EMCDDA teams up with Tunisian partners to deliver EUPC training course

This week, the EMCDDA is holding a European Prevention Curriculum (EUPC) training course in Tunis, Tunisia. The course, covering the EUPC 'basic modules' is being delivered in cooperation with the National Narcotics Office at the Ministry of Public Health and the Tunisian National Institute of Public Health.

Some 20 policy-makers and professionals with a role in prevention from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia are participating in the two-day course, delivered in French by two EUPC master trainers.

The EUPC course is designed to train decision-makers, opinion-makers and policy-makers who are involved in deciding on budget allocations for prevention, or who shape decisions, opinions and policies in the science-based prevention of substance use.

The aim of the EUPC initiative is to implement a standardised science-based prevention training curriculum and improve the overall effectiveness of prevention. Adapted from the Universal Prevention Curriculum by the EU-funded UPC-Adapt group, the handbook is based on international standards but with a European slant.

The event is financed in the framework of the EU4Monitoring Drugs II project (EU4MD II), funded by the European Union.