Duration: January 1st 2017 – December 31st 2019
EPPIC focuses on drugs prevention policy and practice for young people aged between 15 and 24 who have been in contact with the criminal justice system. We will identify innovative prevention projects and examine the views of young people to find out more about experiences with intervention programmes.
EPPIC will cover research on prevention programmes in prison and community settings as well as forms of diversion and therapy in six European countries: UK, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Germany and Austria.
Latest news and announcements
Most recent project activities:
- The final version of the Handbook on Quality Standards can be downloaded here (printer friendly)
- The EPPIC project was presented at the 5th International Conference of Child and Adolescent Clinical and Health Psychology. An EPPIC presentation from partners in Poland can be downloaded here.
- The EPPIC project was presented at the Lisbon Addictions Conference. EPPIC presentations from partners from Italy and United Kingdom can be downloaded here.
- The EPPIC project was presented at the Conference of the European Society of Prevention Research (Ghent), at the Conference of the European Society of Criminology (Ghent), and at the Austrian Sociology Congress (Salzburg). Presentations can be found under the respective link.
- Draft "Handbook on Quality Standards for interventions aimed at drug experienced young people in contact with Criminal Justice Systems". Please contact your national EPPIC project team to leave a comment (see: "project partners" tab)!
- List of interventions in the UK - a good overview!
Most recent publications from the project EPPIC:
- Helen Gleeson, Karen Duke and Betsy Thom (2019): "Challenges to providing culturally sensitive drug interventions for black and Asian minority ethnic (BAME) groups within UK youth justice systems", Drugs and Alcohol Today, Vol. ahead-of-print No. Emerald Publishing Limited. Copyright © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited.
- (2019): Framing ‘drug prevention’ for young people in contact with the criminal justice system in England: views from practitioners in the field. Journal of Youth Studies. Routledge. Published online: 23 Jun 2019.
- Niesl Graf and Heino Stöver (2019): Critical reflections on quality standards within drug demand reduction. Drugs and Alcohol Today, Vol. ahead-of-print. Emerald Publishing Limited. Copyright © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited.
Other project material
- EPPIC Info-folder
- EPPIC Poster (Austria)
- EPPIC Poster (Germany)
- EPPIC Poster (Italy)
- EPPIC Progress Report 03/2019
Formal partner meetings
- 13.-14. March 2017 in Luxembourg
- 11.-12. Jan. 2018 in Warsaw, Poland
- 24.-26. Oct. 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal
- 28.-30. Jan. 2019 in Aarhus, Denmark
You can view previous presentations here:
The EPPIC Project has been presented at the following conferences:
- 10. Europäischen Konferenz zur Gesundheitsförderung in Haft: 20-22 March 2019; Bonn, Germany. (Presentation GER & AT)
- Annual conference of the European Society of Prevention Research (EUSPR): 24.-26. Oct. 2018; Lisbon, Portugal. Conference panel on EPPIC.
- General Assembly Meeting of the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research: 16.-17. Oct. 2018; UNOV United Nations Office Vienna, Austria.
- Annual conference of the European Society of Criminology (ESC): 29. Aug. - 1. Sept. 2018; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Stummvoll G.: "Exchanging Prevention Practices on Polydrug Use among Youth in Criminal Justice Systems.
- Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy: 16-18 May 2018; Vancouver, Canada. Duke K., Thom B., Gleeson H: "Framing ‘drug prevention’ for young people in touch with the criminal justice system in England: views from professionals and practitioners in the field".
The FINAL EPPIC CONFERENCE
London 13.-14. Feb. 2020
You can review the conference here.
You can download the programme here.
Presentations can be downloaded:
Betsy Thom: Setting the Scene - Project Details
Franca Beccaria and Sara Rolando: Young People's Trajectories
Jacek Moskalewicz: Legal and Regulatory Contexts
Günter Stummvoll: Socio-Cultural Contexts
Vibeke Asmussen Frank: Implementing a Holistic Approach
Karen Duke: Engaging Young People in Interventions
Rachel Herring: Knowledge Exchange and Transferring Evidence Based Models
Heino Stöver and Babak Moazen: Quality Standards for Interventions Aimed at Drug Experienced Young People in Contact with Criminal Justice Systems
Discussant: Mara Gonevi: Spazio Blu - Public Health Service in Milan
Panel discussion input: Projekt Over Muren (Project Over the Wall - Denmark)
Discussant: Harry Sumnall: European Drug Prevention Quality Standards
Discussant: Marica Ferri: Reflections on EPPIC Quality Standards
Please find below the footage captured via the video camera:
- Day 1- Part 1 Video link https://youtu.be/cCK_g-iNjrc
- Day 1- Part 2 Video link https://youtu.be/yWl0xjIc7UY
- Day 1- Part 3 Video link https://youtu.be/JTou3aFlV8o
- Day 1- Part 4 Video link https://youtu.be/-nFiJ3dzv8c
- Day 2- Part 1 Video Link https://youtu.be/OEQuoLBIS90
- Day 2- Part 2 Video Link https://youtu.be/wDIshGy5uJE
- Day 2- Part 3 Video Link https://youtu.be/HKUJEM4FZ24
- Day 2- Part 4 Video Link https://youtu.be/oBUf8yWY4FU
- Day 2- Part 5 Video Link https://youtu.be/q86oSdXTRZU
The live stream also contains 6 films which appear here: https://www.pscp.tv/MDXlaw/follow
- Project presentations at the following conferences:
- Oviedo (14.-16. Nov. 2019): Child and Adolescent Clinical and Health Psychology (PL)
- Lisbon (23-25 Oct. 2019): Lisbon Addictions (UK, IT, AT)
- Ghent (16-17 Sept. 2019): European Society of Prevention Research Conference (AT)
- Ghent (18-21 Sept. 2019): European Society of Criminology Annual Conference (AT)
- Salzburg (25.-28. Sept. 2019): Austrian Sociology Congress (AT)
- Aarhus (14-16 Aug. 2019): Nordic Youth Research Symposium: Narrowing paths - transgressive routes. Youth in changing times: New forms of inequality, risk and resistance (DK)
- 4 Workshops with practitioners have been completed in the UK (3 in England, 1 in Scotland), exploring the theme "engagement"
- 1 workshop with practitioners and Advisory Board Members was held on 5. April in Poland, discussing findings from WP5 and quality standards
- 1 workshop with the Austrian Advisory Group was held on 8. May 2019 to discuss outcomes and recommendations
- Workshops with National Advisory Groups are planned for May-July 2019 in all partner countries
- Participation at ISSUP Conference Vienna 2019
International Meeting on "Prisons and Health" in Lisbon 11-12 December 2017:
Conference organised by the Europan Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Abuse (EMCDDA) and the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO). In her opening remarks the representative of the European Commission, Ms Marianna Zwodziak-Carbonne referred to the EPPIC project as an example of the growing interest of the Commission in the subject of prison health.
Some impressions from our meetings