CALL FOR PROPOSALS JUST/2013/DPIP/AG “DRUG PREVENTIOAN AND INFORMATION”
Proposals shall complement the efforts of the EU in the area of drug prevention and information; duplications of already existing initiatives will not be funded.
Projects may consist of
- studies and research,
- exchange of best practice,
- study visits,
- staff exchanges,
- seminars, meetings,
- conferences or a combination of these.
Specific attention will be given to new types of addictions with regard to the use of new psychoactive substances.
The proposals shall focus in particular on the priorities described below.
Ensure the expansion of the knowledge base, the exchange of information and identification and dissemination of good practices in the area of drugdemand reduction (priority code: DEMAND REDUCTION)
– Develop approaches in selective prevention targeted at vulnerable groups at high risk of developing problem drug use (e.g. families at risk, young offenders, homeless, prisoners);
– Develop preventive and treatment approaches that take into account the needs of specific drug user groups (e.g. sex workers, (pregnant) women, migrant and minority groups, specific age groups), and in particular also approaches addressing comorbidity between drug-related substance use disorders and other mental illnesses;
– Develop innovative approaches aimed at preventing relapse and models of good practice for reintegration and rehabilitation of (long-term) drug users, including – inter alia – those released from prison;
– Develop and implement best practice in the field of quality standards and guidelines in the field of drug demand reduction;
– Enhance the economic analysis of the drugs problem, including the development of methodologies to estimate social costs, the impact of economic crises on drug use and drug policies.
Raise awareness of the health and social problems caused by drug use or which influence drug consumption, and to encourage an open dialogue with a view to promoting a better understanding of the phenomenon of drugs (priority code: AWARENESS RAISING)
– Exchange of best practice on innovative awareness-raising and prevention methodologies targeted at young people and their parents/family/carers, by making use of – inter alia – social media tools and applications- targeting the risks associated with drug use, including those associated with the use of new psychoactive substances.
Support measures aimed at preventing drug use, including by addressing reduction of drug-related harm and treatment methods taking into account the latest state of scientific knowledge (priority code: PREVENTION)
– Identify and develop innovative approaches in harm reduction to reduce drugrelated deaths, in particular targeting poly-drug use and non-opioid drug users;
– Develop and implement approaches to reduce drug-related harm to drug users in prisons and/or on release from prison and improve their access to treatment;
– Develop approaches the systematic collection of data on emergency rooms admission for drugs, with a particular focus on identifying trends in use and adverse consequences relating to stimulant and poly drug use;
– Develop innovative methodologies to identify and monitor new trends and patterns in the consumption and adverse consequences of – in particular – new psychoactive substances, and the development of targeted approaches in prevention, harm reduction and treatment.
Projects aimed at the involvement of civil society in the implementation of the European Union’s Drug Strategy and Action Plans on Drugs (priority code: CIVIL SOCIETY)
– Exchange of best-practices on cooperation between authorities and civil society at local and/ or regional level, by public services providing prevention, education, harm reduction and law enforcement, working together with voluntary organisations and service providers from civil society.
The funding under this call is provided based on the co-financing principle: the grant cannot constitute more than 80% of overall eligible project costs. The organisations implementing the action should ensure that the outstanding balance is covered from sources other than the EU budget. Contributions “in-kind” are neither an eligible cost nor are they accepted as income of the project. They cannot be included in the project budget. There is no maximum limit, but a minimum limit: the grant applied for cannot be less than EUR 75.000.
Eligibility of the Applicant
The Applicant organisation must be a non-profit-making public or private organisation or institution (non-governmental organisation, regional or local authority at the relevant level, university department or research centre). Public authorities at national/central level are not eligible under this call. They can be associated to an application, but their costs will not be co-financed. Bodies and organisations which are profit-oriented shall have access to grants under the Programme only as partners if justified by the nature of the project but they cannot submit applications. International organisations and bodies set up by the European Union falling under Article 208 of the Financial Regulations (EU bodies and institutions) are not eligible under this DPIP call.
The Applicant must be legally established in an eligible country.
– Eligible EU Member States: all Member States of the EU and Republic of Croatia
– Other eligible countries: eligible EFTA States (Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland)
For successful Applicants the Commission intends to organise a 1-day “kick-off” meeting in Brussels dedicated to networking, project management, administrative aspects and reporting obligations. The cost for participating in the seminar can be considered as eligible costs if the costs were included in the proposed project budget. Hence, the budget of the proposal should include travel costs to and from Brussels and 1 overnight stay (if necessary) for up to 2 representatives of the coordinating organisation (including at least the project coordinator but ideally also the financial coordinator if not the same person).
The deadline for submitting proposals via the PRIAMOS system is 11 July 2013, 12:00 (noon) Central European Time
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