Amanda Harrison Kent County Council
Social Services Directorate, Sessions House, County Hall
+44 1304 222290
+44 1304 222290
Gabriel Daube Conseil général de la Somme - Direction de la vie familiale et sociale - PMI
43 rue de la République - BP 2615
80026 AMIENS Cedex 1
+33 (0)3 22 71 81 02
+33 (0)3 22 71 81 02

Let´s talk - Preventing teenage pregnancy

Countries: France, United Kingdom
Border(s): France-United Kingdom,
European programme(s):
Interreg IIIA - France-United Kingdom
- Healthcare
- Cross-border maritime cooperation

Lead partner: Kent County Council

In both France and Great Britain, the teenage pregnancy rate is particularly high. The project aims to enhance cooperation in order to reduce this figure, to carry out prevention measures, to develop methodologies and joint actions, and so on.


  • Conseil Général de la Somme (the Departmental Council of the Somme)
  • Comité Régional d´Éducation pour la Santé (the Regional Committee of Health Education) (CRES)
  • Inspection académique de l´Éducation nationale (the National Education Authority)

Project goals

To outline approaches aimed at reducing the rate of teenage pregnancy, and acting as an alternative to contraception.

Target group(s)

Young people; Professionals confronted with the issue: doctors, school nurses, midwives, health professionals; Children´s health professionals, social workers and youth workers, teachers, etc.

Project activities

  • To develop greater knowledge and understanding regarding teenage pregnancy and its contributory factors
  • To apply the knowledge gained to develop and disseminate methods of intervention and training provision
  • To implement an action-study with the targeted groups of teenagers aged below 18 years from the Somme and Kent

The outcome of this study will lead to practical measures being implemented with a view to preventing teenage pregnancies:

  • life education programme
  • early screening
  • creation of a network of competent and qualified professionals in this area