The aim of the project is to deepen our understanding of the effectiveness and efficiency of the prevention services considering the corresponding socio-economic environment. The project will provide robust evidence and analysis to support policy-makers in understanding the impact of prevention and supports policy-makers at different administrative levels in elaborating and reshaping the selection of prevention services with providing cost effective evaluation tools.
The project has a series of associated subsidiary objectives. The specific sub-goals are:
- to give an assessment of prevention activities as a whole;
- an “overall index”, which assesses whether the right things and in the right amount are done in a country (relevance and effectiveness);
- to give an international comparison;
- the value of the “index” should be comparable between countries, therefore it should be generalizable across countries, since different countries implement different activities for prevention;
- to give an assessment of the trends;
- the value of the index has to be found over the years, so it must be ensured that the input data is (or will be in the future) available (bi)annually;
- to give an assessment to specific preventive activities;
- the model must be sufficiently detailed to be able to conclude what activities and in what proportion should be changed to ensure the optimum outcome (in other words: what to change to maximize the outcome);
- the components of the index should also have a meaning / interpretation on their own;
- to give an assessment to the activities across target groups (school children, elderly people etc., who would be more vulnerable);
- to provide an implementation model of prevention measures based on the local level collaboration with the actors - a safety pedagogic point of view will be provided as well as practical models how to conduct accident prevention effectively.