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13.07.2016

EU experts trained Tajik national partners on the development of tools for drug use prevention among adolescents

Experts from Poland met with national experts from the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection (National centre for monitoring and prevention of drug use, Narcology service, Healthy life style centre), Drug Control Agency, Tajik State Medical University, Tajik National University, Academy of Education of Tajikistan, postgraduate institute for teachers and NGOs.

Dushanbe, 13 July 2016 – Experts from Poland met with national experts from the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection (National centre for monitoring and prevention of drug use, Narcology service, Healthy life style centre), Drug Control Agency, Tajik State Medical University, Tajik National University, Academy of Education of Tajikistan, postgraduate institute for teachers and NGOs.

This meeting focused on the development of a prevention instrument for adolescents who have initiated experiencing use of psychoactive substances but still are not substance dependent. It is supported within the sixth phase of the Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP 6), funded by the European Union and implemented by a Consortium from the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland and Germany.  Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP Phase 6) is the latest step in the EU's long-term engagement with Central Asian partners to help further strengthen their national policies in drug demand reduction.

The experts, coming from the National Bureau of Drug Prevention in Poland, trained participants how to conduct motivational interviewing with school children at risk and presented topics such as psycho-social and health consequences of substance use and legal consequences and regulation concerning substance use.

They also worked on how to formulate expectations to a young person at risk and analysed similarities and differences between motivational interviewing and school-based preventive intervention. The National and European experts also discussed further steps for the development of prevention instrument in Tajikistan, including its implementation and monitoring.

CADAP 6 with a budget of EUR 4.9 million is implemented in the framework of strategic cooperation between the EU and Central Asia based on the EU-Central Asia Drug Action Plan 2014-2020. During the period of 2001 to 2013 the EU allocated EUR 20.7 million for the implementation of CADAP.

For more information, please contact please contact Ms. Mavjigul Azizulloeva, CADAP 6 National Coordinator, by phone (+992) 98 584 32 70, or e-mail: mavjigul.azizulloeva@giz.de

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