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International Day against Drug Abuse – EAHC funding to tackle drug problem

The EAHC has funded and managed projects dealing with drug abuse problems since 2005. The projects, run by partners across Europe in line with EU Drug Strategy, directly help people affected by drug problems. Have a look at some of the ongoing projects from years 2006 and 2007.

Projects funded under Call 2006

Models of good practice in drug treatment in Europe (MoreTreat) pdf

The project will identify, collect and evaluate models of good practice in drug treatment or intervention in Europe. Based on the elaborated inventory in all Member States and a consensus process, good practice guidance for key drug treatment or intervention forms as well as for the system level of drug treatment services are presented.

Strategic European inventory on drugs (SEID) pdf

SEID project aims at developing a better understanding among involved countries on different intervention options for young polydrug users. The project will combine existing knowledge on prevention, care and therapy and social inclusion among young people with the experimentation of local key pilot actions in order to produce a trans-national catalogue of intervention options.

Early intervention for first-time noticed drug users (FreD goes net) pdf

The project aims at providing adolescents, who have been noticed for the first time in connection with their problematic use of addictive substances (especially by the police, but also at school or at the workplace), with early intervention measures in order to protect them from sliding into a dependency.

Healthy nightlife toolbox — Effective interventions for (youth) drug use in recreational settings (HNT) pdf

The focus of this project is to reduce harm from alcohol and drug use among young people. The general objective is to support the identification and implementation of effective preventive interventions that address emerging trends in alcohol and drug use in nightlife settings, especially regarding ecstasy, cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis.

Senior drug dependents and care structures (SDDCare) pdf

The project aims to create a knowledge base on senior drug dependents in different age brackets and by gender and on their care and treatment needs; and to elaborate practical implementation tools in form of guidelines for the implementation of outpatient (non-residential) and residential care structures and offers which are in line with gender mainstreaming principles.

Alert on new recreational drugs on the web; building up a European-wide digital early warning system (Psychonaut EWS) pdf

The strategic objectives of this project include a regular monitoring of the web in respect of novel recreational drugs and prompt implementation of a technical database on novel recreational psychoactive compounds/combinations, with the resulting data being made available to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction’s (EMCDDA) early warning system for possible dissemination to selected health professionals and health agencies.

Integrated responses to drugs and infections across the European criminal justice systems (CONNECTIONS) pdf

The project aims to contribute to the development of more effective, inclusive and accessible HIV/AIDS (and other drug-related infections) and drug prevention, policies and services for ‘at-risk’ populations throughout the criminal justice systems of the European Union Member States and accession countries.

Projects funded under Call 2007

Prevention Standards - European standards in evidence for drug prevention
This project will provide commonly agreed evidence standards, generated from robust methodologies, to support policy makers and professionals in the selection, promotion and/or development of best practice in all relevant areas of prevention. This will allow users to bridge the gaps between science, policy, and practice, and allow them to demonstrate success in reaching specific objectives of National, and EU Drugs Action Plans.

Democracy, Cities & Drugs II
The project’s aim is to help support EU cities develop local, partnership based drug policies involving the relevant stakeholders – local authorities, health services criminal justice services, communities, including visible minority ones, and drug service users – so that a coordinated, participative, targeted, and thus resource effective approach can be developed towards drug-related problems.

Training Criminal Justice Professionals in Harm Reduction Services for Vulnerable Groups
General objective of this project is to develop and improve the training for professionals working in the criminal justice system on the front line with problematic drug users, specifically aiming at the implementation and sustainability of harm reduction programmes for vulnerable groups like prisoners to prevent transmission of infectious diseases like HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis.

Ten D by Night (Dark, Dance, Disco, Dose, Drugs, Drive, Danger, Damage, Disability, Death)
The strategic aim of TEN D project is to define a European approach for reducing number and seriousness of road accidents, in particular the ones in which young people are involved, that occur during weekends and can be correlated with the consumption of alcohol and psychoactive substances. The impact of road accidents on the population’s health represents a top priority problem for EU Member States, given the extent of this phenomenon, as well as its human and social aspects and costs.