What is Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA)?
EHRA is a non-for-profit public membership-based organization, registered by the initiative of harm reduction activists and organizations from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEECA) region in 2017, continuing regional harm reduction activists’ network tradition since 1997. EHRA strives for a progressive human rights-based drug policy, sustainable funding advocacy and efficiency of harm reduction services oriented on needs of people who use drugs. EHRA is now unites 161 organizational and individual members in 7 sub-regions of CEECA region: Baltics, Central Europe, South-Eastern Europe, European Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Caucasus, Central Asia and Russia.
How does strategic framework work?
Suggested strategic directions of work were developed by EHRA Secretariat and the Steering Committee based on the previous experience of harm reduction advocacy and current context of harm reduction programs in CEECA region. This document is first discussed by the Steering Committee, then it is discussed and approved by the General Assembly of EHRA members on 13-27th of November 2017. After approval, the EHRA strategic framework will be published on EHRA official website www.harmreductioneurasia.org. EHRA Strategic Framework will become background for the operational planning of EHRA Secretariat, political and advocacy actions and fundraising efforts of the Association and its members.
Strategic objectives, activities and indicators
- Strategic objective 1: To ensure sustainability and efficiency of harm reduction services in CEECA region.
- Strategic objective 2: To advocate for non-punitive drug policies in CEECA region based on public health and human rights
- Strategic objective 3: To develop leadership and expertise of civil society and people who use drugs in monitoring of drug policies, financing, access and quality of harm reduction services in CEECA region.
- Strategic objective 4: To strengthen organizational governance and operational systems, program efficiency and financial sustainability of EHRA.