The Albanian NGO Aksion Plus (which we greatly thank for all the hospitality), in collaboration with YODA and Drug Policy Dialogue in South East Europe network, organised a meeting in Tirana, Albania from 8th to 10th August, in order to discuss issues related to harm reduction across Europe. 

Participating organizations included:

  • Aksion Plus, Albania (host)
  • Healthy Options Project Skopje, Macedonia
  • Labirynth, Kosovo
  • Plug-INN, Belgium
  • Re Generation, Serbia
  • Students’ Drug Policy Initiative, Poland
  • together with Dimitar Karagegov, YODA’s individual member from Bulgaria

Participants discussed the current drug and drug policy situation in their countries, running projects and plans for future collaboration both at the international and national level. The most important subjects raised were: party-working and harm reduction for recreational drugs and alcohol users; barriers in providing harm reduction services to underaged people; advocacy at the domestic level; plans for advocacy campaigns at the international level – European Union and United Nations in particular.

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