“Bet your life! The exchange of knowledge & best practices in problem gambling prevention and intervention” was a 12-month Erasmus+ funded project started in 2019. The lead partner was Sosped Foundation from Finland.
Problem gambling and gambling addiction is a serious but often overlooked issue both in Finland and Cyprus. This project aimed to improve the understanding, competence, and ability of both organisations to support their target groups and work with young people. This was achieved by organising different LTT activities (training, workshops, and study visits) in both Finland and Cyprus. We focus on developing and promoting quality youth work in both organisations. Sosped Foundation and YEU Cyprus organized a training in Cyprus in June 2019 to increase awareness about problem gambling and introduced an effective model for tackling the problem locally through youth work. A second training took place in Finland in August 2019 involving new and effective ways to reach and help young people. The goal was to find new ways to raise awareness among youth through non- formal education and experiential learning.