Palma de Mallorca

The final conference was held in Palma de Mallorca on April 3rd and 4th, 2019. The conference began with opening remarks by Azucena Martí (Delegate of the Government for the Spanish National Plan on Drugs), Francisca Bibiloni (Coordinator of the Balearic Islands Plan on Drugs), Mercè Borràs (Counciller of Social Rights and Welfare, Municipality of Palma) and Montse Juan (IREFREA). They highlighted the need to prevent minors’ access to alcohol and risky alcohol use among young people, by enhancing the need to implement evidence-based programmes and actively engage communities in their implementation.



> Final conference

> Introduction to the STAD model and to the SiE project

> Presentation of the pilot experiences in the four-implementation settings

> Presentation of the SiE project evaluation

> Presentation of the SiE Manual

> Discussion panels on community mobilisation, enforcement and RBS training

> Conference closing


Palma de Mallorca

The STAD in Europe conference will take place in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), on April 3rd and April 4th. The meeting’s venue is Teatre Mar i Terra – Sant Magí, 89 – Palma (Spain).

The STAD in Europe (SiE) project aims to tackle heavy episodic drinking by restricting the availability of alcohol in four drinking environments:

  • nightlife environments, such as licensed premises;
  • festivals;
  • public hotspots, such as streets, parks and beaches and;
  • home drinking, including preloading before going on a night out.

This conference will bring together experts, policy makers, municipalities representatives, NGOs and researchers to discuss and share knowledge and experiences of implementing the STAD model across seven EU countries and to encourage engagement in the development of STAD across pilot sites and other EU countries.

Taking into account your interest and expertise in this field of work, your presence at this conference will be highly appreciated.

Please confirm if you will be able to attend by sending an email to:

For more information, please check the conference programme here.

The STAD research team has published an article in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research describing results from the baseline assessment using professional actors portraying a scene of obvious intoxication. The rates of denied alcohol service were 66.9% at licensed premises outside the arenas (n = 151) and 24.9% at premises inside the arenas (n = 237). The rate of denied entry to the arenas (n = 102) was 10.8%. These results underscore the need for training among staff at the arenas.

Elgán, T.H., Durbeej, N., Holder, H., & Gripenberg, J. (2018). Overserving and allowed entry of obviously alcohol-intoxicated spectators at sporting events. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 42(2), 444-452.

Please visit our publications section for links to the article and recent additions.

Palma de Mallorca

The Governing body of the Municipality of Palma approved, on the 17th of January 2018, the constitution of a political and technical commission to consolidate and give further impulse to the implementation of the STAD in Europe project, to address adolescents and youngsters binge drinking in public hotspots. The Commission led by Social Services and coordinated by IREFREA –local project partner— includes the municipal areas of Social Welfare, Police, Citizenship participation, Equal Rights, Health, and Commercial Trade.

SiE Project Meeting


Interventions in each pilot site will be presented in detail with special focus on similarities to the STAD model. Several stakeholders will contribute in meeting development with their experiences and results from the two baseline measurements undertaken in the Netherlands presented.



During the conference , good and best practices for alcohol prevention for young people will be exchanged and discussed. Further, the concept of the local alcohol strategy will be introduced and partners will present intermediate results such as the results of the Rapid Assessment and Response (RAR) and the current state of the cooperation with the selected municipalities.

More information.



The STAD research team just published an article in PlosOne describing results from a baseline measurement where Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)-levels from 4420 spectators visiting matches in the Swedish Premier Football League have been collected. The results reveal that almost half of all spectators have consumed alcohol with a mean value of 0.065%. Almost 9% had a BAC-level of 0.1% or more indicating a high level of intoxication.

The research team concludes that there is a need to develop and implement the STAD-approach to alcohol prevention at Swedish football arenas.

More information.

The STAD-team will attend the Bråvalla music festival in the municipality of Norrköping, Sweden. The festival expects about 50 000 visitors during the four-day event. Personnel from STAD will collect data during two days.

SiE project meeting


During the meeting to be held in Stockholm needs assessments undertaken in each pilot site will be presented and discussed, as well as a first draft on the intervention models. In the next few weeks we will upload information on the intervention to be developed in each pilot region.