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TITLE OF PROJECT
PREVNET NETWORK : COOPERATION TO PROMOTE THE USE OF TELEMATICS
FOR THE PREVENTION OF DRUG DEPENDENCE

ORGANISATION:

Name:
A-CLINIC FOUNDATION

Address:
Fredrikinkatu 20 B 18
FIN-00120HELSINKI
FINLANDE

Telephone:
+358.9.6220 290

Fax:
+358.9.175.276

Contact person:
Dr MURTO LASSE

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

A,B,D,DK,E,EL,F,I,IRL,L,NL,P,S,UK

START OF PROJECT: 1/09/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/12/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

The purpose is to set up the Prevnet Network, a European network of bodies interested in advancing the use of telematic methods for the prevention of drug dependences. The term 'telematics' is used here to refer to a range of existing or emerging electronic and computer-mediated communication technologies that can be made use of, on the one hand to disseminate information to the general public and to specific subgroups,and on the other, to provide professionals in the prevention and treatment fields with easy access to information, training and support materials.The overall aim is to stimulate transnational and multidisciplinary exchange and cooperation so as to enable organizations and professionals to keep abreast of and exploit the opportunities offered by the fast expanding and fast changing new communication technologies. The project seeks in particular to contribute to cultivating prevention actor's skills to exploit telematic methods, and to improving the quality of services and products.To this end the project will develop a website that will function as a forum for exchange of information and experiences, and as a resource to facilitate the identification, reviewing, testing and development of telematic information,education and training tools and methods.

The proposed project's roots are in the '' Telematic Methods in Drug Prevention'' project ( aka '' Prevnet Euro '' ), started in 1998 with support from the Community Drug Programme. It has become evident that there is widespread interest in the topic, and that a flexible structure that would bring together bodies with less or more experience in this particular field would be timely. Variation in the partnership's competence relating to the use of the WWW is a case in point: some partners have experience in web publication, maintaining searchable information databases, operating discussion facilities, running question and answer services,or developing products that range from edutainment to self-assesment tests and to interactive web courses; some partners' experience is limited to dissiminating information about their activities through web pages, while others are just taking a first step to make use of the web.

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TITLE OF PROJECT
MODELLPROJEKT ZUR EINRICHTUNG EINES FRÜHWARNSYSTEMS ÜBER NEUE KONSUMTRENDS UNTER JUGENDLICHEN : MEHRFACHKONSUM UND PARTYDROGEN

ORGANISATION:

Name:
HAMBURGISCHE LANDESSTELLE GEGEN DIE SUCHTGEFAHREN E.V

Address:
Brennerstrasse 90
D- 20099 HAMBURG
ALLEMAGNE

Telephone:
+49-40-280-38-12

Fax:
+49-40-280-40-07

Contact person:
PÜSCHL MONIKA

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

D,NL,UK

START OF PROJECT: 1/08/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/08/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

The project is based on an approach which combines personal and mass communication methods.The peer network between Amsterdam, Hamburg and Manchester contains as well peer educational as peer support activities and interventions.The common developed and installed peer approach is added through mass campaign aspects (production of interventional and preventional material) and can be used for collecting data within the early warning system.

First elements of an early warning system (ews) to recognize consuming trends among youngsters and young adults were built up in the first two EWS-years (1997/98 and 1999/2000). They should be continued and extended with this application for 2000/01. Aim of the model project is to create a monitoring system for quick and adequate reactions on local, national and european level.

Comprehensive research activities and experiences exist in every participating organisation/institution:

-Manchester ( lifeline ) had questioned 4.000 young people in 1996 about their experiences with ecstasy and other drugs.

-750 people took part in a study in Hamburg with regard to the patterns of consumption of ecstasy (1995/96)

-Amsterdam (Jellinek) is conducted surveys regularely in the dutch monitoring system ''Antenne''.

As a result of the first two years of establishing the basic elements of an early warning system

- 75 key-persons (experts) have been interviewed regularly (25 persons in each city) and have given informations about their insights of the consuming trends in different scenes)

- 600 younger people from the dance drug scene have filled in a questionnaire about their drug taking behaviour in summer 1998.

- 600 ''drop-outs'' out of families will be asked with the same questionnaire in autumn/winter 1999/2000.

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TITLE OF PROJECT
SUBSTANCE USE PREVENTION IN SCHOOLS. EVALUATION
OF THE SCHOOL PROGRAMM "GLÄSERNE SCHULE"

ORGANISATION:

Name:
INSTITUT FÜR INTERDISZIPLINÄRE SUCHT- UND - DROGENFORSCHUNG, IDS HAMBURG

Address:
C/O KLINIK FÜR PSYCHATRIE, UNIVERSITÄT HAMBURG, MARTINISTR.52
D-20246HAMBURG
ALLEMAGNE

Telephone:
( + 49-40 ) 42803 4221

Fax:
( + 49-40 ) 42803 5121

Contact person:
Prof RASCHKE PETER

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

A,D,I

START OF PROJECT: 1/09/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/09/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

In 1994 the Northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein introduced a new education program called \" open school \" ( \" Gläserne Schule \" ). The target is to train the life of the students and to enable them to stay away from drugs, alcohol and cigarette smoking.

What makes this project special is the fact that the prevention program is based on the results of an anonymous questionnaire that asked for the experiences students of one class had already had with drugs.

The cities of Innsbruck in Austria and Bozen in Italy are currently preparing the introduction of the \" open school \" education program. But so far none of these three regions have any plans to evaluate systematically this program to prevent addiction in schools. We therefore would like to suggest a follow-up study that would evaluate the effects of this program. This would provide as with a database on which we could further develop concepts for the various prevention programs.

We have the following targets for our study:

1. Evaluate the education program " Open School ".

2. Measure the effects of programs to prevent addiction in schools ( change of behaviour and attitudes ),

3. Learn about drug use of 12 to 14 year old students of these three members of the European Union.

4. Develop further a wide range of preventive means for the education program \" Open School \" . Here the target is to have the same quality standards regarding preventive programs throughout European Schools.

This research project aims to improve the knowledge about programs against drug/substance addiction in schools. In this area we happen upon substantial deficits regarding research and knowledge, despite the fact that prevention of addiction is playing an ever bigger role in European health and education policies.

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TITLE OF PROJECT
SECUCITIES- DRUGS

ORGANISATION:

Name:
FORUM EUROPEEN POUR LA SECURITE URBAINE

Address:
38 rue LIANCOURT
F-75014PARIS
FRANCE

Telephone:
+33 140 64 49 00

Fax:
+33 140 64 49 10

Contact person:
Magis MARCUS MICHEL

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

B,E,F,I,S

START OF PROJECT: 1/05/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/09/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

The purpose of this project is to promote the development of a network of small and middle-sized European cities with a view to training local elected representatives and key-players in the areas of prevention and treatment of drug addiction.These cities are faced with new challenges, but do not have the necessary experience or resources (either human or financial) to respond.

These new challenges include the following:

- challenges arising from the growing popularity of synthetic drugs among young people, and the phenomenal surge of combined use of legal and illegal drugs at an increasingly early age;

- challenges arising from the citizens' anxiety with regard to petty crime;

- challenges related to public health resulting from new addictions;

- challenges arising from young people's increased mobility across national borders (in search of easier access to products; of places of entertainment and events such as raves, concerts and festivals)

To meet these challenges, the project proposes the development of a joint training program. Small cities often have inadequate knowledge concerning the phenomena which are increasingly beginning to affect them; there is therefore a felt need for exchange of information, training and networking in order to optimise and mutualise possible responses and develop joint projects.

The cities of the proposed network will be monitored by larger cities which already have considerable experience and know-how in this area-Barcelona (SP), Liege (B), Marseilles (F), Norrköping (S), Torino (I) - in order to develop new synergies.

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TITLE OF PROJECT
EURIDICE: IDEAS ANS PROPOSALS FOR INTERVENTION ON DRUG ADDICTION
IN THE WORKPLACE

ORGANISATION:

Name:
COOPERATIVA DI STUDIO E RICERCA SOCIALE MARCELLA

Address:
Via della Pace, 19
I-22070LURAGO MARINONE (CO)
ITALIE

Telephone:
( +39-0 ) 31938184

Fax:
( +39-0 ) 31937734

Contact person:
Dott VISCO GILARDI FERDINANDA

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

A,B,D,E,EL,F,FIN,I,NL,P,S,UK SI,MT,NO

START OF PROJECT: 1/01/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/01/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

It is an innovating and experimental project. The suggested program deals with drug addiction in the workplace. Its aim is to develop prevention, training, and aid for workers directly or indirectly affected by drug addiction.

The project considers workers as actors in the prevention. It develops the idea that drug addiction and dependencies in general create serious problems in the workplace ( absenteeism, low productivity, thefts, etc.. ). When workers'awareness and knowledge increase, they feel more sure, self esteemed and are able to realise a healthy and safe workplace. The approach to drug addiction problems is carried out according to the cognitive model of A. Beck and his collaborators. This model is used in particular in the formative action, in the realisation of informative materials and in the efficacy study. The project foresees also a large research activity on drug addiction social perception which is used to develop prevention campaingns in the workplace.

The final implememtation of the project in all Member States will build a European network able to promote and develop initiatives on prevention initiatives on prevention of drug addiction in the workplace.

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TITLE OF PROJECT
TOGETHER -PROJECT

ORGANISATION:

Name:
CITY OF TORNIO

Address:
Suensaarenkatu 4
FIN-95400TORNIO
FINLANDE

Telephone:
+358.16.432.204

Fax:
+358.16.481.909

Contact person:
IMMO MARTTI

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

FIN,L,S NO

START OF PROJECT: 2/01/2000

END OF PROJECT: 2/01/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

The objective of the project is to create prerequisities for authorities working with children and young people in order to develop preventive substance abuse work in municipalities and across the border.

Target group is the officials of the following authorities: social service and health care, school, youth- and recreation services, police, customs and congregation personnel.

The project operations are directed to four main themes: primary and secondary prevention, co-operation between authorities and a substance abuse strategy programme. The project comprises following seven Finnish municipalities: Tornio, Keminmaa, Ylitornio, Pello, Kolari, Muonio and Enontekiö, and four Swedish municipalities: Haparanda, Övertornea, Pajala and Kiruna.

The project's main aspects are: the community-based approach, health promotion, cross-border co-operation and networking in order to integrate public official actions in various levels. The project identifies the specific conditions about drug related issues in eleven municipalities on the Swedish and Finnish border. Exchange of experiences between different countries concerning health education, drug preventive programmes and common surveys of risk oriented behaviour promote the application of best practice. The project identifies the opportunities and limitations of the cross-border multiprofessional cooperation. Present networks (authorities, voluntary organisations, youth and parent groups) are exploited in carrying out the project work and sector-and multiprofessional working groups are established. All project activities leads to a proposal of the common substance abuse strategy programme for long term decisions in the municipalities.

The project increases know-how and general opinion exchange in the matters concerning intoxicating substances and prevention work through training and information

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TITLE OF PROJECT
IMMIGRATION ET TOXICOMANIE: LA PREVENTION POSSIBLE
- IMMIGRATION AND DRUG ABUSE, POSSIBILITIES FOR PREVENTION

ORGANISATION:

Name:
COMUNITÀ TERAPEUTICA " PHOENIX "

Address:
S.S 634 Km per Conversano. 13+800
I-70018RUTIGLIANO ( BARI )
ITALIE

Telephone:
( + 39-0 ) 80 4771200

Fax:
( + 39-0 ) 80 4770427

Contact person:
CHIMIENTI TERESA

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

B,F,I

START OF PROJECT: 2/01/2000

END OF PROJECT: 2/01/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

Le présent projet se situe dans le cadre d'une recherche socio-anthropologique liée à l'étude des rapports entre les phénomènes migratoires et les phénomènes de l'inadaptation et de la déviance sociale, en particulier celui de la toxicomanie. L'hypothèse sur la base de laquelle part la proposition projectuelle, considère que le phénomène migratoire et le processus d'assimilation de nouveaux models culturels, soient facteurs d'inadaptation et de déviance que peuvent porter à la toxicomanie, sur lesquels il est nécessaire d'intervenir à travers des méthodologies de préventions innovatives.

Pour ce faire, le présent projet se fixe des macro-objectifs:

- parvenir à la définition d'un cadre quanti-qualitatif du phénomène de la toxicomanie dans le milieu des immigrés qui, à travers l'apport de plusieurs disciplines, analyse toutes les différences ( cultures, subcultures, religions, etc..) et reconstruire les mécanismes d'interrelations entre la vieille et la nouvelle immigration.

- utiliser les résultats de la recherche pour la mise au point d'une stratégie d'intervention qui, à travers des méthodologies intégrées, puissa activer des politiques d'intervention primaires et secondaires dans les Pays de la Communauté.

This project is part of socio-anthropological research into the relationship between migration on the one hand and maladjustment and socially deviant behaviour, in particular drug abuse, on the other. The underlying hypothesis is that migration and the process of assimilating new cultural models are factors leading to maladjustment and deviant behaviour, which may result in drug abuse and which have to be tackled by novel methods of prevention.

To this end, the project pursues the following general aims:

- quantitative/qualitative definition of drug abuse in the immigrant population, bringing various disciplines the bear in order to analyse all the differences ( cultures, subcultures,religions,etc.) and reconstructing the mechanisms interrelating old and new immigration.

- use of the research findings to develop an action strategy employing integrated methods to activate primary and secondary intervention policies in the Community countries.

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TITLE OF PROJECT
THE EUROPEAN NETWORK OF DRUG SERVICES IN PRISON

ORGANISATION:

Name:
CRANSTOUN DRUG SERVICES

Address:
4th Floor, Broadway House, 112-134 The Broadway,Wimbledon
UK-SW19 IRLLONDON
ROYAUME-UNI

Telephone:
+44 181 543 8333

Fax:
+44 181 543 4348

Contact person:
Mr ROSSELL STEVE

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

A,B,D,E,EL,F,FIN,I,L,NL,S,UK

START OF PROJECT: 1/12/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/12/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

The EMCDDA has noted the high prevalence of drug dependence among prisoners, and the increased risk of infection experienced by drug users while in prison. An EMCDDA report (Turnbull-Webster, 1997) has also noted the particular gaps in drug services provision that occur at release from prison, and the rapid development of alternatives to imprisonment in various European countries. This project meets the need for dissemination of information, experience and expertise in the field of drug demand reduction and the reduction of drug-related harm in the prison setting. This need has been proved by the expansion of the ENDSP since 1994 to its present size (over 3000 contacts across the European Union), by the positive response to the newsletters, reports and conferences organised through the ENDSP, by the Turnbull and Webster report and by the ENDSP report A Question of Equivalence. The ENDSP has already had a positive effect on the development of drug services in prisons in the European Union (c.f Connections, Issue 5), and has already raised awareness of the drug and HIV related needs of imprisoned migrants (c.f. Stillwell 1994, and O'Brien-Stevens 1998). The continuation of this ENDSP project will build on the success already achieved. The aims of the project are:

1. To continue to disseminate specialist knowledge and experience through a framework for multi-disciplinary cooperation between public and private organisations in all the member states of the European Union so that more effective strategies can be adopted in preventing drug dependence, and the risks related to it (including HIV and viral hepatitis), among drug dependent offenders.

2. To maintain and create new contacts in Central European countries in order to establish a framework for collaboration and co-operation between professionals in EU and CE countries and to enlarge our area of dissemination of information and expertise.

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TITLE OF PROJECT
TOWARDS PRIMARY PREVENTION BASED ON A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH

ORGANISATION:

Name:
ISTITUTO DI RICERCA EUROPEO SUI FATTORI DI RISCHIO NELL' INFANZIA E NELL' ADOLESCENZA

Address:
Via Orsera n. 4
I-30126LIDO DI VENEZIA
ITALIE

Telephone:
39 041 5268822

Fax:
39 041 5267874

Contact person:
Prof STOCCO PAOLO

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

A,D,E,EL,F,FIN,I,NL,P,UK RO

START OF PROJECT: 1/01/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/01/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

IREFREA is one of the oldest European network, with 7 stable offices (Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Austria,

Portugal, Greece) and different research partners scattered in 13 European countries .The projects carried out by

IREFREA concerns the primary prevention and try to combine the use of scientific methodology (epidemiology,

control groups, validated scales, bibliography research ... ) with the national grounded professionals and programmes.

Especially the activities are focused on:

Improvement of knowledge, in a comparative way in most of European countries, about risk factors of use and abuse of synthetic drugs in disco or rave scene.

=> Development of new preventive approaches in recreational places.

=> Development of current knowledge of drug-addicted women needs in Europe and their perception of the efficacy of treatment services, looking for establishing preventive and therapeutic guidelines.

==> Improvement of knowledge on risk and protection factors of adolescents, analysing in a comparative and international way, the family environment and different education styles.

=> Development of preventive programmes, taking into account problems connected with each family environment.

In General terms, the aims of this project:

* building up a European network of experts interested in prevention, research and evaluation;

* developing a common working methodologies and synergies among community programmes and interventions;

* establishing pilots studies and basic research related to preventive programmes;

* developing a better comprehension of drugs abuse trends in comparative way among European countries, combining qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

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TITLE OF PROJECT
TRAINING LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN INTERDISCIPLINARY CO-OPERATION
TOWARDS THE PREVENTION OF DRUG ABUSE AND RESULTING PROBLEMS

ORGANISATION:

Name:
EUROPEAN CITIES ON DRUG POLICY

Address:
Niddastrasse 64
D-60329FRANKFURT AM MAIN
ALLEMAGNE

Telephone:
(+49) 69 233 013

Fax:
(+49) 69 2424 8308

Contact person:
Ma SCHARDT SUSANNE

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

A,B,D,EL,I,NL,UK SI,CH

START OF PROJECT: 1/03/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/03/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

Enhance multidisciplinary cooperation between official bodies, local politicians, local administration police, justice, NG0s with regard to the Draft European Action Plan to combat drugs (2000-2004) - especially to Priority n° 3 - enhancing methods in Europe and the demands for European prevention policy formulated at the Flagship event of the 1998 EDPW in Vienna in November 1998.

Build capacity among the above-mentioned target group to use data collected at local, national and European levels in order to formulate an integrated drug policy approach.

Develop ''guidelines for best practice'' in the field of multidisciplinary cooperation for the use of local, regional and national authorities as well as at European level -The guidelines should also be used in preparation for the EU enlargement.

Increase knowledge among the above mentioned target group about indicators of effective local drug policy and about best practice models for muftidisciplinary alliances.

Linking up existing cooperation networks, experts, NG0s etc. with local, regional, and national authorities for a better and more effective approach to drug abuse prevention.

Ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of the project (based on ISO 9001/EN45001)

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TITLE OF PROJECT
TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR ROMANIAN SPECIALISTS IN HARM REDUCTION AREA

ORGANISATION:

Name:
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND CHILDREN OF ROMANIA FOUNDATION

Address:
26, Maxim Gorki Street
RO-7000BUCHAREST- SECTOR 1
ROMANIA

Telephone:
( + 27-1 ) 315 1366

Fax:
( + 27-1 ) 313 6660

Contact person:
Dr NASTASE CRISTIAN

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

B,F,I,P,UK

START OF PROJECT: 1/01/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/01/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

Due to the last decision of the Commission which allow some countries from PECO to participate at the Communitary programs, our NGO decided to use this occasion to integrate into the activities of T3E regarding drug demand reduction as well as harm reduction.

The objectives of the program are:

- permitting to the field professionnals to do stages involved in the frame of T3E network gathering the institutions of 13 countries from the E.U.

- organising of a seminar in Bucharest for judging these stages and establishing the basis of a concrete co-operation between Romanian institutes and those of theEU.

- creating of a Romanian pola capable to play a role in the promotion of the co-operation between these various institutions ( twinig institutions, conjugated researches a.s.o. ).

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TITLE OF PROJECT
SEARCH I - DRUG PREVENTION FOR REFUGEES AND ASYLUMSEEKERS

ORGANISATION:

Name:
LANDSCHAFTSVERBAND WESTFALEN-LIPPE

Address:
Warendorfer Strasse 25-27

DE - 48133 MÜNSTER

Telephone:
+ 49.251.591232

Fax:
+ 49.251.591267

Web site:
http://www.lwl.org

Contact person:
Wolfgang ROMETSCH
Tel: +49.251.591.4710
Fax : +49.251.591.5499
E-mail: kswl@lwl.org
Web site:
http://www.projekt-search.de

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

A,B,D,E,I,NL

START OF PROJECT: 1/03/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/03/2002

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

Different sources show that drug use is one of the most prominent health problems among refugees. Some refugees have been using drugs before they came to Europe, some got involved in drug use during their stay in refugee asylums. But there is a lack of information on the extent and nature of the use of illegal and legal drugs in this target group and there are only a few sporadic, incoherent initiatives concerning drug prevention and demand reduction.

There have already been different projects on the topic of migration and drug use.

Refugees, however, differ substantially from the groups covered by these projects.

The major differences are the diversity of refugees (different nationalities and

languages, different ethnic, religious and sociological background), the living together

of these different people in refugee asylums and their generally unclear legal position.

The project's aims are:

1 .To get a picture of the drug problem of refugees and asylum seekers in selected EU member states.

2.To identify the need for drug information among refugees and asylum seekers in EU member states.

3.To identify good practice yet developed.

4.To develop new approaches and information material for the target group of refugees and asylum seekers.

5.Exchange of expertise and mutual support

OUTCOMES OF THE PROJECT

Final report, April 2002#########(584 KB)

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TITLE OF PROJECT
SANTE ET COMMUNAUTE TSIGANE

ORGANISATION:

Name:
ASOCIACION SECRETARIADO GENERAL GITANO

Address:
C/ Antolina Merino, 10
E-28 025MADRID
ESPAGNE

Telephone:
(+34) 91 422 09 60

Fax:
(+34) 91 422 09 61

Contact person:
Mr PUENTE FERNANDEZ PEDRO

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

E,EL,F,I,P,UK

START OF PROJECT: 15/05/2000

END OF PROJECT: 15/05/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

The Gypsies are one of the most important ethnic minorities in Europe. There are an estimated 8,000,000 Gypsies residing in Europe and Spain is the EU country with the largest population. more than 500.000. The Project focuses on a trans-national ethnic minority which is very mobile (transnational mobility) and whose characteristics and problems are very similar regardless of their country of origin.

o Drug abuse and the sale of drugs is a phenomenon that is taking a significant toll on sectors of the Gypsy communities and the problem manifests itself in a similar way throughout the different European Union countries, especially in the Mediterranean countries.

o This situation is not readily comparable with that of other sectors of the population at large and has a specific effect on Europe's Gypsy communities that justifies specific intervention with this ethnic minority:

Drug addiction hastens the social, family and cultural disintegration process suffered by this already vulnerable group of people.

Gypsy drug-users do not make use of drug treatment and support centres nor do they benefit from the existing damage reduction programs to the same degree as other sectors of the population. The Gypsy people do not benefit from primary and secondary prevention policies and programs dealing with drug abuse and HIV/AIDS to the same degree as the rest of the population. Social and labour difficulties faced by broad sectors of this community have led some Gypsy families to turn to drug sales as a source of income and a way to survive. This situation has led to the appearance of new stereotypes which identify Gypsies with drug-dealers. This is damaging to the Gypsy community's social image and makes it harder still for Gypsies to be readily accepted socially. It has also led to an upswing in racist attitudes.

We are also witnessing the emergence of youngsters and even children from marginal sectors of the Gypsy community into the world of drugs. This situation requires specific action which has yet to be taken. The Project that this organisation and its French, Portuguese and Italian partners have been working on since 1995 with Commission support has attempted to provide an overall response to the above-mentioned needs, trying to buffer their impact upon the Gypsy Community and promote initiatives with a view to fulfilling the following objectives; 1 - Consolidate and expand the European Network ''Sastipen'' as a forum for exchange, contact and mutual support. Emphasis on awareness and information sharing with regard to the Gypsy Community in Europe focusing on drug-abuse and HIV/AIDS issues. 2-Generate dialogue and a pool of knowledge from elements of common interest on the subject of the Gypsy population involved with drugs. Develop methods and intervention strategies and transfer all significant knowledge and experience to other action partners, to other drug abuse networks and to other ethnic minorities and to public administrations and entities from other European countries which are Home to Gypsy people. 3 - Mobilise the different agents involved in drug abuse issues (experts, institutions, etc.) as well as the Gypsy community itself with a view to developing prevention and intervention initiatives with this minority group within the Project partner countries which favour specific treatment taking lifestyles and cultural characteristics into consideration.4- Facilitate access to mainstream health services for drug-dependant members of the Gypsy community.5. Produce, disseminate and apply prevention materials and instruments specifically adapted to the Gypsy Community.

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TITLE OF PROJECT
EUROPEAN HEALTHY SCHOOL AND DRUGS

ORGANISATION:

Name:
TRIMBOS-INSTITUUT. NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION

Address:
P.O. BOX 725
NL-3500 ASUTRECHT
PAYS-BAS

Telephone:
(+31) 30 2971100

Fax:
(+31) 30 2971111

Contact person:
RIGTER HENK

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

A,B,EL,IRL,NL,UK NO

START OF PROJECT: 1/12/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/09/2002

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

The principle aims of the EHSD project are to improve the effectiveness of school based drug prevention (SBDP) in secondary schools in Europe. The project aims to identify key-elements and approaches that are indispensable for drug prevention in schools.This - among others - by collection of best-practice models and the comparison and improvement of scientific insights when drug prevention in education is concerned (especially concerning: basic approach, influence of the school's social setting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation).

The aim is to develop a European framework for school based drug prevention, which may be used at European, national and regional level. The framework will include a model-design project for SBDP, a European quality checklist or standard for school based drug prevention and the broad dissemination of these products among the European prevention communities.

The short term aims in the project phases II and III are:

- intensifying the co-operation and exchange between the EHSD partners with the aim to enhance the joint expertise and know-how in school based drug prevention (SBDP);

- the execution of six subprojects within the framework of the EHSD project, each of them dealing with key-issues and elements necessary for a comprehensive school based drug prevention programme;

- the development and publication of a model-design (modular) school based drug prevention project that can be used as a model and/or reference project for existing and new initiatives;

- the conducting of a survey into existing guidelines and criteria for the quality of school based drug prevention with the aim to develop a European quality checklist for SBDP;

- the development of a number of publications and other products aimed at a wide dissemination of the project findings;

- the organising of a closing conference for the EHSD project where the products, publications and outcomes of the project will be presented,

The project aims to provide the scientific and drug-prevention community with concrete answers as to what works and what does not work in school based drug prevention.

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TITLE OF PROJECT
PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES ITACA 2000

ORGANISATION:

Name:
ITACA

Address:
Glorieta del Bilbao n°1
E-28004MADRID
ESPAGNE

Telephone:
(+34) 91 447 84 50

Fax:
(+34) 91 447 84 16

Contact person:
COMAS ARNAU DOMINGO

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

A,B,D,E,EL,F,I,L,P,UK NO,CZ,CH

START OF PROJECT: 1/12/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/12/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

Itaca constitutes one of the European Networks with a higher tradition among the professionals of intervention in drug dependencies. Some of these Networks have been built around a very defined thematic or have been articulated starting from the federation of different association of particular theoretical trends.

The added value of Itaca has been focused on: -defending that intervention must be submitted to the rigour, transparency and evaluation and starting from that, difusing at European level the good practices; -having a global concept of intervention that permit the meeting of professionals working in different areas: research, therapy, prevention ... incorporating the different disciplines and theoretical trends in as much the participation in ITACA is an individual decision of every professional and it allows the affluence of confrontation and debate.

For this reason the continue opening of debate forums, research and dissemination of information and experiences, without any other limit than the rigour in practices and the transparency in its diffusion is a challenge with which there are more professionals identified each time.

In order to continue and expand the foundational objectives that the Network ITACA has been developing during the last 10 years we have fixed the following priorities in the present program:

o To potentate the instruments of dissemination of information and experience exchange among the professionals, optimising both the traditional elements already consolidated and the new technologies of information (four-monthly Magazine, Electronic Newsletter, Web page, Exchange Grant) with a notable effort to reach the East European and Mediterranean coast Countries.

o To focus an effort of research on some of the key aspects and phenomenon to improve the intervention in drug dependencies (through the Trans-national groups of experts) complementing with an important dissemination of the conclusion in order to benefit to the professionals on the spot.

o To improve permanently the co-ordination and continue with the expansion of the Network so that the Network ITACA constitutes a real instrument of co-operation and exchange of good practices and reflections for the European professionals.

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TITLE OF PROJECT
VULNERABLE PEOPLE: ADDICTED MOTHERS AND THEIR YOUNG CHILDREN. PREVENTING UPBRINGING PROBLEMS BY GIVING PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE DURING THE EARLY UPBRINGING SITUATION

ORGANISATION:

Name:
PARNASSIA, PSYCHO-MEDICAL CENTRE

Address:
MONSTERSEWEG 93 NL-2553 RJDEN HAAG
PAYS-BAS

Telephone:
( + 31 ) 70 391 67 36

Fax:
( + 31 ) 70 391 64 07

Contact person:
Drs HOKS JAN

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

B,D,EL,I,NL

START OF PROJECT: 1/04/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/10/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

Reaching young addicted mothers and their babies for the purpose of providing them with assistance is often difficult. Many young addicted mothers do not seek help, not because they do not seek help, not because they do not recognise the need for this help, but because they see the request for help as a disqualification and are afraid of losing their parneting rights. The consequences of addiction for the child include a lack of structureb, a fear of the mother's unpredictable behaviour, a deficiency of stimulation, a lack of basic safety, disadvantages related to speech and language development, etc.. Role models are often missing as well. To promote early detection and the prevention of upbringing problems, it is important to develop an extensive network of existing professional contacts .

The goals of this project are:

- to develop an integrated line of services aimed ta limiting infant death, improving the living environment of the child, and increasing the chances that the child's development will be as normal as possible.

- to organise accessible care for addicted mothers and their babies that will result in an effective system of early detection, prevention and basic care.

- to improve the referral of mothers to existing care facilities.

- to encourage network development and co-operation among the rescue and welfare agencies that are located at the regional level in the various countries of the European Union and that come into daily contact with addicted mothers having babies and young children.

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TITLE OF PROJECT
PROGRAM IN SOCIAL SKILLS TO PREVENT DRUG ADDICTIONS

ORGANISATION:

Name:
ASOCIACION CULTURAL NORTE NOVEN

Address:
Avda. Cardenal Herrera Oria 78 bis
E-28034MADRID
ESPAGNE

Telephone:
91 372 15 06

Fax:
91 735 03 93

Contact person:
MUÑOZ PIDAL IGNACIO

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

A,B,D,EL,F,I,IRL,P,S,UK

START OF PROJECT: 1/10/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/09/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

Young people is one of the groups which is mainly facing the most alarming social, cultural and economic problems in Europe ; thus they consider the consumption of drugs as a means to avoid problems.What is more, drug provides them an apparent capacity to mix with each other and improve artificially their social skills.

Social skills training is one of the most popular and spread methods to train different habits of life.We think that it can also be an effective means to intervine in a preventive way so that young people at risk can rely on more and better personal resources to tackle situations which may prompt to the consumption of drugs.

In Spain, several pilot programs (Casanova and Santafé, 1994; Calafat et al,1991) have proved the capacity of this means as a basic intervention tool, particularly, as far as drug-addictions are concerned. The results of a training program in Social Skills are very stable and reach everybody taking part in it. Besides, it not only involves preventing the consumption of drugs, but it also attains a global intervention,having a bearing in other indirect elements, such as changing maladjusted behaviour, ways of life, protection factors, etc,

Our project is aimed at implementing a Training Program in Social Skills designed specifically for young people at risk, so that we can improve:

- their behavioural competence,

- their capacity to tackle problems and difficult situations

- their skills in different environments both at a personal and at a group level

We want to improve the quality of this intervention through the collaboration of different European partners. Sharing our experiences is a key point for the evolution of this preventive intervention in the future. We also want to get substantial information thanks to the evaluation and the analysis of the program.

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TITLE OF PROJECT
A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF DRUGS LEGISLATION, POLICY AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES ON YOUNG PEOPLE

ORGANISATION:

Name:
WALSALL HEALTH AUTHORITY

Address:
27-31 Lichfield Street
UK-WS1 1TE WALSALL

Telephone:
+44/1922.720.255

Fax:
+44/1922.656.000

Contact person:
Diane MC NULTY
E-mail: Diane.McNulty@walsall.nhs.uk

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

I,NL,S,UK

STARTING DATE AND DURATION :
- 1/01/2000

- 24 months

BUDGET:
Total cost: 429.609,94 €

Subsidy from the Commission: 272.000,00 €

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

While there are some comparative studies of different European countries varied approaches to drugs policies and educational programmes, there are far fewer systematic analyses of how they impact on young children's knowledge and propensity to begin to experiment with illegal drugs. There is, for example, a well known continuum of national approaches ranging from the current Swedish \"zero tolerance strategy\" to the more liberalised Dutch policy on soft drugs, with countries like England and Italy falling somewhere in the middle range at a local level. Within these countries, agencies have adopted a wide range of approaches to drug education. Some have had a health focus, others a moral imperative, and still others are based on reducing harm. This proposal only seeks to establish an understanding of how policies impact on 10 - 13 year olds, where very little information currently exists and will be done on a comparative basis. National drug policies and local practice in Walsall, Rotterdam, Bologna and Stockholm -will be examined along with drug education programmes and specific interventions aimed at discouraging drug use in order to establish a comparative data base of current practice. A research instrument will then be designed to measure young people's comprehension of their respective countries drug policies, how it does or does not impact on their behaviour, including how tempted they are to begin to experiment with illicit substances. Questionnaire data will be analysed in order to better understand how non-acquisition programmes are interpreted by young people, what part socio-economic factors and cultural settings play and the degree to which tile natural urge of young people to experiment as part of the process of growing up can be influenced.

OUTCOMES OF THE PROJECT:

Final report, September 2002#########(703 KB)

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TITLE OF PROJECT
ERIT 2000 - ETHIQUE, DEVELOPPEMENT DE LA QUALITE DES INTERVENTIONS ET ECHANGES PARMIS LES PROFESSIONNELS SPECIALISES DANS LA PREVENTION DES ABUS DE DROGUES ET DES SOINS AUX TOXICOMANES

ORGANISATION:

Name:
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES ASSOCIATIONS D'INTERVENANTS EN TOXICOMANIE

Address:
154, Rue du Vieux Pont de Sèvres
F-92100BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT
FRANCE

Telephone:
(+33) 1 41 41 98 01

Fax:
(+33) 1 41 41 98 05

Contact person:
Dr PATRICIO LUIS

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

A,B,D,E,F,I,NL,P,UK CH

START OF PROJECT: 1/07/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/07/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

The European Federation of Professionals Working in the Field of Drug Abuse ( ERIT) was formally founded in 1993, after the I European Conference held at Liège (B). The process leading to its foundation emerged on 1991, when experts of several associations and countries shown their intention to create an active european network of professionals, with the objective of gathering their efforts and experiences in order to facilitate the information and knowledge exchange in this field. Since then, ERIT evolved from the first 4 associations that begun this process to the actual 15 drug workers organisations ( coming from 9 european countries); at the same time, the work performed by ERIT since its foundation ( on primary prevention, risk and harm reduction, treatment, training, social rehabilitation, organisation of services,ethics) provided opportunities for drug workers and institutions to meet and exchange experiences, to develop partnerships in order to define principles of ethics and to put forward significant action researches and reflections.

The support of the European Commission has been important to this effort : on ERIT's main events ( I European Conference - Liège, II European Conference - Paris,III European Conference- Bologna), as well as in what ERIT's working groups are concerned, this support enabled the Federation to put forward its work. The project now presented for funding. which reflects the ERIT analysis of actual the priorities for action on drug addiction in Europe, represents the continuation of this ongoing effort, and has the following objectives:

- Co-ordination of european information groups in different areas of drug demand reduction / harm reduction

strengthening of contacts among professionals

- Development of Internet possibilities as a tool for information and knowledge exchange among professionals

- Survey, analysis and action on visible evolutions of the drug phenomena

- Ethics and professional identity as a process of institution of best practices on services and training

- Training : organisation of workshops on new approaches to drug addiction, thus increasing the capacities of

intervention on new evolutions of the phenomena

- Institution of concrete measures of quality in care and management, on outpatient services

- Exchange among european national scientific journals

- Envolvement in ERIT work of other european networks and professionals coming from Eastern Countries

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TITLE OF PROJECT
COMMUNITY BASED ADDICTION PREVENTION;
MOTIVATION OF HONORARY CITIZEN IN THE PRIMARY ADDICTION PREVENTION

ORGANISATION:

Name:
CENTRE DE PREVENTION DES TOXICOMANIES (STIFTUNG)

Address:
Rue du Fort Wallis, 3
L-2714LUXEMBOURG
LUXEMBOURG

Telephone:
( + 352 ) 49 77 77

Fax:
( + 352 ) 40 89 93

Contact person:
MICHAELIS THERESE

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

A,B,D,EL,FIN,L

START OF PROJECT: 15/12/2000

END OF PROJECT: 15/12/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

the project can be seen as a further developement and continuation of the community based addiction prevention pilot project. The last European conference on this topic pointed out, that information is needed about strategies how to motivate, build up and especially maintain a community addiction prevention group of volunteers and honorary citizens. The project is scientificly supervised and evaluated by an independent research institute. This project includes the following aims, based on scientific methods and theories:

- European knowledge transfer on community based primary addiction prevention focused on volunteers with the means of new technologies ( internet ), publication of reports and a European symposium.

- gathering and evaluation of information about voluntary workers in the field of addiction prevention in Europe with questionnaires.

- analysis of the literature about acquirement, motivation, maintenance of volunteer groups and comparing different strategies.

- working out strategies for building up and maintenance of volunteer community groups in the field of addiction prevention.

- application of the developed strategies in a pilot group.

- extension of the information platform on the internet about the topic \" community based addiction prevention \" ( including new community projects, information about volunteer groups, building up a filetransfer etc.).

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TITLE OF PROJECT
RESEARCH,EDUCATION,INNOVATION FOR THE PREVENTION OF DRUG-ADDICTION

ORGANISATION:

Name:
THESSALONIKI PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

Address:
KONSTANTINOUPOLEOS,36
EL-56 429THESSALONIKI
GRECE

Telephone:
30 31 66 48 50

Fax:
30 31 60 57 77

Contact person:
BOUSOULEGAS ARIS

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

E,EL,NL

START OF PROJECT: 1/01/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/01/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

The overall goals of the program are the following:

1 .The expansion of the profile, of the attitudes and of the means of prevention that the employees use in Social Services that develop activities of primary and secondary prevention against drug addiction.

2. The promotion of innovative methods and of means of prevention throughout the exchange of experience among the Institutes of different countries of the EU.

3. The vocational training of the employees in Social Services (interregional program) in the methods of identification in time of the danger and the resolution of crises that come up from the use of drugs.

4. The application of a pioneer program of prevention in a selected Municipality of Thessaloniki, that will address to secondary schools and that will be materialized from the network of the services and the professionals who participated in the research and in the vocational training program.

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TITLE OF PROJECT
EUROMETHWORK IN 1999 : M.A.P., METHADONE GUIDELINES AND TRAINING

ORGANISATION:

Name:
MINISTRY OF HEALTH OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA,COORDINATION OF CENTRES FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF DRUG ADDICTION

Address:
Stefanova 5
SI-1000LJUBLJANA
SLOVENIA

Telephone:
( + 386 ) 1 478 6001

Fax:
( + 386 ) 1 478 6058

Contact person:
Dr PISKUR KOSMAC DUNJA

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

A,B,D,DK,E,EL,F,FIN,I,IRL,L,NL,P,S,UK

START OF PROJECT: 1/01/2000

END OF PROJECT: 1/01/2001

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

To improve the quality of the provision of methadone in the European Region by facilitating exchange of information and expertise among methadone providers and by providing methadone guidelines. To facilitate proper treatment of methadone patients who receive methadone in one European Country and who have to spend time in another European country .

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TITLE OF PROJECT
TOXICOMANIE EN EUROPE : NOUVEAUX DÉFIS, NOUVEAUX ENJEUX

ORGANISATION:

Name:
MISSION INTERMINISTÉRIELLE DE LUTTE CONTRE LA DROGUE ET LA TOXICOMANIE

Address:
10, Place des cinq martyrs du Lycée Buffon
F-75506 cedex 15PARIS
FRANCE

Telephone:
(+33-1) 40566300

Fax:
(+33-1)40566313

Contact person:
Mme MAESTRACCI NICOLE

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

F

START OF PROJECT: 24/10/2000

END OF PROJECT: 24/11/2000

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACTION PLAN:

Les conduites addictives, qu'elles concernent les drogues illicites et licites, sont devenues un défi majeur de santé publique dans tous les pays européens et un vrai enjeu pour les politiques publiques et les pratiques professionnelles.

Ce colloque, qui se déroulera sur 2 journées, permettra un échange entre les experts de la pharmacodépendance ( chercheurs, toxicologues, pharmacologues..) les cliniciens qui prennent en charge les usagers à partir de connaissances acquises, et les représentants des pouvoirs publics.

Les objectifs retenus visent à développer une réflexion commune sur les évolutions de la situation dans le champ de la toxicomanie et la proposition de mise en place d'un réseau européen d'évaluation et d'information sur les nouveaux comportements et usages de drogues ainsi que sur la dangerosité des produits et risques qu'ils font encourir. Elle portera également sur les évolutions des pratiques professionnelles concernant les comportements addictifs .

La MILDT coordonne l'activité des différents ministères qui peuvent intervenir dans le domaine de la drogue et la toxicomanie.

 
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