On August 8-10th 2015, 11 YODA representatives from 7 countries met in Tirana to share experience from the past, and create plans for the future actions.

Participating organizations were:

  • Aksion Plus, Albania (host)
  • Healthy Options Project Skopje, Macedonia
  • Labirynth, Kosovo
  • Plug-INN, Belgium
  • Re Generation, Serbia
  • Students’ Drug Policy Initiative, Poland

together with Dimitar Karagegov, YODA’s individual member from Bulgaria.

Participants discussed current drug and drug policy situation in their countries, running projects and plans for future collaboration both at the international and national level.
The most important subjectes raised were: party-working and harm reduction for recreational drugs and alcohol users; barriers in providing harm reduction services to underaged people; advocacy at the domestic level; plans for advocacy campaigns at the international level – European Union and United Nations in particular.

Meeting was organized by Albanian NGO Aksion Plus (which we greatly thank for all the hospitality), in collaboration with YODA and Drug Policy Dialogue in South East Europe network.