E-learning module on Chemsex for addiction professionals: the second phase of the ‘Learn Addiction’ project
On 28th and 29th April 2022, delegates from the six organisations from six EU countries participating in the second phase of the ‘Learn Addiction’ project met in Madrid.
During the first phase of the project (November 2019 – October 2021), the first open and multilingual e-learning platform for addiction professionals was developed including four e-learning modules on: behavioral addictions, addictions in young people, the gender perspective in addictions and the European drug prevention quality standards.
The platform is available in seven languages (English, Spanish, Slovenian, Romanian, Portuguese, Czech and French) at www.learnaddiction.eu.
In this second phase of the ‘Learn Addiction’ project (February 2022 – January 2024), the six participating organisations will develop a new e-learning module on Chemsex. This was decided based on the results from the European survey that the project partners carried out in 2021 to identify new training needs among addiction professionals in the EU. 727 professionals from 24 countries participated in the survey and 48% asked for training on Chemsex.
During the meeting in Madrid, the delegates from the six partner organisations established the guidelines for the development of this new e-learning module on chemsex. Once the first development of the e-learning module is completed, the project partners will test it with addiction professionals across the EU in order to assess how effective it is in delivering the learning objectives. Based on the results from the testing, the project partners will implement the necessary improvements before the final publication of the new e-learning module on chemsex, in December 2023, in seven languages (English, Spanish, Slovenian, Portuguese, Dutch, German and Czech) under a Creative Commons license. Thus allowing anyone to freely use it, modify it and build upon.
This second phase of the project ‘Learn Addiction’ is an initiative of UNAD -The Spanish Network of Addiction Organisations- in collaboration with: UTRIP -Institute for Research and Development- (Slovenia), DIANOVA (Portugal), SANANIM (Czech Republic), and DAH -The German AIDS Service Organisation- (Germany). The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
Note: The ‘Learn Addiction’ project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The content of this press release is the sole responsibility of the project partners.
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