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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The EPPIC Project was presented and discussed in a separate panel session at the Annual conference of the European Society of Prevention Research (EUSPR): 24.-26. Oct. 2018; Lisbon, Portugal. Paper presentations were given by EPPIC members from the United Kingdom, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Austria and Poland.

The next formal partner meeting will take place on 28.-30. Jan 2019 in Aarhus, Denmark

The last formal partner meeting took place on 11.-12. Jan. 2018 in Warsaw, Poland

You can view previous presentations here:


The EPPIC Project has been presented in 2018 at the following conferences:

Message from Javier Solana: Plädoyer für ein Umdenken in der Drogenpolitik


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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