Belgium

Locally known as: “EDPQS”

EDPQS materials available in Dutch or French

  • EDPQS materials have not yet been published in Dutch.
  • For EDPQS materials in French, please visit the France country page.
  • The COMIQS.BE project has developed quality standards for prevention activities in Belgium. Please see the “Examples” below for more information.

Project-specific activities in this country

Presentation of the EDPQS at relevant meetings, for example at the conference “Building an EU consensus for minimum quality standards in the prevention, treatment and harm reduction of drugs (EQUS)”, Brussels, Belgium, June 2011.

Examples of EDPQS use in this country

The EDPQS have informed the development of quality standards in Belgium as part of the “Consensus building on minimal quality standards for drug demand reduction in Belgium” (COMIQS.BE) study. The EDPQS champion on this project was Wouter Vanderplasschen, Ghent University. More information about this project can be found in the “Example projects documents” in EDPQS Toolkit 4 or on the COMIQS.BE website.

The umbrella organisation „Vereniging voor Alcohol- en andere Drugproblemen vzw“ (VAD) refers to the EDPQS when training prevention practitioners and uses the EDPQS to inform its internal processes regarding the planning, implementation and evaluation of preventive activities. The EDPQS champion at VAD is Johan Jongbloet (see below for contact details).

Project partner

Informal collaboration with the Vereniging voor Alcohol- en andere Drugproblemen vzw (www.vad.be). There was no official project partner from Belgium in the EDPQS Phase I or Phase II projects.

Main contact persons

Johan Jongbloet, Vereniging voor Alcohol- en andere Drugproblemen vzw (VAD) (johan.jongbloet@vad.be), can be contacted regarding:

  • 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

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

  • 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

Other quality standards and guidelines relevant to prevention

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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.