European Anti-Doping Initiative (EADIn)


Who are the European Anti-Doping Junior Ambassadors (ADJA)? Have a look at the booklet presenting the ADJA who passed the message of a sport without doping to their peers during the last months all over Europe.

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EADIn Bridge - Final Conference Innsbruck, January 2012

January 17, 2012

"We have to go on!" says the Slovenian athlete who came to Innsbruck to exchange with the other 40 European Anti-Doping Junior Ambassadors about the work in the field of doping prevention of the last month. The final conference closes the activities within the 15 months funding in the Preparatoy Actions in the field of Sport. The projects main goal was to initiate a European-wide "Anti-Doping Mentality" and to develop and encourage preventive anti-doping education in the youth sector.

German Anti-Doping Ambassadors sensitze young athletes

December 10, 2011

Activities of Anti-Doping Junior Ambassadors have a certain tradition in Germany. A seminar end of November gathered young athletes that discussed aspects of anti-doping mentality and invited top athletes to speek about typical tempational situations, nutrition and own experiences in their athletes carreer. The aim of these activities is to develop young peoples self-confidence and communication skills against doping. Are athletes misled to doping? How should I conduct myself in the “heat of the debate”? How can I decide for myself? - were question open for discussion. Special guets were former athletes who were victims of East Germany's systematic doping program. Their reports have an high awarness raising impact on the participants. More Anti-doping seminars are planned for 2012.


Doping prevention at Slovenian high schools with sport departments

November 23, 2011

Beginning of November 2011, the Slovenian Junior Ambassadors started their latest activities in the programme »With junior ambassadors against doping« before the final conference of the European project in Innsbruck (13-17 of January 2012). The purpose of the activities is to educate high school athletes about dangers of doping, doping control process, health consequences of doping. One ambassador says: "We already visited 3 Slovenian high schools with sport departments. All together there were 170 athletes included, presentations and workshops were presented by nine different junior ambassadors. This was a very inspiring experience for all." The Young Ambassadors believe that all athletes learned many new things about doping prevention and they are convinced that the peer-to-peer approach is a very promising method to rise awairness within groups of athletes.


Ready for Innsbruck 2012 - Preparation of final event with ambassadors, politics and science

November 21, 2011

The partners in the European Anti-Doping Initiative (EADIn) met at a coordination working meeting on November 17 in Frankfurt, Germany and discussed the implementation of the EADIn programme - spreading the anti-doping mentality within the structures of the partner organisations and finalised  the preparations for final conference in Innsbruck wih the title "EADInn bridge" from January 13-17, 2012.


"With junior ambassadors against doping" - Slovenian Olympic Committee

November 15, 2011

The Slovenian Olympic Committees (SOC) anti-doping department started together with their junior anti-doping ambassadors the educational project named »With junior ambassadors against doping« in this school year. The purpose of the project is to educate high school athletes about the fight against doping, dangers of doping and give the athletes basic information about doping control process and the List of prohibited substances and methods. Slovenia has around 20 high schools with special departments for athletes. SOC plans  to visit them all until the end of January (expecting to reach around 1.500 athletes age 14-18). The Junior ambassadors are educating athletes with the methodology of presentation and workshops, which turned out to be a perfect combination. One Ambassador says: "We are getting excellent feedback and hoping that our lectures will help creating a generation of young athletes, who will train and compete without using prohibited substances or methods."


EADIn workshop for FICEP board

November 15, 2011

15 representatives from 8 nations did the EADIn Workshop with Pavlina using the Training Tool "sport withouth doping". It was important for all FICEP board members to see that a young person can deal with that kind of “complicated” contents. The Anti-Doping Junior Ambassador Pavlina did an exellent work and motivated the representatives to support the Anti-doping Junior Ambassadors in their own sports organisation. Discussions about drugs and doping, role models and preventive working methods were very fruitful. FICEP is a the international sporting federation for the promotion of education and respect for humanitarian and Christian values.


Austrian Athletics - successful Junior Ambassadors

November 9, 2011

The Austrian Athletics Federation (ÖLV) organised a three-day seminar with 45 Austrian athletes and 30 Austrian trainers from the 4th – 6th of November in Styria, Austria. The seminar focused on conveying anti-doping education to the participants based on the methods which had been developed throughout the European Anti-Doping Initiative (EADIn) since the beginning of the year. A decisive step forward for Austria´s sporting environment, as Mr. Helmut Baudis, Secretary General of the Austrian Athletics Federation, stated: “ I believe that the ´anti-doping´ topic has never been processed as professionally and goal-orientated with young Austrian athletes ever before. The event was of extremely high quality, which was only possible through the support of the EADIn project. Our Anti-doping Junior Ambassadors were excellent!” See also ÖLV-website


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