SRAP – Addiction Prevention within Roma and Sinti communities | Preprečevanje odvisnosti med mladimi Romi

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Country/partner countries
Italy, Bulgaria, France, Spain, Romunia, Slovenia, Slovakia

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Municipality of Bologna

Project information – start and end date (if available)
June 2010 – June 2013

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
The general objective of SRAP is to tackle the prevention and reduction of use/abuse of legal/illegal substances among young Roma.
In order to contribute to this general aim it is necessary to better understand how drugs are used and perceived in Roma communities, particularly among young people, and what triggers drugs consumption and abuse.
Based on this assessment, prevention policies can be tailored to the specific situation and needs of Roma people.
The network of partners involved in the SRAP project will develop a multidisciplinary and transferable approach to prevention, with the objective of empowering young Roma people, and training addiction/prevention workers in Roma culture and specificities.

Results of the project
1. A better understanding of the phenomenon of addiction among young Roma: what triggers consumption and how young Roma use drugs.
2. A transferable intervention methodology tailored to the needs of young Roma, available to health workers in Europe.
3. Training health workers to enable them to relate to young Roma and provide Roma Communities with information on health and addiction services.
4. Enrolling young Roma in prevention actions, and raise their awareness about the effects of the use/abuse of drugs.
5. Ensuring that young Roma know about health services, and how they can benefit from them.
6. Setting up a pan-European network dedicated to addiction prevention and harm reduction among young Roma.
7. Raising awareness among policy makers and decision makers working in the areas of health, addiction and research about the issue of drug use/abuse among young Roma people.

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
Young Roma people

Sources of funding
Health programme of the European Union


Document - materials that incurred in the project
Addiction Prevention Within Roma and Sinti Communities
Health, Prevention of Addictions and Roma Youth in Europe
Sanatate, prevenirea dependentei in randul tinerilor Romi din Europa Manual de bune practici
Santé, prévention des addictions et jeuness Rom en Europe : Guide et mesures pratiques
Salute, Prevenzione delle Tossicodipendenze e i giovani Rom in Europa Manuale e Azioni per la Pratica (Estratto)
Sanatate, prevenirea dependentei in randul tinerilor Romi din Europa Manual de bune practici
Zdravje, preprečevanje zasvojenosti in romska mladina v Evropi: priročnik in delovanje v praksi
ЗДРАВЕ, превенция на зависимости за млади роми в Европа: Наръчник за добри практики и практически действия
Understanding drug addiction in Roma and Sinti communities – Research report –
Understanding drug addiction in Roma and Sinti communities Rapporto della ricerca-azione