The European project Peer2Peer held a Dialogue with the Academy on experiences of cooperation in drug use contexts

The European project Peer2Peer held a Dialogue with the Academy on experiences of cooperation in drug use contexts

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The Dialogue with the Academy was held in October 2020, which aimed to present, share and discuss the results of research carried out in Portugal, under the European project Peer2Peer (funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union).

The implementation of the project provided, among another activities, the collection of qualitative data on undocumented cooperation experiences in drug use contexts and their results.

In this sense, we presented, shared and debated the results of that investigation in Portugal at that meeting.

This meeting also aimed to strengthen the efforts of the academy, promote active participation in future research on the subject and share science-based knowledge to raise awareness of existing knowledge, as well as presenting evidence-based arguments about the importance of integrating peers into services directed to PUD.

We thank all participants for the interesting debate generated and, in particular, the contributions of Ximene Rego (JusGov), João Goulão (Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências), Rui Coimbra (CASO Portugal); Ricardo Fuertes (Câmara Municipal de Lisboa), Joana Vilares (R3), and Pedro Lourenço (deputy at the Assembleia Municipal do Porto).