Harm reduction conferences have a long history in Europe, including Marseille 2011, Basel and Amsterdam in 2014 and Bucharest in 2018.
In 2020, the European harm reduction conference will be organised by Correlation European Harm Reduction Network in close cooperation with the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association and the Czech organization Sananim.
The programme is under development. The European Network of People Who Use Drugs, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, the European Monitoring Centre Drugs and Drug Addiction and other important stakeholders from Europe are joining us in this effort.
The European Harm Reduction Conference is aimed at experts from the community, professionals, working in the broader area of harm reduction, policy-makers and politicians, researchers and media representatives.
Aims of the Conference
The conference will present the latest harm reduction developments, innovative and good practices and will discuss drug policy and its implications on people who use drugs and other groups, including but not only sex workers or people living with HIV.
The meeting intends to broaden the concept of harm reduction to reflect on how it addresses related issues such as social inclusion or homelessness.
Finally, the conference provides an appropriate platform to create links and synergies between national and European stakeholders.