European Night Without Accidents


The European Night Without Accidents project is an awareness campaign organised each year in nightclubs all over Europe on the 3rd Saturday of October. The goal is not to be repressive or to spread a negative message; on the contrary, the volunteers have discussions with the group in order to find the most reasonable solution to arrive home safely. In each nightclub, a team of youngsters welcomes drivers at the entrance and encourages them to take up a responsible attitude behind the wheel. In 2008, ENWA reached more than 10.000 European young people, who agreed to take part in the action. In one night, volunteers directly faced and held discussions with 10.000 people, showing them that young people can also be responsible. The conclusions of the evaluation were that efficient face to face communication is not easy to establish but is the best way to get a message across.