Latest culturally adapted EUPC training course in Portuguese delivered in Brazil

Today, the EMCDDA is kicking off the latest culturally adapted European Prevention Curriculum (EUPC) basic training course in Portuguese in Brazil. Under its partnership with the COPOLAD III programme, the EMCDDA has supported the two trainers for this week's five-day online course, whom it has licensed as national trainers for Brazil.

The Portuguese version is the first of three culturally adapted editions of the basic EUPC training course being developed under the EMCDDA-COPOLAD partnership and targeted at Latin American and Caribbean countries. Spanish and English versions are currently being piloted and prepared.

This week's course is being attended by 24 participants originating from various regions and cities in Brazil, including: Brasília, São Paulo, Santos, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, Teresina and Fortaleza.

The EUPC is a training curriculum in science-based prevention for decision-, opinion-, or policy-makers at local, regional or national level. It aims to boost the application and uptake of effective modern prevention approaches, and facilitate well-informed choices about funding and implementation priorities.

The Portuguese EUPC version adapted to the Brazilian context is a joint effort of the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR), the EMCDDA, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and COPOLAD III. The first culturally adapted training in Portuguese was delivered in September 2023.