Greater Engagement of PUD community from CEECA region into the AIDS 2018 conference.

The next biennial International AIDS Conference – AIDS2018, which is organized by International AIDS Society (IAS), and hosted by the Government of the Netherlands, will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 23-27 July 2018. One of the focus of the Conference will be impact of HIV epidemic and its response in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEECA), thus visibility of the CEECA region and increased participation of affected by HIV communities in the AIDS2018 conference is critical.

This project aims to mobilize and build the capacity of PWUD community in CEECA for (1) advocacy of effective, evidence-based and rights-based HV/AIDS policies, interventions and resources, (2) for the community of PWUD to have a vocal voice in 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS2018).

Within this initiative, Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) in close collaboration with AFEW International, as the lead partner, and other regional community networks and organizations will encourage, support and guide candidates from CEECA to be nominated for the different committees and working groups related to the AIDS2018; provide technical assistance to PWUD community from CEECA in abstract development for AIDS2018; preparation of specific scientific publications with community involvement; identify local authorities and interest them in preparing and participating in AIDS2018; support coordinating activities towards AIDS2018 with other thematic networks; coordinate community workshop/satellite at AIDS2018.

Countries covered by project: Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia


Project timeline: July 2017 – October 2018


Overall budget: 74 338 EUR


Project donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands through AFEW International