Profile of Participants
The target group for this training can be very heterogeneous given that it promotes a multi-sectoral and multi-agency approach.
The target groups to benefit from this training includes representatives from development program management, city administration, staff of drug services and drug treatment centres, youth and social services, law enforcement, neighbourhood communities, drug users networks, and PLWHA networks.
- The workshop outline, including the objectives, techniques, tools and contents of each module
- The presentations given at the training sessions
- Brief characteristics of the tools and planning methods presented in the training
About the Trainer – Ms. Susanne Schardt
Susanne Schardt has been an expert and consultant on drug policies for over two decades. Susanne worked at the drug policy coordination office of the municipality of Frankfurt am Main from 1990 to 1993, where she was responsible for drug policy consultation for local authorities, among other issues. From 1993 to 2001 she was director of the European cities’ network “European Cities on Drug Policy (ECDP)”.
The training seeks to convey as much practical experience and as many tools and tips as possible and actively encourages participants to contribute their experience with multi-disciplinary cooperation. The modules can be individually tailored to the needs and interests of the participants of each workshop.
While the general structure of the training follows the logic of assessing, planning, and implementing an integrated drug policy, the contents and training techniques of each module may vary according to the participants’ interests. There are PowerPoint presentations for every module that may alternatively be used as guidelines for lectures or discussions. In the course design we have chosen those tools and methods we found to be straightforward, practical, and easy to handle by non-experts.