Itīs OK not to drink!
Active - sobriety, friendship and peace is a European youth organization gathering 25 000 young people who have decided to live sober. We consider alcohol consumption an obstacle for development of individuals and society. There is too much harm caused by alcohol. We think we can contribute to improvement of living quality of individuals in different societies by abstaining from drinking.
Our vision is a democratic, diverse and peaceful world free from alcohol and other drugs where any individual can live up to her full potential.
Active with its 500+ youth groups and 25 000+ members offer a safe and alcohol free environment where children of addicts can learn to be children again, experience friendship and trust. By this Active breaks the chain to reproduce the alcohol problem into the next generation.
We are promoting alcohol free life style and offering an alternative to those who do not accept alcohol as a natural part of our cultures.
Active also works politically to encourage alcohol and drug free environment. Active finds that youth organisations are essential in diminishing negative peer pressure and prevent alcohol and drug abuse. We call on the European institutions to recognize and support youth organisations working in these fields by using their expertise and providing them with sustainable resources to carry on their work.
The main activities of Active are trainings, intercultural learning and social activities. Active builds on international meetings, study sessions and workshops - educating it's members on topics such as democracy, human rights or alcohol. We believe that mutual understanding creates the base of equality and peace. To see our coming activities click here.
Active has a good co-operation with NORDGU.