About Community Involvement

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) approach to work with people who use drugs (PWUD) is based on the recognition of principle of greater involvement of PWUD in policy and advocacy work as well as in programs and services that affect their lives.

In an effort to provide skills, knowledge and capacity building support to PWUD community, we are developing programs which help PWUD to become experts and take leadership in advocacy on national, regional and international levels for better policies and services which correspond to their needs.

EHRA Secretariat’s expertise on wide spectrum of technical assistance and community mobilization is used to produce tools and provide technical support for PWUD community to facilitate cooperation and communications on international, regional and national level between civil society, PWUD community groups and decision makers in advocacy, community led monitoring of policies, services and funding of harm reduction programs.

All the activities and programs are implemented by EHRA Secretariat in close cooperation with Association members national PWUD community networks and leading regional and international drug user networks, harm reduction and drug policy organizations – Eurasian Network of People who Use Drugs (ENPUD), European Network of People who Use Drugs (EuroNPUD), International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD), International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), Harm Reduction International (HRI), Youth RISE and others.

Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) is a membership-based organization. We encourage organizations and individuals from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia to review the goals and mission of the Association and consider applying for membership. Natural persons or legal entities who cannot fulfil geographical criteria for membership are welcome to become EHRA supporting members.

There are no membership fees, but members need to be committed to support the principles and approaches of harm reduction; respect and follow the Association’s regulations and decisions, including its by-laws; abide the Statute of the Association and the decisions of the bodies of the Association.