XVI International EWODOR Symposium


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This year’s EWODOR Symposium will focus on better understanding the process of empowerment which is promoted by the therapeutic community (TC) model of treatment for substance abuse and addiction.

Location: Rome (Italy)

Organisers: Dianova Italy, Dianova International and the Department of Special Needs Education at the University of Ghent, Belgium


The aim is to examine the underlying driving forces of the empowerment process more closely through six different experiences: specialized therapeutic communities for migrants, children, the prison population, patients with dual disorders and patients with non-substance-related addictive disorders.


The EWODOR symposium is open to those carrying out quantitative or qualitative research. Historical, philosophical and social contributions which relate to the subject from a theoretical perspective are also welcomed.

The symposium is for researchers, post-graduate and PhD students, addiction professionals and  those working in the criminal justice system.

Further Information

XVI International EWODOR Symposium (in English and Italian)