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Title: New European Harm Reduction Network
Post by: Maria Phelan on June 9 2010, 04:20 pm
The European Harm Reduction Network (EuroHRN) has been recently formed by ten organisations with a shared interest in advocating for and sharing knowledge on harm reduction within Europe. The network was founded as globally 10% of all HIV infections occur through injecting drug use and in Eastern Europe in particular two thirds of all new HIV infections are attributable to injecting drug use.

EuroHRN works to reduce the health and social harms related to drugs and the policy environment, by promoting the human rights and health of people who use drugs through collective advocacy, research and information exchange.

The aim of the network is to expand the knowledge base of harm reduction in Europe, raise awareness of drug-related harms, and promote and support public health and human rights orientated responses to drug use across Europe.
EuroHRN aims to:

    * Facilitate networking at European, sub-regional and national level
    * Advocate for harm reduction in the European region
    * Map the European state of harm reduction and drug user organising in Europe
    * Establish and promote models of meaningful participation of people who use drugs and their associations

Participation in EuroHRN is free of charge and open to both individuals and organisations that support the mission statement and aims of EuroHRN. Those who may be interested in joining include people who use drugs, people living with HIV, community advocates, practitioners, policy makers and other individuals or organisations that wish to learn more about, or advocate for harm reduction within Europe.

Members will receive a sub-regional and Europe-wide newsletter which will keep them up to date on advocacy opportunities, news, events and the latest resources for harm reduction. Members will be included on dissemination lists, and will be linked in with sub-regional networks.

To become a member, please contact Maria Phelan at or go to