Germany

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


Maximilian Von Heyden, Heidelberg University, introduces the German EDPQS associate partner, the developers of the “Rebound” prevention programme

EDPQS materials available in German

Project-specific activities in this country

  • The German standards “QIP – Qualität in der Prävention” were used in the development of the EDPQS.
  • The German intervention “Rebound” (developed at the University Hospital Heidelberg, now managed by Finder Akademie) served as a case study to explore the practical applicability of the EDPQS.
  • Presentation of the EDPQS at the Fachtagung “Bedarfsanalyse als fachliche Herausforderung für die Praxis: Professionalisierung kommunaler Alkoholprävention”, Hannover, Germany, November 2012.

Examples of EDPQS use in this country

At a conference co-organised by the Crime Prevention Council of Lower Saxony, Ministry of Justice of Lower Saxony, a workshop was dedicated to the ‘needs assessment’ stage within the EDPQS. The EDPQS were used to initiate a discussion and reflection on the challenges of assessing target population and community needs in preventive practice. The EDPQS champion on this activity was Frederick Groeger-Roth.

The EDPQS informed the development and implementation of “Rebound”, a manualised, school-based drug prevention and health promotion intervention developed at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. The programme developers used the EDPQS as a checklist during programme development, and at later stages, to evidence the quality aspects of the intervention. The EDPQS champions on this project were Henrik Jungaberle and Maximilian von Heyden.

Project partners

  • Federal Centre for Health Education – Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA) (www.bzga.de)
  • University Hospital Heidelberg, specifically the colleagues working on the “Rebound” programme (my-rebound.de/)

Both institutions were associate partners in the EDPQS project: the Federal Centre for Health Education in the EDPQS Phase I project, and the University Hospital Heidelberg in the EDPQS Phase II project. For further information, please see the Partnership pages.

  • Informal collaboration with the Crime Prevention Council of Lower Saxony, Ministry of Justice of Lower Saxony (www.lpr.niedersachsen.de/)

Main contact persons

To find out more about activities to promote quality in prevention in Germany, please contact Diana Hammes, Federal Centre for Health Education (diana.hammes@bzga.de)

To find out more about activities to promote quality in prevention in Lower Saxony, please contact Frederick Groeger-Roth, Crime Prevention Council of Lower Saxony, Ministry of Justice of Lower Saxony (Frederick.Groeger-Roth@mj.niedersachsen.de)

To find out more about “Rebound” and local experiences of working with the EDPQS, please contact Maximilian von Heyden, Finder Akademie (maximilian.vonheyden@finder-akademie.de).

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.