17 Dec / Kickoff of the ‘Learn Addiction’ project

Learn Addiction’ project

From 5th to 7th November, Madrid hosted the first transnational meeting of the European ‘Learn Addiction’ project. Six European countries’ addiction professionals attended it.


This two-year project (November 2019 to October 2021) aims to respond to identified training needs of addiction professionals across the EU. The goal is to develop the first open and multilingual e-learning platform for addiction professionals.


The e-learning platform


This platform will be accessible from computers, tablets and smartphones. In the long run, it will include the following modules:

> First Module 1: prevention, intervention and treatment of addictions without substance.

> Second Module 2: prevention, intervention and treatment of addictions in young people.

> Third Module 3: the gender perspective in the prevention, intervention and treatment of addictions.

> Fourth Module 4: European drug prevention quality standards.


Generally speaking, in this first meeting the delegates have, in first place, established the guidelines for the development of the e-learning content; second, reviewed the programme of work for the next two years and third distributed the tasks according to each partner expertise.


Once the first development of the e-learning platform is completed, the project partners will test among with addiction professionals. The goal is, henceforth, to assess how effective is in delivering the desired learning outcomes. The testing will take place at the same time in Spain, Slovenia, Portugal, Belgium, Romania and the Czech Republic. That is to say, at least 30 addiction professionals, 5 in each country, will participate in the testing from May to October 2020.


The Results


Finally, based on the testing results, the project partners will implement the necessary improvements. Altogether, before the final publication of the e-learning platform, in September 2021. The platform will be available in seven languages. Specifically, English, Spanish, Slovenian, Portuguese, French, Romanian and Czech. Moreover under a Creative Commons license. Thus allowing anyone to freely use it, modify it and build upon.


The Partners


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).

> RHRN – Romanian Harm Reduction Network.

> DIANOVA Portugal.

> SANANIM (Czech Republic).

> FEDITO BXL – Brussels Federation of Institutions for Drug Addicts- (Belgium).


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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