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European Mapping of harm reduction interventions in prisons

Scientific literature about the situation of drug use and infectious diseases as well as institutional responses to them is limited, sporadic and heterogeneous in the European Countries. The research activity therefore covers the compilation of the existing bits and pieces of information of the different data collections and research efforts. The European Mapping Report is a compilation of all the relevant information available from different reliable sources in order to build up country profiles and a European map regarding Harm Reduction in the prison setting:

  • Compilation of the available general information about the prison population in the EU 28+ Norway and Turkey (referred as EU-30).
  • Analysis of the available information about infectious diseases and drug use among prisoners in the 28+2 countries.
  • Compilation of the available data about the available responses and interventions aiming prisoners who used drugs, especially of those who injected drugs in the 28+2 countries.
  • Analysis of the available information about harm reduction related policy documents and principles in the 28+2 countries.


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