THE prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies, drug abuse and eating disorders, will be featured in a new video programme specially commissioned by the combined youth departments of six Marina Alta town Halls.
This was one of many initiatives discussed at a recent meeting facilitated by Javea town hall during which councillors and senior officials from Denia, Calpe, Teulada, Poble Nou de Benitachell and Benissa, agreed to optimize recourses by improving inter-municipality cooperation and coordinate their shared experiences.
Contacts between municipalities with similar social characteristics began over two months ago with discussions majoring on successes and failures experienced within the complicated task of trying to attract and communicate with today’s youth, according to the head of Javea youth department Vicent Buigues.
He also said that social media networks were considered by all to be the most effective tools of communication and therefore it was agreed that of the first projects would be to produce a joint video outlining how to prevent becoming involved with sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies, drug abuse and eating disorders.
The video will all be posted on the SM channels of the participating municipalities.
Amongst other projects on the agenda is the creation of a rock music circuit in the Marina Alta area that will allow bands from each of the participating towns to share facilities in a series of organised rock concerts.
By Benny Davis