The 2017 Strategy
The 2017 EuroNPUD Strategy followed a light restructuring of EuroNPUD in view of a steadily increasing work load, and led to several Working Groups forming to undertake the work. Under the main headings of High Level Advocacy, Campaigning, Communications, and Projects and Programming, each working group would have a Project Coordinator from the Steering Committee, and one overseeing Project Manager, to start off the new funding year. Funding has been granted in June, 2017, with thanks to ViiV Healthcare. The Steering Committee met for the annual face-to-face meeting in May 2017, in Porto, Portugal. The strategy is focusing on:
High Level Advocacy: Developing the relationships with NGO's and European Committee's that were instigated in 2016 around HCV. Updates will appear in the blog section of this website.
Campaigning: A working group on campaigning has been set up, and is led by a project coordinator/member. Collective campaigning for 2017, will be around the issue of 'Self Support' and will be combined with IDPC's Support Don't Punish global campaign.
Project and Programming: The project for 2017 will be The Twinning Project; This twins several of Europe's new or developing groups, with more established groups and networks: Updates on the groups progress will appear in the blog section of this website.
The 2016 Strategy
The 2016 EuroNPUD Strategy was headed up by EuroNPUD's first coordinator Mags Maher who threw herself into a very difficult first years work with huge enthusiasm and commitment. The work was undertaken and completed thanks to funding from the Robert Carr Foundation and ViiV pharmaceuticals and with enormous effort from EuroNPUD members. In brief, the strategy involved setting up EuroNPUD's first steering committee and holding its first face-to-face meeting, which was held in London where the strategy for the year ahead was designed. The creation of various pieces of Governance for the organisation was also developed during the first year. In addition the strategy focused on:
- High Level Advocacy: EuroNPUD focused heavily on Hepatitis C and made first contacts with a number of important EU organisations and committee's, arranging representation, attending relevant events for networking, raising awareness of issues, pushing forward relevant agendas etc.
- Campaigning: EuroNPUD provided support for a number of EU countries to provide a Naloxone campaign for their own countries during Support Don't Punish, International Remembrance Day and International Overdose Day.
- Projects and Programming: The Southern European Networking Project involved EuroNPUD providing technical support for new and/or developing networks in Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal.
EuroNPUD members would like to personally thank Mags Maher for her work in the first funding year of EuroNPUD's life.
Thanks Mags! You have been amazing and EuroNPUD will miss you!