Guiding principles in cooperation practices in outreach work for pilot interventions
This document expects to be an important contribution on the way to full recognition of the importance and sharing of good practices of cooperation experiences between stakeholders, such as Peers and professionals, outreach workers, small-scale drug dealers and law enforcement officials, in particular by highlighting the importance of peer educator’s integration in outreach work with People Who Use Drugs (PWUD).
This document identifies principles to be used in holistic interventions and includes relevant information related to the Peer2Peer project, such as the main results of research and the explanation of the guiding principles for best practices concerning cooperative strategies in outreach interventions with PWUD.
This document is intended not only for outreach workers as professionals, Peers, students, and volunteers, but also for decision-makers, politicians, trainers, media, and other fundamental stakeholders, who are working or are interested in outreach work with PWUD.
The Guiding Principles guided training and pilot interventions in Lithuania, Poland, and Greece during the project, and they will be improved and converted into Recommendations after the assessment of its applicability.
In addition to the project lifetime, the Guiding Principles in cooperation practices in outreach work aims to indicate a path to stakeholders interested in replicate the Peer2Peer approach to promote cooperation – namely through training and tailored pilot interventions.