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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Latest news and announcements

New publication in the Journal of Youth Studies:

Framing ‘drug prevention’ for young people in contact with the criminal justice system in England: views from practitioners in the field.

You can read the article here.

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

  • Aarhus (14-16 Aug. 2019): Nordic Youth Research Symposium: Narrowing paths - transgressive routes. Youth in changing times: New forms of inequality, risk and resistance (DK)
  • Ghent (16-17 Sept. 2019): European Society of Prevention Research Conference (AT)
  • Ghent (18-21 Sept. 2019): European Society of Criminology Annual Conference (AT)
  • Lisbon (23-25 Oct. 2019): Lisbon Addictions (UK, IT)

 

Dissemination activities

  • 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 is planned for 8. May 2019 to discuss outcomes and recommendations
  • Workshops with National Advisory Groups are planned for May-July 2019 in all partner countries

 

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.

Focus

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.

Scope

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.

Tweets

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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