For over 20 years, Eclectica has carried out
research on lifestyles and high-risk behaviors at the local and international
Depending on our research objectives, we employ
a variety of methods, including in-depth interviews, in-person and online focus
groups, participant observation, online and offline surveys, photovoice, analysis
of forums and other web content, regulatory analysis, advertising and
communication studies, and secondary data analysis.
Action research is a frequently used approach,
as it enables our researchers to work side by side with the people who are
directly involved in planning and developing social policies and measures.
One of our prime areas of interest is behavior that can lead to addiction,
such as alcohol and drug consumption or gambling. In this area, Eclectica has a
prominent role both in Italy and internationally, thanks in no small measure to
our participation in such consolidated European networks as the Kettil Bruun
Society, the EMDASS (European Master in Drugs and Alcohol Studies) program, and
CEAG, the University of Helsinki Centre for Research on Addiction, Control and
- Alcohol: drinking styles and cultures, marketing, policies, prevention, treatment, alcohol-related problems
- Drugs: consumption, market, prevention, control policies, online forums, the dark net, penal system
- Gambling: gambling careers, regulations, economy
- Eating disorders: young people’s representations
- Hikikomori: prevalence and representations
- Road safety: driver behavior, preventive measures
- Health policies: prevention and health promotion, behaviors and lifestyles, participatory planning
- Social health promotion campaigns and initiatives: approval ratings and effectiveness.
is promoted by the University of Helsinki and funded by the Academy of Finland.
It is intended to define an international model to investigate the distribution
of the revenues of gambling industry in seven countries. Eclectica is
responsible of the Italian data analysis and collection https://blogs.helsinki.fi/hu-ceacg/projects/ongoing-projects/
Study on the consumption of legal and illegal substances among young people attending the main night economy districts of Torino. The objective is to analyse their needs and to draw suggestions on prevention and harm reduction.
promoted by Cuneo Municipality, is designed at constructing a safety net around
adolescents at risk of social withdrawal with the involvement of the whole
been part of the coordination group and has been in charge of citizens’
engagement, by carrying out a study on the psychoemotional wellbeing of
adolescents in Cuneo.
Understanding the dynamics and consequences of young adult substance use pathways. A Longitudinal And Momentary Analysis in the 5 European nightclub scene
Mixed-methods ERANID project, co-ordinated by Utrecht Trimbos Institute, aimed at investigating substance use trajectories related to the European electronic dance scene.
Eclectica is involved in a web-based qualitative study aimed at analysing clubs’ social media (facebook and Resident Advisor) in fours countries, with a comparative approach.
La ricerca si pone l’obiettivo di esplorare i cambiamenti della cultura del bere in Svezia, Finlandia e Italia, con particolare attenzione alle specificità di genere, attraverso l’analisi delle pubblicità di bevande alcoliche pubblicate su riviste femminili dagli anni Sessanta a oggi. Center for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs, Stockholm University (SW)