Peer2Peer: Reinforcing Peer’s Involvement in Outreach Work

Peer2Peer aims to reinforce the capacity of outreach CSOs to reduce drug demand, by recovering and upscaling the European heritage on cooperation between peers and professionals, outreach workers, small-scale drug dealers and law enforcement. This project comprises internationally recognized research, social intervention and advocacy institutions from Europe, gathered to increase the project’s impact.

  • To mitigate gaps in scientific literature regarding formal and informal cooperation between key actors in outreach interventions addressing people who use psychoactive substances (PUPS);
  • To validate the effectiveness of cooperative practices in outreach work through case studies at a local level;
  • To advocate for the upscaling of evidence-based cooperative practices in outreach interventions, especially the integration of peer educators (PE). The active participation of different key actors will promote the upscaling of European heritage and the advocacy function of CSOs;
  • To develop dissemination strategies targeting a large audience, maximising the project impact by raising the general public’s awareness of the need to develop more effective approaches to support PUPS.
  • Partners kick-off meeting in Porto to discuss overall project activities and the research component of the project;
  • Needs assessment focus group was conducted in Lithuania (8 participants) with the main stakeholders ;
  • Prepared content analysis based on the needs assessment focus group;
  • Lithuania National Report was prepared based on analysis of national legal acts;
  • Mid-term partners meeting was held in Amsterdam to discuss results of the research and continuation of the project;
  • Study visit to Antwerp (Belgium) was organised to learn from partner best practices (C-buddy project, night-shelters, housing projects);

Countries covered by project:  Portugal, Greece, Poland, Lithuania, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Hungary

Project timeline: March 2019 – October 2020

Overall budget:43,378 EUR

Project donor:  European Commission

Contact person: Eliza Kurcevic 

Related materials (see on project website)