As the three-year Regional Program “Harm Reduction Works – Fund It!” draws to a close, EHRN is to hold the fourth and final meeting of the Regional Technical Advisory Group (RTAG) in Druskininkai (Lithuania) on 13-14 June. Among the participants are representatives of international and regional groups, agencies, UN donors, civil and state organizations and representatives of PWUD communities, as well as members of the EHRN Secretariat.

Established in July 2013, the advisory body has provided technical support to the EHRN Steering Committee for four years in order to issue guidelines on how to achieve the Program’s objectives. "The RTAG always acted as a sounding board, letting us hear the results of the work done by a huge team from the project countries and the EHRN team, compared to both national trends and needs, and in combination with other regional initiatives. In fact, this is a key tool for coordinating this project. It was the RTAG decisions that allowed us to adjust the Program every year, making it flexible and responsive to the changing political environment in the region. We are grateful to the RTAG experts for their help and commitment to the goals set," – says Anna Dovbakh, EHRN executive director.

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