EPPIC – Exchanging Prevention practices on Polydrug use among youth In Criminal justice systems

Duration: January 1st 2017 – December 31st 2019

United Kingdom

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Most recent project activities:


Most recent publications from the project EPPIC:


EPPIC Progress Report 03/2019

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The most recent formal partner meeting took place on 28.-30. Jan. 2019 in Aarhus, Denmark

You can view previous presentations here:


The EPPIC Project has been presented at the following conferences:

Forthcoming conferences


Dissemination activities

  • Project presentations at the following conferences:
  • 4 Workshops with practitioners have been completed in the UK (3 in England, 1 in Scotland), exploring the theme "engagement"
  • 1 workshop with practitioners and Advisory Board Members was held on 5. April in Poland, discussing findings from WP5 and quality standards
  • 1 workshop with the Austrian Advisory Group was held on 8. May 2019 to discuss outcomes and recommendations
  • Workshops with National Advisory Groups are planned for May-July 2019 in all partner countries
  • Participation at ISSUP Conference Vienna 2019


International Meeting on "Prisons and Health" in Lisbon 11-12 December 2017:

Conference organised by the Europan Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Abuse (EMCDDA) and the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO). In her opening remarks the representative of the European Commission, Ms Marianna Zwodziak-Carbonne referred to the EPPIC project as an example of the growing interest of the Commission in the subject of prison health.


EPPIC focuses on drugs prevention policy and practice for young people aged between 15 and 24 who have been in contact with the criminal justice system. We will identify innovative prevention projects and examine the views of young people to find out more about experiences with intervention programmes.


EPPIC will cover research on prevention programmes in prison and community settings as well as forms of diversion and therapy in six European countries: UK, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Germany and Austria.


Coordinator: Prof. Betsy Thom, b.thom@mdx.ac.uk, Middlesex University

Some impressions from our meetings

Luxembourg 2017
Lisbon 2018
Lisbon 2018
Luxembourg 2017
Luxembourg 2017

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