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ALICE RAP - Addictions and lifestyles in contemporary Europe – Reframing addictions project


ALICE RAP (Addiction and Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe - Reframing Addictions Project) is a five year European research project that brings together over 100 scientists from more than 25 countries and 29 different disciplines. It aims to analyse the place and challenges of addictions and lifestyles to the cohesion, organization and functioning of contemporary European society.

Through an integrated multidisciplinary research, a wide range of factors will be studied through a foresight approach to inform a redesign of effective addictions governance.

Ownership will be described by an historical study of addiction through the ages, an analysis of public and private stakeholder views, and through image analyses of professional and citizenship views.

A study of how addictions are classified and defined will be followed by estimates of their health, social and economic impact.

Determinants of addiction will be investigated through a coordinated and cohesive social, economic and biological analysis of initiation, transition into problem use and transition into and out of dependence.

The business of addiction will be analyzed through studies of revenues, profits and participants in legal and illegal trade, the impact of suppliers on addictive substance use and behaviours, and analyses of webs of influence on policy responses.

Addictions governance will be studied by describing the views and forces that determine the ways societies steer themselves and by stock taking of present governance practices to old and emerging addictions.

Youth as customers will be analyzed through considering the impacts of new technologies on promoting and mitigating use, by studying the interrelations of culture and biology, and by determining features that promote resilience and nudge young people to reduce problematic use.

The project itself is professionally managed from a partnership perspective to promote a coordinated and integrated approach to the high volume of research and its policy implications.

Proposal: 266813
Funding scheme: Collaborative project (large scale integrating research projects)
Activity Activity 3 – Major trends in society and their implications
Research area: Societal trends and lifestyles
Topic: Addictions and lifestyles in contemporary European societies
Estimated EC contribution: €7 978 226
Starting date: 01.04.2011
Duration: 60 months
Title: Addictions and lifestyles in contemporary Europe – Reframing addictions project
Acronym: ALICE RAP
Keywords: -
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Coordinator: Fundacio Privada Clinic per a la Recerca Biomedica
Barcelona, Spain
Antoni GUAL
Partners' List:
  • Aarhus Universitet
    Aarhus, Denmark
  • Bmj Publishing Group Limited
    Deborah COHEN
    London, United Kingdom
  • Dapartament de Salut - Generalitat de Catalunya
    Lidia SEGURA
    Barcelona, Spain
  • Eclectica sas di Beccaria Franca, Ermacora
    Franca BECCARIA
    Turin, Italy
  • Europaisches Zentrum für Wohlfahrtspolitik und
    Vienna, Austria
  • Fundación Esade
    Tamyko YSA
    Barcelona, Spain
  • Gesellschaft für Angewandte Sozialforschung
    Walter FARKE
    Gutersloh, Germany
  • Helsingin Yliopisto
    Pekka SULKUNEN
    Helsingin Yliopisto, Finland
  • Institut für Therapieforschunggem
    Gerhard BÜHRINGER
    Munich, Germany
  • Imperial College of Science, Technology and
    London, United Kingdom
  • Institut za Raziskave in Razvoj Utrip Zavod
    Matej KOŠIR
    Grosuplje, Slovenia
  • Instituto da Droga e da Toxicodependência
    Fernanda FEIJÃO
    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Instytut Psychiatrii i Neurologii
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Ivo Stichting Instituut voor Onderzoek naar
    Leefwijzen & Verslaving
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • King's College London
    Patricia CONROD
    London, United Kingdom
  • Liverpool John Moores University
    Harry SUMNALL
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Virginia BERRIDGE
    London, United Kingdom
  • Middlesex University Higher Education Corporation
    Betsy THOM
    London, United Kingdom
  • University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Peter ANDERSON
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Panstwowa Agencja Rozwiazywania Problemow
    Krzysztof BRZOZKA
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Rand Europe Cambridge LTD
    Priscilla HUNT
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Sucht Info Schweiz
    Gerhard GMEL
    Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Stichting Trimbos-Instituut
    Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and
    Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Stichting Alcoholpreventie
    Avalon DE BRUIJN
    Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Stockholms Universitet
    Stokholm, Sweden
  • Technische Universität Dresden
    Jürgen REHM
    Dresden, Germany
  • Terveyden ja Hyvinvoinnin Laitos
    Christoffer TIGERSTEDT
    Helsinki, Finland
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Yehuda NEUMARK
    Jerusalem, Israel
  • The University of Sheffield
    Petra Sylvia MEIER
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice
    Research Institute
    Kriistina KANGASPUNTA
    Turin, Italy
  • Università Degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale
    Amedeo Avogadro
    Fabrizio FAGGIANO
    Vercelli, Italy
  • Università Degli Studi di Torino
    Giuseppe ORTOLEVA
    Turin, Italy
  • Universiteit Maastricht
    Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Jan Jacob SIKKEMA
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Universitetet i Bergen
    Maurice MITTELMARK
    Bergen, Norway
  • Universitetet i Oslo
    Oslo, Norway
  • Universitetet i Stavanger
    Hildegunn SAGVAAG
    Stavanger, Norway
  • University of Kent
    Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • University of Stirling
    Martine STEAD
    Stirling, United Kingdom
  • University of Strathclyde
    David MILLER
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Zentrum für Angewandte Psychologie, Umwelt- und
    Hagen, Germany
  • Institut Catala de la Salut
    Miquel CASAS
    Barcelona, Spain
EC Scientific Officer: DG RTD.B
Contact: Cristina MARCUZZO