Training Course: Training for Trainers on Harm Reduction
Dates: 15-21 May 2017
Venue: Montalbán, Barcelona, Spain
Eligible are 2 participants coming from: Greece
Application deadline: 14th May 2017
ATTENTION: Additional call for participants.
This project aims to introduce the methodology of harm reduction in the non formal education youth field in general and the partner organisations.
The main objective is to sensitize participants in reducing the risks associated with drug use and advise partner organizations for the development of this methodology is set as a key objective to increase awareness about effects and risks associated with drug use both among young people, by promoting accurate information and quality training for social actors more directly involved in the issue.
We define harm reduction as the ‘policies, programmes and practices that aim to reduce the harms associated with the use of psychoactive drugs in people unable or unwilling to stop. The focus is on the prevention of harm, rather than on the prevention of drug use itself.’
This methodology recognizes the existence of a recreational drug use, characterized by its connection to leisure time, in Informal contexts (private houses, parks, streets …) or recreational (discotheques, festivals, etc.) and with a motivation oriented to experimentation and pleasure.
It is recognized that there are forms of consumption that involve very little risks while others that are extremely risky.
This consumption can be -but not always- characterized by being irresponsible and uninformed, generating risky situations (physical and / or psychological addiction development, health effects, accidents, etc.) for themselves and for others (driving under the effects of psychoactive substances, domestic violence, etc.).
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.
We don’t want to enter into relationship with you as the providers of a service for a consumer. We want to enter into a more human relationship with you, as co-producers and collaborators in the transformation of ourselves and our world.
To support this intention, rather than offering our work as a service to be bought, we ask for contributions to make this work possible.
Participation fee: 30 Euro.
Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 275€.
Accommodation and food will be provided and paid by the organiser.