Aim of this project was to document the acute funding crisis facing harm reduction services in Balkan states and South-East Europe, with the aim of influencing the policies and actions of the Global Fund and other donors. The project lead was the International Drug Policy Consortium. The project was supported by the Open Society Foundations.
Drug Policy Network South East Europe was partner in the project, with the role to implement one of the three main parts: The identification and documentation of case studies of opioid substitution therapy stock-outs or shortages, service closures or reductions in coverage, and other critical issues experienced by civil society partners across South-East Europe related to transitions away from Global Fund support.
Through interviews with key stakeholders and desk-based research, DPNSEE gathered information, experiences, feedback and recommendations from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia. The material was collected in November – December 2017.
The outcome of the project was published the document Addressing the acute funding crisis facing harm reduction services in South-East Europe. It was presented during the South East Europe Meeting held in Bucharest on 20 November 2018, prior to the 4th European Harm Reduction Conference.
The document is available following this link>>>