Across Europe

Project-specific activities across Europe

  • The two phases of the EDPQS project were designed to be pan-European, thus project partners were selected to represent different geographies and (prevention) cultures. Please see the project descriptions for more information on project activities.
  • Close collaboration with the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) throughout both projects
  • Presentation of EDPQS in relevant international fora (see here for a list of presentations)

Examples of EDPQS use across Europe

  • The EDPQS were used to develop the prevention strand of the EQUS Minimum quality standards and benchmarks in drug demand reduction. More information about this project can be found in the “Example projects documents” in EDPQS Toolkit 4.
  • As part of the Nightlife Empowerment & Well-being Implementation Project (NEWIP), the EDPQS were adapted for use in nightlife settings. More information about this project can be found in the “Example projects documents” in EDPQS Toolkit 4.
  • During 2012, the Expert Strand on Substance Abuse Prevention (ESSAP) – a subgroup to the Work Group “Health Inequalities” within the Social Affairs Forum, EUROCITIES – focused on the European Drug Prevention Quality Standards as a framework to guide their discussions and facilitate international knowledge exchange. For further information about ESSAP, please see our Examples of use page.
  • The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) commissioned a Quick Guide to the EDPQS which it then translated into six languages to help promote quality in prevention in the Balkan region (see also the blog entry).

Project partners

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) was an associate partner in the EDPQS Phase I project, and a project advisor in the EDPQS Phase II project. For further information, please see the Partnership pages.

Informal collaboration with organisations such as the Science for Prevention Academic Network (SPAN) or the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR).

Main contact persons

Gregor Burkhart, EMCDDA (Gregor.Burkhart@emcdda.europa.eu), can be contacted regarding:

  • Information about the institution’s role in the EDPQS project
  • General information about the EDPQS
  • Advice on how to work with the EDPQS
  • Requests for presentations on EDPQS
  • Requests to receive training on EDPQS
  • Requests for permission to provide for-profit training on EDPQS

Prof Harry Sumnall, Professor in Substance Use at Liverpool John Moores University (h.sumnall@ljmu.ac.uk), can be contacted regarding:

  • Information about the institution’s role in the EDPQS project
  • General information about the EDPQS
  • Information about EDPQS-specific activities across Europe
  • Advice on how to work with the EDPQS
  • Requests for presentations on EDPQS
  • Requests to receive training on EDPQS
  • Requests for permission to provide for-profit training on EDPQS

Other quality standards and guidelines relevant to prevention

Yes. Please check the EMCDDA’s Best Practice Portal

Information up-to-date as of June 2015. Something wrong or missing? To submit an update regarding this page (e.g. changed contact details, additional activities), please contact us.