from 13 schools in 12 cities. Moreover, it worked with three universities - two in Sofia and one in Plovdiv and in discussions involved over 120 students.
Who carried/carries out the evaluation activities? 
External evaluation
When did/will you carry out the evaluation? 
After the intervention
How many groups did you evaluate/have you evaluated? 
Number of interventions groups 
1
Number of control groups 
5
Please list the indicators you use to measure success 
number of students participated in the program
number of schools participating in the program
increase the knowledge of students on the theme of the dangers of drinking and driving
change of attitude in the young and future drivers about drunk driving
Please describe the evaluation tools you use (i.e. surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc.) 
Surveys (stydents and teachers)
Interviews (NGO's, institutions, experts, media)