The BAONPS project ended but its actions are still producing effects. This last newsletter is an update about what is happening one year after, in the countries involved in the project.
The video produced under the BAONPS project, are now available for free on YouTube. You will find the link at the end of the newsletter. Help us to disseminate the video and results.
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BAONPS. THE IMPACT ON LOCAL AND NATIONAL ITALIAN POLITICS AND PRACTICES
LORENZO CAMOLETTO – BAONPS PROJECT MANAGER
The BAONPS project represented a significant element of breaking from the past when it began the practice of drug checking. Prior to this, even in the world of harm and risk reduction workers, the prevaling conviction was that it was impossible to propose formally, and therefore it was left in the drawer as one of those unrealizable dreams for public and private social and health services. It was offered only by organizations of activists and volunteeers.
During the implementation period of the project and after, we registered a notable increase in interest, also from public agencies and policy makers.
Read the article here
DEVELOPMENT OF DRUG CHECKING IN SLOVENIA AFTER BAONPS PROJECT
SIMONA ŠABIĆ – ASSOCIATION DROGART
Development of drug checking service in Slovenia is importantly connected with new project “Development and upgrade of integrated service for testing illicit drugs and new psychoactive substances in different local environments”, which started in the beginning of October 2017. In the project Association DrogArt is partnered with National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food (NLZOH). The project is financed by European structural and investment funds, the operation was prepared by Slovenian Ministry of Health and it provides funds for developing and performing drug checking until 31. 10. 2022.
An important step was made by signing a mutual agreement between Ministry of Health, Police, NLZOH, Association DrogArt, National Institute of Public Health (NIPH). Preparation and signature of the agreement was result of previous cooperation, communication and development of the relationship and trust with important stake-holders, which was done also in the time of B.A.O.N.P.S. project.
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ALERTS – ITALY
- In the middle of June, in a free party near Feletto (Piedmont Region – Italy), Neutravel workers tested alleged mescaline and/or psilocybin blotters, whose name was SHIVA. They turned out to be a mixture of NPSs
At the end of the BAONPS project some videos for training and dissemination were created. The videos are now available for free on CNCA YouTube channel.
In the following videos, Neutravel/BAONPS and DrogArt present their outreach activities and how they keep people safe in party settings
Outreach interventions in Italy
Outreach interventions in Slovenia
One of the core activities under the BAONPS project was drug checking. In the following videos, the three country partners involved in the project present how they carry out drug checking
Drug Checking in Italy
Drug Checkin in Slovenia
Drug Checking in Portugal
Eclectica, a research institute based in Turin, carryed out a research focused on drug consumption patterns and cultural differences among the three countries involved in the BAONPS project. Furthermore, Eclectica designed and carried out a pilot study on the darknet and marketplaces.