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The network has been an innovative and pioneering network, promoting the exchange of practical and theoretical knowledge for professionals and organisations, working in the field of drug demand and drug harm reduction across EU. It has done this by using the synergy of its network and directing this to organise peer-training seminars (for and by professionals) and summer universities in different cities across different EU countries.
The general objective of the exchange and training network has been that of enabling professionals and organisations from different EU countries, working in the drugs field, to import and export good practice, through the application of our combined synergy, an intelligent form of eclecticism, and with a view to enhancing their all-round insight, understanding and expertise into good clinical practice, and thereby offering their client group of drug users a more informed and better service. This general objective rests on the assumption that good clinical practice is an on-going learning curve; one, moreover, which is heightened by the examination of solutions in a different country
Réseau d'Échanges et de Formation: Exchange and Training Network has been an innovative and pioneering network, promoting the exchange of practical and theoretical knowledges for professionals and organisations, working in the field of drug demand and drug harm reduction across EU. It has done this by using the synergy of its network and directing this to organise peer-training seminars (for and by professionals), summer universities in different cities across different EU countries; and by coordinating the placement of professionals in prevention, care, treatment and rehabilitation agencies in other countries. Its annual programme of work has been democratically determined and governed by a Technical and Scientific Committee of experts representing different EU countries. This work programme has also been locked into a knowledge and awareness of EC policy on drugs, as well as into EMCDDA's strategic priorities and the national policies of EU member states. Because of the live and dynamic nature of this network, we have seen membership increase over the years. Because we have offered a space for exchange and information in different national and regional locations we have not seemed remote. Membership has always been free. Additionally, we have also offered free to our members a range of publications from directories, to newsletters to cahiers a wider public has been made aware of the shared information than could possibly attend seminars or even summer universities. To this form of dissemination of knowledge we have also added a website with the expectation that this may become an interactive one in the near future. Finally, we have also provided the possibility of deepening knowledge and practical expertise on some issues of health inequalities, in particular those that impact adversely on visible minorities' populations referred to sometimes as ethnic minorities. The Race & Drugs Project pioneered this at a pan-EU level by offering a problem solving approach, as distinct from the often dry and distant formulaic policies that seem to come down from on high.
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We're currently conducting a short survey of this resource (EDDRA: Exchange on Drug Demand Reduction Action). The survey will take no more than 2 minutes and we would be really grateful for your contribution.
The EDDRA team