The widespread use of the mobile phone and internet among teenagers opens up a whole new opportunity for communication between public administrations and this sector of the public. Drojnet is a European project that evaluates the usefulness of the mobile phone (SMS) and web pages in informing teenagers about drugs and their health effects. The project, which runs until the end of 2008, is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the cross-border project INTERREG-III (1)and three participating regions: La Rioja; Navarra (Spain); and Béarn (France). The results of a recent Drojnet seminar, 'Application of ICT on prevention and treatment of addictions', will be published in the autumn.
The European association of libraries and information services on alcohol and other drugs (ELISAD) will be holding its 19th annual meeting from 9–11 October in Turin, hosted by Gruppo Abele.
Under the theme 'Addictions information: designing the future', the event will look at the current challenges faced by information professionals (e.g. open source publishing; information literacy; the impact of the internet on scholarship and research; running virtual information services).The event is open both to ELISAD members and interested public.
Drugnet Europe is the EMCDDA's newsletter launched in September 1996. The newsletter provides regular and succint information on the Centre's projects and activities to a broad readership.