This section documents the different ways in which the European Drug Prevention Quality Standards (EDPQS) have had an impact beyond the immediate project outputs.
- Examples of use
Since being published, the EDPQS have informed a number of different activities. For example, they have been used to inform policy-making, to develop regional quality standards, to review the ways in which prevention is being planned and delivered, to inform the development of intervention programmes, and to support professional development. This page contains some examples of real-life application to illustrate how quality standards can help inform and develop drug prevention policy and practice. Further examples of use can be accessed on a country-by-country basis through the EDPQS Activities Map.
- Presentations and Publications
Information about the EDPQS has been disseminated primarily through presentations. The EDPQS have been presented to interested practitioners and policy-makers all over Europe and internationally, including international networks and representatives of the EU accession states. Workshops on the quality standards have also been delivered, for example as part of the EMCDDA Reitox Academies on Prevention. On this page, you will find an (non exhaustive) list of events at which the EDPQS have been presented, as well as details of forthcoming events. Important: Materials to support use of the Standards are stored on a separate page dedicated to practical resources.
- Media and press
In 2011, the EDPQS research project was featured as an example of good practice in an EU report on public health projects. The Standards have also been referred to in key documents such as the International Standards on Drug Use Prevention published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). This page documents these and other examples of how external agencies have commented on the Standards.