The European Harm Reduction Network (EuroHRN) was formed in 2010 by ten organisations with a shared interest in advocating for and sharing knowledge on harm reduction within Europe. It is made up of three sub-regional networks covering North, South and Eastern Europe and managed by a coordinator based at Harm Reduction International in the UK. The Network is funded by the EC.
* The North Europe Sub-Regional Network is led by Foundation De Regenboog Groep(the Netherlands) and Akzept (Germany).
* The South Europe Sub-Regional Network is led by APDES (Portugal).
* The Eastern Europe Sub-Regional Network is led by the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (Lithuania).
A specialist project on drug user networking is coordinated by ASUD (French national drug user organisation) working in partnership with the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD).
EuroHRN is coordinated by Harm Reduction International and is advised by a Steering Group of ten organisations who manage the development of the project.
Harm Reduction International is leading on a harm reduction and civil society audit as a part of the EuroHRN project. We will examine existing information and materials and consult with experts in order to map key issues for Europe such as the coverage of harm reduction organisations, policies, services and resources. Thus activity will draw together existing work to enable EuroHRN to provide an invaluable regional advocacy and planning tool. It will also highlight good and bad practice and will demonstrate where gaps and shortcomings exist in terms of resource allocation and implementation.
If you are interested to join or to get more information, please contact the coordinator of the network at Harm Reduction International (UK), Maria Phelan at Maria.Phelan@ihra.net.
Harm reduction in Europe: coverage and civil society advocacy
This report presents the findings of the EuroHRN civil society audit, an activity aimed at collating existing epidemiological and service coverage data and consulting with experts in order to map key issues for harm reduction in Europe.
This includes coverage of harm reduction interventions, policies and civil society advocacy priorities.