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Nightlife Empowerment and Well-being Implementation project [NEW Implementation] [20101207] - Project
General objectives

1-To improve field work interventions: improving and standardizing existing interventions reducing synthetic drugs related harm, facilitating their transferability and implementation.
2- To adapt responses to partygoers mobility: increasing harm reduction behaviors among tourist partygoers and reducing crisis situations in recreational settings.
3-To develop innovative responses adapted to youth cultures: developing individual harm reduction strategies through the use of interactive technology tools and emerging media.
4-To develop community empowerment: improving health settings and reducing harm related through community empowerment among European night clubs and events, implementing "Party+" labels within EU cities or regions and involving big summer festivals organizers in harm reduction responses.
5-To implement new projects and to enlarge the network: initiating and supporting emerging projects reducing synthetic drugs related harm in nightlife settings.
6-To improve the rapidity and quality of field responses in relation with new trends, new substances and adulterants.

Strategic relevance and contribution to the public health programme

By developing community empowerment, involving local policy makers and nightlife professionals, the project will "involve new (non-traditional) actors for health in sustained, cooperative and ethically sound actions, both at regional or local level and across participating countries" and support the "importance of a holistic approach to public health".

By improving nightlife settings and promoting peer education, the project will "place emphasis on improving the health condition of young people and promoting a healthy lifestyle and a culture of harm prevention among them".

By improving and implementing on the field reproducible and transferable best practices, it will address problems connected with the standardisation of practices across member states

By implementing responses in EU member states and regions where safer nightlife projects are not yet implemented, it will "reduce health inequalities in and between EU member states and regions".

By allowing in the future the field`s involvement in the EU Civil Society Forum on Drugs, it will contribute to the EU Drug Strategy.

Methods and means

- The "Party+" WP will promote safer clubbing labels in new cities, contributing to community empowerment.
- The WP8 will organise 6 common interventions in big music festivals based on peer education, harm reduction information and community empowerment including festival organisers and new member states. The European teams will adapt the interventions to tourist partygoers, use emerging media and contribute to the trends reports.
- The TEDI WP will set up a database of synthetic drug checking results as well as report on new trends to improve the rapidity of responses.
- The WP7 will develop individual harm reduction strategies through the use of interactive technology tools.
- The WP5 will collect, adapt and support the implementation of good practice standards and guidelines, improving interventions.
- The WP6 will organise training sessions and study visits in order to improve existing interventions, involving nightlife professionals and participants from new member states.
- The WP dissemination will organize a conference, produce a Website and organise the NEW EU Night.

Expected outcomes period

- 30 european NGOs implementing standards guidelines.
- In 6 big festivals (180.000 partygoers), 20% of the partygoers declaring having changed their behaviors positively.
- Among the 200 night clubs involved in "Party +", reducing 20% of tourist partygoers crisis situations reported by club owners.
- To improve knowledge on synthetic drugs-related harm and how to reduce it among people reached by Emerging Media
- To improve nightlife stakeholders` community empowerment among "Party +" cities and 6 summer festivals
- 200 night clubs involved in a safer party label process. Generate New labels processes.
- Reduction of 20% of crisis situation reported in "Party +" clubs and the big summer festivals
- 5 new projects developing synthetic drugs harm reduction interventions
- 20 new member projects integrating the network from 12 countries
- 30 projects from 14 countries having adapted their interventions by using the alerts, recommendations and trend reports.
- Increase the knowledge of 300 stakeholders on synthetic drugs and new adulterants through the TEDI news letters.

Start date: 01/01/2011
End date: 01/01/2014
Duration: 36 month(s)
Current status: Finalised
Programme title: Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
EC Contribution: € 891 222,13
Portfolio: Illicit drugs