NGO Veza is the first NGO that started to work with IDUs in Serbia. It aims to reduce the risks of communicable diseases for drug users and the overall population, empower civil society and health institutions regarding harm reduction, to promote an open environment for debate on these issues, and integrate harm reduction into the Serbian public healthcare system.
Our membership has been growing organically since IDPC was set up in 2006. Members can be NGOs, academic institutions, think tanks or professional networks, but they must have a national or international outlook, and a credible track record in the drug policy field.
There are no membership fees, but all members need to be committed to supporting the IDPC vision and mission, strategic directions, policy principles and work plan.
IDPC has two types of membership:
IDPC Partner Members
Partner Members are organisations that play a more active role in IDPC’s day-to-day work. These members have the skills, capacity and contacts to engage governments and international organisations on drug policy reform. This level of membership includes clear expectations in terms of involvement in consultations, efficient communication and contribution to the advocacy work. As a result, the selection of Partner Members will be based on the level of engagement of the organisation in IDPC’s work, geographical representation (with no more than one Partner Member per country in most cases), and thematic relevance.
IDPC Network Members
Network Members are organisations that are mostly involved in IDPC’s communications work at a less intensive level. These members receive all IDPC communications, and are involved in exchange of ideas and information, and joint planned activities. These members will be able to use the IDPC alerts and website to promote their work, and will help share IDPC’s news, publications and products with their own contacts. IDPC will usually welcome organisations as Network Members in the first instance, rather than as Partner Members.
Association Prevent was created in 2004 in Novi Sad, Serbia, with the objective of educating the population about drug problems and STIs, advancing activities to prevent drug use and STIs, and promoting the advancement of youth work and volunteerism.
NGO Re Generation's main goal is to improve public health, as well as social and health care of young psychoactive substance users and other marginalized groups. The main objectives of Re Generation are: • Identification. integration and providing necessary services to target population. • Research and analysis of the target population • Improvement of public health with special focus on prevention of HIV, Hepatitis B and C and other blood transmitted infections. • Improving the quality of health care of target population. • Improving the quality of social and legal status of the target population. • Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention • Development and implementation of harm reduction practices • Encouraging the target population to take the initiative. • Achieving and promoting human rights and civil liberties. • Ongoing education of users and professionals. • Cooperation with international and local organizations and governmental institutions . Main values: • Tolerance and equal rights • Respect for individual choice • Public Health • Trust • Confidentiality / Anonymity • Commitment • Innovation and originality • Team work and collective responsibility • Objectivity and self-criticism • Visibility and transparency • Respect for all people regardless of age, gender, race, nationality, religious affiliation and political orientation.