• Introduction
    • Carried out between 2011 and 2013 by the community-based NGOs and the institutions involved in the BASICS Network and the DC&D Safer Nightlife Platform, the Nightlife Empowerment & Well-being Implementation Project (NEWIP) proposed specific responses to the new challenges in the fields of harm reduction and health promotion, using recreational settings as initial outreach locations.
  • Objectives
    • 1- To improve field work interventions: improving and standardising existing interventions reducing synthetic drugs related harm, facilitating their transferability and implementation.

      2- To adapt responses to the mobility of partygoers: increasing harm reduction behaviors amongst tourist partygoers and reducing crisis situations in recreational settings.

      3- To develop innovative responses adapted to youth cultures: developing individual harm reduction strategies by using interactive technology tools and emerging media.

      4- To develop community empowerment: improving health settings and reducing harmful related activitis through community empowerment strategies in European night clubs and events, implementing "Party+" labels within EU cities and regions and also involving large summer festival organizers in harm reduction responses.

      5- To implement new projects and to expand the network: initiating and supporting emerging projects.

      6- To improve the rapidity and quality of field responses in relation to new trends, new substances and adulterants.
  • NEWIP Work Packages managers
    • WP 1: Coordination (ABD)
      Actions undertaken to manage the project and to make sure that it is implemented as planned.
      Stephane Leclercq – Project Manager
      ABD-Energy Control
      c/Quevedo, 208012 Barcelona. Spain

      WP2: Dissemination (ABD + UNIPD)
      Actions undertaken to ensure that the results and deliverables of the project will be made available to the target groups

      WP3: Evaluation (APDES)
      Actions undertaken to verify if the project is being implemented as planned and reaches the objectives
      Helena Valente - WP3 Manager
      APDES-Check In
      Alameda Jean Piaget, n║ 100
      Apartado 15234411-801 Arcozelo (VNG). Portugal

      WP4 : Party + (Modus Vivendi)
      To improve nightlife settings through community empowerment among EU cities and regions by developing existing Labels and charters for nightlife venues and implementing new ones
      David Lelcercq – WP4 Manager
      151, Rue Jourdan1060 Bruxelles. Belgium

      WP5: Good Practice & Standard Integration (Jellinek-Unity)
      To improve existing interventions and make them easy to implement. This WP will standardize interventions existing in various countries and make it easy to implement in new regions; taking into account factors like cultural and financial differences.To integrate new good practice guidelines
      JuditháNoijen á– WP5 Manager
      nlpostbus 758481070 AV Amsterdam. The Netherlands

      WP6:Training & Exchange (Drug Scouts)
      Organization of various training sessions for Nightlife projects workers, volunteers and participants from new projects and cities.Organization of study trips.
      Katrin Schr÷der – WP6 Manager
      Eutritzscher stra▀e 904105 Leipzig. Germany

      WP7 : Emerging Media (UNIPD)
      To develop and to implement Emerging Media as tools to improve knowledge and Harm Reduction strategies related with synthetic drugs consumption and other "party drugs"
      Luciano Gamberini – WP7 Manager
      Human Technology LabDepartment of General Psychology, University of Padova
      via Venezia, 835131 Padova. Italy

      WP8 : Common field interventions (Techno Plus)
      To organize 6 harm reduction interventions (prevention stand and chill out + organizers assessment), in common with the different partners of the project, in big European techno summer festivals.
      Emilie Coutret – WP8 Manager
      Techno Plus
      5 passage de la Moselle75019 Paris. Frances

      WP9 : TEDI (ABD-Energy Control)
      An international common data base including scientific information on synthetic drugs, new substances and adulterants, drug checking results, standards for analysis, models of best practice, alerts, trends reports and specific recommendations to improve the field interventions of first line projects
      Mireia Ventura – WP9 Manager
      ABD-Energy Control
      c/Quevedo, 208012 Barcelona. Spain
  • Evaluation

    • The evaluation is a core WP of the NEWIP Project and is managed by APDES. APDES ( ) is a non-profit association, founded in 2004 to promote sustainable development. It works with vulnerable communities and populations, with the objective of improving access to health, employment and education, enabling populations and strengthening social cohesion. APDES participates in international networks with the aim of reflecting on practices and methodologies of intervention, thus strengthening its ability for political action. All APDES projects are Research-Action based and evaluation is a core activity of its practices. Since 2006, APDES develops work in the safer nightlife field through the CHECK!N project.

      The evaluation workpakage includes monitoring of NEWIP activities in biannual checkpoints and the analysis of process and impact indicators in order to understand the effects of the different NEWIP actions in the promotion of a safer nightlife.

      SPORA is the external subcontracted evaluator for the NEWIP. SPORA SINERGIES is a Social Consultancy offering services of Research, Intervention and Evaluation for the development of projects, programs and social policies. Spora is member of the Parc de Recerca de la Universitat Aut˛noma de Barcelona (Barcelona Aut˛nomous University, Research Park).

      As an external evaluator Spora will:
      1. evaluate nightlife stakeholders community empowerment among party+ network and in 6 summer festivals
      2. evaluate partygoers behaviour change due to festival health promotion interventions
      3. evaluate party+ venue trained staff knowledge acquisition, satisfaction and perceived utility of the training in regards of their job.
  • Support
    • The Nightlife Empowerment & Well-being Implementation Project has received funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Health Programme and is also supported by the Regione Emilia romagna.