The implementation of Youth Euregional Scan has started!
29 November 2019

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What happened before?

In the period from December 2018 until June 2019, 7 Euregional partners: Suchthilfe Aachen (DE), CAD Limburg (BE), Gesundheitsamt Düren (DE), Gesundheitsamt Euskirchen (DE), ASL Eupen (BE), euPrevent|EMR (NL) and GGD Zuid Limburg (NL) have worked on the improvement of the data collection procedure among the youth in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (EMR). The focus was on 3 points:

  1. Digitisation: developing a tool for digital implementation of the questionnaire and for this purpose a development of joint questionnaire.
  2. Sustainability: developing a plan and tools for the implementation of a euregional youth scan. This contains communication structures, software use, statistic procedures, manuals and organisation structures.
  3. GDPR proof data collection: create an overview and give a template of the documentation needed to collect data according to European rules and regulations.

Where are we now?

At the moment (period between September-December 2019) all regions are in the process of collecting the data in schools. Youth aged 13/14 and 15/16 have been asked to complete a digital questionnaire at school. The questions are about the themes:

  • basic living conditions
  • family circumstances
  • health
  • risk behaviour
  • food
  • physical activity
  • media use
  • sexuality
  • school

At the end of the questionnaire, the pupils get an overview of how they score on 10 themes. A link is provided for more information on the relevant themes.

What happens after the survey?

It is expected that the data of all regions will be available on the digital euregional health atlas in the spring of 2020.