Austria

Locally known as: “Europäische Qualitätsstandards zur Suchtprävention“ (“EDPQS”)

The above presentation in German introduces the EDPQS Manual and shows how the EDPQS standards were developed during the EDPQS Phase I project (2008-2010). For all resources, please visit our Resources page.

EDPQS materials available in German

  • Prezi introduction
  • Please contact the project partners mentioned below for more information

Project-specific activities in this country

  • As part of the EDPQS Phase II project, the Institut Suchtprävention pro mente Oberösterreich conducted online surveys and focus groups in Austria.
  • The intervention “Peer Drive Clean” in Upper Austria served as a case study to explore the practical applicability of the EDPQS.
  • Presentation of EDPQS in relevant professional fora, such as a networking and knowledge-exchange event at the Institut für Suchtprävention (ISP), Vienna, Austria, November 2012; or as part of a presentation to University students enrolled in the Masters programme on addiction and violence prevention, at the University of Education Upper Austria in Linz, March 2014
  • Project meeting in Vienna (July 2014) (see our blog)

Examples of EDPQS use in this country

The Viennese Institut für Suchtprävention (ISP) used the EDPQS to review its internal processes regarding the planning, implementation and evaluation of preventive activities. The EDPQS champions on this project were Artur Schroers and Markus Hojni.

Project partners

The Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (http://www.goeg.at) and the Institut Suchtprävention pro mente Oberösterreich (http://www.praevention.at/) were project partners in the EDPQS Phase II project. For further information, please see the Partnership pages.

Main contact persons

Marion Weigl, Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (marion.weigl@goeg.at), can be contacted regarding:

  • Information about the institution’s role in the EDPQS project
  • General information about the EDPQS
  • Information about EDPQS-specific activities in this country
  • 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

Rainer Schmidbauer, Institut Suchtprävention pro mente Oberösterreich (rainer.schmidbauer@praevention.at), can be contacted regarding:

    • Information about the institution’s role in the EDPQS project
    • General information about the EDPQS
    • Information about EDPQS-specific activities in this country
    • 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 or contact Marion Weigl (contact details above)

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.