We are pleased to announce that the Quick Guide to the European Drug Prevention Quality Standards (EDPQS) was recently published in Latvian. This means that the Quick Guide is now available in 15 languages.
The quick guide was translated and published by the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control that is responsible for public health prevention coordination and represents the National Focal Point for the Reitox network of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).
In addition, the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of Latvia, in collaboration with EDPQS project partner Artur Malczewski from the Polish National Bureau for Drug Prevention, organised the first EDPQS training in the capital Riga using EDPQS Toolkit 3 (Training). This event was held on 30 November 2016 and gathered together 17 experts representing ministries and other state institutions, municipalities, the police’s prevention unit and non-governmental organisations.
The organisers of the training received positive feedback, and the results of pre-test and post-test showed that participants improved their knowledge about the EDPQS quick guide and the way how to use it; moreover, the majority of participants noted that this tool would be useful in their work.
It is planned that in 2017 another training on EDPQS standards will be organised and that more EDPQS toolkits will be translated into Latvian.
For more information about EDPQS activities in Latvia, please visit our Latvia country page.