Switzerland, May 4, 2023.

Dianova Portugal and delegates from five other European organizations meet in Berlin to launch the second phase of the “Learn Addiction” project

On April 20 and 21, 2023, Dianova Portugal and delegates from five other organizations from five EU countries, participating in the second phase of the ‘Learn Addiction’ project, met in Berlin.During the first phase of the project (November 2019 – October 2021), the first open and multilingual e-learning platform for addiction professionals was launched. It consisted of four modules that addressed the following topics: behavioral addictions, addictions in young people, the gender perspective in addictions and European quality standards for drug prevention. The platform is free to access and is available in seven languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, Slovenian, Romanian, Czech and French. www.learnaddiction.eu For the second phase of the “Learn Addiction” project (February 2022 – January 2024), the six participating organizations are developing a new e-learning module on ChemSex. This topic was selected from the results of the 2021 European survey conducted by project partners to identify training needs among addiction professionals. 727 professionals from 24 countries participated in the survey and 48% requested training on ChemSex. During the meeting in Berlin, delegates from Dianova Portugal and the other partner organizations evaluated the feedback received by the addiction professionals responsible for testing the version preliminary of the course during the last months. Based on their insights, the project partners will implement the necessary improvements before the final publication of the new e-learning module. The new “Learn Addiction” online training module will be available in December 2023, in seven languages: English, Spanish, Slovenian, Portuguese, Dutch, German and Czech. The second phase of the “Learn Addiction” project is a collaborative initiative between the Addiction Care Network (UNAD, Spain), and its partner organizations: Dianova Portugal, Utrip (Research and Development Institute, Slovenia), Sananim (Czech Republic), De Regenboog Groep (Netherlands), and Deutsche Aidshilfe DAH, the German AIDS Service Organization. The project is co-financed by the Erasmus Program of the European Union.The “Lean Addiction” project is co-financed by the Erasmus Program of the European Union. The content of this press release is the sole responsibility of the project partners.Note to editorsMore information at www.learnaddiction.euFollow on:Twitter: @AddictionLearnFacebook: @LearnAddictionProject

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