European Prevention Curriculum (EUPC): list of trainers and master trainers

This page lists licensed European Prevention Curriculum (EUPC) trainers. There are different categories of trainer: national EUPC trainers, national EUPC master trainers and European EUPC master trainers. Details about the requirements needed to become an EUPC trainer can be found on the EUPC implementation rules page. All trainers declare their interests in order to maintain transparency regarding their affiliations and EUPC-related activities. If you have knowledge that a trainer on the lists above has a non-declared interest related to EUPC (e.g. work at entities that promote similar trainings and with similar objectives), please inform eupc@emcdda.europa.eu.

Overview of EUPC trainer categories

National EUPC trainers

National trainers can:

  • deliver EUPC training (basic modules, advanced modules, by face-to-face or online trainings, or by e-learning)
    • in their own country and the respective language,
    • to decision-, opinion- and policymakers or in academic settings from their own country;
  • issue attendance certificates for 2-day basic modules;
  • issue successful completion certificates (after a test) for a full EUPC training; and
  • recommend particularly promising EUPC trainees for becoming trainers themselves.

Frontline prevention professionals are not considered a target group for the currently available EUPC materials.

National EUPC master trainers

As for national trainers, and:

  • National EUPC master trainers can train national trainers in their own country.
  • For this purpose, national master trainers can set up a training system in their country, e.g. train trainers from their own country.
  • They can not deliver EUPC trainings at international events.
  • They have to deliver ToTs together with another national master trainer who shall not be from the same organisation.
  • They hold trainings only representing themselves as EUPC trainers, as opposed to their affiliation or employment. Organisations that support the training delivery events shall be duly acknowledged (e.g. by logos) in all communications. Such communication,  however, shall not be written in a way that implies or suggests that the supporting partners are considered as an evocation of training providers. Accordingly, the logos and identifiers of supporting organisations can not appear on the attendance and successful completion certificates unless otherwise agreed with the EMCDDA.
  • They inform the EAB and EMCDDA about the new national trainers trained and provide a profile of their national trainers so that they can be published on the EMCDDA’s website.
  • If they train trainers themselves, European master trainers should consider themselves responsible for the attitudes, behaviours and messages of 'their' trainers, since they represent the code of practice of the EUPC and the brand identity of the EMCDDA towards the outside world.
  • Their certificates need to carry the EUPC identifier, and can have the EMCDDA logo.

European EUPC master trainers

  • European Master Trainers are ambassadors of a European approach to evidence-based prevention (hence their name) and often represent the EMCDDA when doing trainings. They hold trainings in countries of interest and mandate of the EMCDDA, after confirmation by the EMCDDA. For the nomination as European Master Trainers, strategic considerations and priorities of the EMCDDA and its stakeholders are therefore considered, in consultation with the EAB, alongside with the criteria below.
  • European EUPC master trainers can train DOPs in and from countries beyond their own, in English or other languages that they master with sufficient proficiency for the purpose.
  • They inform the EAB and EMCDDA about the new national trainers trained and offer a profile of their national trainers so that they can be published on the EMCDDA’s website.
  • European master trainers can recommend trainees who have the potential to become trainers.
  • European master trainers can set up a training system in countries of interest and mandate of the EMCDDA, e.g. train trainers. If they train trainers themselves, European master trainers should consider themselves responsible for the attitudes, behaviours and messages of 'their' trainers, since they represent the code of practice of the EUPC and the brand identity of the EMCDDA towards the outside world.
  • Their certificates need to carry the EUPC identifier and the EMCDDA logo, but not those of organisations supporting their trainings.

List of European EUPC master trainers (updated May 2024)

**Ain Peil, Estonian Ministry of the Interior. Tallinn. e-mail: ain.peil[at]gmail.com. 
Languages of training: English – Estonian. Declaration of interest

**Annemie Coone, HoGent-University College Ghent, Faculty for Education, Health and Social Work, Belgium. E-mail: annemie.coone[at]hogent.be 
Languages of training: English - Dutch. Declaration of interest.

**Gregor Burkhart, EMCDDA Public health unit, Lisbon, Portugal. E-mail: Gregor.burkhart[at]emcdda.europa.eu and gregorbu[at]gmail.com 
Languages of training: English - German - Spanish - Portuguese - Italian. Declaration of interest.

**Jessica Durbach, Maison du Diabète, e-mail: jessica[at]durbach.com

**Helena Heidemann, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia. e-mail: Helena.Heidemann[at]tai.ee. Declaration of interest.

Karin Streiman, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia. E-mail: karin.streimann[at]tai.ee
Languages of training: English - Estonian. Declaration of interest. Declaration of independence.

**Maria Paula Luna, APSIntl., Madrid, e-mail: maria.luna[at]apsintl.org
Languages of training: Spanish - English. 

Martina Feric, Laboratory for prevention research (PrevLab) at University of Zagreb. E-mail: martina.feric[at]erf.unizg.hr
Languages of training: English – Croatian. Declaration of interest. Declaration of independence.

**Maximilian von Heyden, Finder Akademie, Berlin, Germany. E-mail: maximilian[at]finder-akademie.de 
Languages of training: English - German. Declaration of interest.

**Rachele Donini, S.C. Ser.D. ASL 2 Savonese, Savona, Italy. E-mail: R.Donini[at]asl2.liguria.it and rachele.donini[at]gmail.com
Languages of training: English - Italian. Declaration of interest

**Triin Vilms: National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia. E-mail: triin.vilms[at]tai.ee
Languages of training: English - Estonian. Declaration of interest. Declaration of independence

National EUPC trainers and master trainers (updated May 2024).

Trainers marked with ** have undergone an updated high-intensity Training of Trainers by the EMCDDA

Austria

National reference point and coordination centre: Austrian National Public Health Institute.
E-mail: eupc[at]goeg.at

Angelina Brotherhood, Austrian National Public Health Institute, Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, e-mail: eupc[at]goeg.at. Declaration of interest.

Gregor Herrmann, kontakt+co Suchtprävention, Jugendrotkreuz, Tiroler Fachstelle für Suchtvorbeugung, e-mail: eupc[at]goeg.at. Declaration of interest.

Lisa Brunner, Österreichische ARGE Suchtvorbeugung, e-mail: eupc[at]goeg.at. Declaration of interest.

Nina Unterweger, Sozialmedinizinisches Zentrum Liebenau, Graz  e-mail: eupc[at]goeg.at. 

Belgium

National Master Trainers and reference points:

**Annemie Coone, HoGent-University College Ghent, Faculty for Education, Health and Social Work, Belgium. e-mail: annemie.coone[at]hogent.be 

**Karen Vanmarcke, VAD, e-mail: karen.vanmarcke[at]vad.be. Declaration of interest.

**Johan Jongbloet, Hogent, e-mail: johan.jongbloet[at]hogent.be. Declaration of interest.

**Jolien Moernaut, VAD, e-mail: Jolien.Moernaut[at]vad.be. Declaration of interest.

National Trainers

Cynthia Deman, CGG Waas & Dender, e-mail: CynthiaDeman[at]cggwaasendender.be. Declaration of interest.

**Giovanni Laleman, CGG Noord West-Vlaanderen. e-mail: giovanni.laleman[at]cgg.be. Declaration of interest.

**Ruben Kramer, VAD, e-mail: ruben.kramer[at]vad.be

Bosnia Herzegovina

**Amir Hasanović, www.prevencija.ba, Sarajevo. e-mail: amir.hasanovic[at]prevencija.ba. Declaration of interest.

**Andrea Mijatović, www.prevencija.ba, Sarajevo. e-mail: andrea.mijatovic[at]prevencija.ba

Brazil

**Elis Viviane Hoffmann, Londrina, e-mail: hoffmann.vivi[at]gmail.com

**Larissa Nobre Sandoval, IREFEA Spain, Granada. e-mail: nobre.lan[at]gmail.com. Declaration of interest

Croatia

National Master Trainers and reference point:

Martina Feric, Laboratory for prevention research (PrevLab) at University of Zagreb. E-mail: martina.feric[at]erf.unizg.hr
Languages of training: English – Croatian. Declaration of interest. Declaration of independence.

National Trainers:

**Josipa-Lovorka Andreić, Croatian Public Health Institute, Zagreb, e-mail: josipa.lovorka-andreic[at]hzjz.hr. Declaration on interest.

**Matea Belošević, Laboratory for Prevention Research, University of Zagreb, e-mail: matea.belosevic[at]erf.unizg.hr. Declaration of interest

**Katarina Serdar, Laboratory for Prevention Research, University of Zagreb, e-mail: katarina.serdar[at]erf.unizg.hr. 

Cyprus

National reference point and coordination centre: Cyprus National Addictions Authority.
E-mail:  byron.gaist[at]aac.org.cy

**Byron Gaist, Cyprus National Addictions Authority, Nicosia. e-mail: byron.gaist[at]aac.org.cy. Declaration of interest.

**Evi Kyprianou, Cyprus National Addictions Authority, Nicosia. e-mail: evi.kyprianou[at]naac.org.cy. Declaration of interest.

**Gavriel Efstratiou, Cyprus National Addictions Authority, Nicosia. e-mail: gavriel.efstratiou[at]aac.org.cy. Declaration of interest

**Maria MatheouCyprus National Addictions Authority, Nicosia. e-mail:  maria.matheou[at]naac.org.cy. Declaration of interest.

Czechia

**Helena Fialova, CUNI, Prague, e-mail: Helena.Fialova[at]lf1.cuni.cz. Declaration of interest.

Estonia

National Master Trainers and reference point:

**Ain Peil, Estonian Ministry of the Interior. Tallinn. e-mail: ain.peil[at]gmail.com.  Declaration of interest

**Helena Heidemann, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia. e-mail: Helena.Heidemann[at]tai.ee. Declaration of interest.

Karin Streiman, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia. e-mail: karin.streimann[at]tai.ee. Declaration of interest. Declaration of independence.

**Triin Vilms: National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia. e-mail: triin.vilms[at]tai.ee. Declaration of interest. Declaration of independence

National Trainers:

**Anu Leps, Ministry of Justice, Tallinn. e-mail: anu.leps[at]just.ee

**Katri Abel-Ollo, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, e-mail: katri.abel-ollo[at]tai.ee

**Laidi Surva, Ministry of Justice, Tallinn. e-mail: anu.leps[at]just.ee

**Tiia Pertel, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia. e-mail: tiia.pertel[at]tai.ee.

Finnland

**Hanna Heikkilä, EHYT Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention, 
e-mail: hanna.heikkila[at]ehyt.fi

**Soile Törrönen, EHYT Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention
e-mail: soile.torronen[at]ehyt.fi

France

**Tamara Maziashvili, Easis Consulting, Paris, e-mail: tmaziashvili[at]easis-consulting.com

Germany

National Master Trainers and reference points:

**Maximilian von Heyden, Finder Akademie, Berlin, Germany. E-mail: maximilian[at]finder-akademie.de. Declaration of interest.

**Vivien Voit, finder-akademie.de, Berlin. e-mail: vivien[at]finder-akademie.de. Declaration of interest.

National Trainers:

Frederick Groeger-Roth, Ministry of Justice of Lower Saxony, e-mail: Frederick.Groeger-Roth[at]mj.niedersachsen.de

Günter Dörr, Stiftung Deutsches Forum für Kriminalprävention (DFK). e-mail: guenter.doerr1[at]gmx.de. Declaration of interest

Katharina Bremer, Medical University Hannover. e-mail: Bremer.Katharina[at]mh-hannover.de

Sven Kruppik, Christophorus-Werk Lingen, Ems. e-mail: schelm1[at]web.de Declaration of interest.

Georgia

**Mariam Razmadze, Institute on Addiction Studies, Ilia State University and Global Initiative on Psychiatry, Tbilisi. e-mail: mariam.razmadze.3[at]iliauni.edu.ge. Declaration of interest

**Darejan Javakhishvili, Tomas Zabranski Institute of Addiction and Global Initiative on Psychiatry, Ilia State University, Tbilisi. e-mail: darejan.javakhishvili[at]iliauni.edu.ge Declaration of interest.

**Mariam Davitashvili, Psycho​social​ Service Center, Ministry of Education and Science, Tbilisi. e-mail: m.davitashvili[at]mandaturi.gov.ge. Declaration of interest

**Teona Chitiashvili, Tblisi. e-mail: teona.chitiashvili[at]gmail.com Declaration of interest

Greece

National Master Trainer and reference point:

**Ioulia Bafi, Greek Monitoring Centre for Drugs & Alcohol; UMHRI University Mental Health, Neurosciences & Precision Medicine Research Institute, e-mail: ibafi[at]ektepn.gr Declaration of interest

National Trainers:

Eftychia Georgoulopoulou, OKANA Organisation Against Drugs, e-mail: egeorg[at]okana.gr Declaration of interest

Maria Kyriakidou, PYXIDA Prevention Centre for Addiction and Psychosocial Health Promotion, Thessaloniki, e-mail: mkyriakidou[at]pyxida.org.gr Declaration of interest

Sotiria Makaroni, PRONOI Prevention Centre for Addiction and Psychosocial Health Promotion of the Borough of Kifissia, e-mail: sotiamak[at]pronoi.org.gr Declaration of interest

Hungary

Edit Sebestyen. ELTE, Budapest. e-mail: sebestyenedit[at]hotmail.com. Declaration of interest.

Katalin Felvinczi, ELTE, Budapest. e-mail: katalin.felvinczi[at]gmail.com. Declaration of interest

Noémi Nyíri, ELTE, Budapest. e-mail: nyiri.noemi[at]gmail.com. Declaration of interest.

Szilvia Kassai, ELTE, Budapest. e-mail: kassaiszilvia04[at]gmail.com. Declaration of interest.

Ireland

**Karen O'Connor, Department of Health, Dublin. e-mail: Karen_OConnor[at]health.gov.ie

**Richie Stafford, Department of Health, Dublin. e-mail: Richie_Stafford[at]health.gov.ie

Italy

National Master Trainer and reference point:

**Rachele Donini, S.C. Ser.D. ASL 2 Savonese, Savona, Italy. e-mail: R.Donini[at]asl2.liguria.it and rachele.donini[at]gmail.com

National Trainers:

Adele Minutillo; National Centre on Addiction and Doping, Rome, e-mail: adele.minutillo[at]iss.it. Declaration of interest.

**Anna Zunino; University of Genoa, e-mail: anna.zunino{at]unige.it. Declaration on interest.

**Daniele Musian, A.Li.Sa, Genova, e-mail: Daniele.Musian[at]lisa.liguria.it. Declaration of interest.

Floriana Colombo, Cooperativa Lotta contro l'emarginazione. e-mail: floriana.colombo[at]cooplotta.org. Declaration of interest

**Gianuario Aulicino, ASL Caserta, e-mail: dr.aulicinogianuario[at]gmail.com

Giuseppina Gelmi; ATS Milano, e-mail: GGelmi[at]ats-milano.it. Declaration of interest.

Lorenzo Savignano, ASL Avellino, e-mail: lorenzo.savignano.1963[at]gmail.com. Declaration of interest.

Marco Piana, e-mail: marcopiana04[at]gmail.com. Declaration on interest.

Nadia Vimercati, ATS Milano, e-mail: NVimercati[at]ats-milano.it. Declaration of interest

Sonia Salvini, Alisa Azienda Ligure Sanitaria della Regione Liguria. e-mail: Sonia.Salvini[a]alisa.liguria.it. Declaration of interest.

Latvia

Agnese Freimane, Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDPC) of Latvia, e-mail: agnese.freimane[at]spkc.gov.lv. Declaration of interest.

**Agnese Zīle-Veisberga, Ministry of the Interior of Latvia, e-mail: agnese.veisberga[at]iem.gov.lv. Declaration of interest.

**Kate Vulāne, Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDPC) of Latvia, e-mail: Kate.Vulane[at]spkc.gov.lv. Declaration of interest.

**Kristīne Ozoliņa, Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDPC) of Latvia, e-mail: kristine.ozolina[at]spkc.gov.lv. Declaration of Interest

Lebanon

**Rasha Abi Hana, Vrije Universiteit, Department of Clinical, Neuro and Developmental Psychology, Amsterdam. Linkedin, e-mail: rasha_abihana[at]hotmail.com, r.abihana[at]vu.nl. Declaration of Interest.

Lithuania

**Inga Bankauskiene, Vilnius, e-mail: inga.bankauskiene[at]gmail.com. Declaration of interest

**Nijole Gostautaite Midttun: Mental Health Initiative, e-mail: nigomi[at]hotmail.com. Declaration of interest

Renata Sarkane, Vilnius, LICENCE Expired March 2024. Declaration of interest.

Luxembourg

**Jessica Durbach, Maison du Diabète, e-mail: jessica[at]durbach.com

Netherlands

**Britt Bilderbeek, Trimbos Instituut Utrecht, e-mail: BBilderbeek[at]trimbos.nl

**Hans du Pont, Mondriaan Maastricht, e-mail: h.dupont[at]mondriaan.eu

**Judith Noijen, Jellinek Amsterdam, e-mail: Judith.Noijen[at]jellinek.nl

**Martha de Jonge, Trimbos Instituut Utrecht, e-mail: MJonge[at]trimbos.nl. Declaration of interest.

Norway

**Katrin Oien, KORUS midt, Trondheim , e-mail: katrin.oien[at]stolav.no

**Renate Vesterbekkmo, KORUS midt, Trondheim, e-mail: renate.vesterbekkmo[at]astolav.no

Poland

**Artur Malczewski, National Bureau for Drugs Coordination, Warsaw. e-mail: artur.malczewski[at]kbpn.gov.pl. Declaration of interest.

**Krzysztof Ostaszewski, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw, e-mail: ostasz[at]ipin.edu.pl. Declaration of interest.

**Bartosz Kehl, e-mail: bartosz.kehl[at]gmail.com

Portugal

**Carmen Bettencourt, Solidaried'arte, Ponta Delgada Açores, e-mail: conexio.solidariedarte.acores[at]gmail.com

**Leonardo Ferraz de Sousa, Solidaried'arte, Ponta Delgada Açores,e-mail: direcao.solidariedarte[at]gmail.com

**Natacha Torres da Silva, Portuguese Institute for Sports and Youth, Lisbon. e-mail: Natacha.TorresdaSilva[at]ipdj.pt

**Paula Frango, ICAD, Lisbon, LICENCE SUSPENDED since March 20, 2024.

Raúl Melo, ICAD, Lisbon, LICENCE SUSPENDED since March 20, 2024

**Susana Henriques, Open University Lisbon. e-mail: Susana.Henriques[at]uab.pt

Spain

National Master Trainers and Reference Points:

**Maria Paula Luna, APSIntl., Madrid, e-mail: maria.luna[at]apsintl.org

**Oihana Rementeria, Bilbao. Linkedin, e-mail: oihanarementeria[at]gmail.com. Declaration of interest.

National Trainers:

**Alba González De la Roz, Universidad Oviedo. e-mail: gonzalezralba[at]uniovi.es. Declaration of interest.

**Larissa Nobre Sandoval, IREFEA Spain, Granada. e-mail: nobre.lan[at]gmail.com. Declaration of interest

**Mariangels Duch, IREFREA Spain, Palma de Mallorca. e-mail: mduch[at]irefrea.org. Declaration of interest.

Switzerland

**Dörte Petit, Addiction Suisse, Lausanne. e-mail: dpetit[at]addictionsuisse.ch

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