2017

Day of Action 2017

HOPS and the Sustainability Platform for HIV Awareness Programs held a press conference for the need of providing financial resources and the continuation of HIV prevention and harm reduction programmes. The new Minister of Health was in attendance and stated that the Ministry will support the programmes. The week preceding, a journal article call asked for submissions on the topic of sustainability and harm reduction and an online petition was published to support harm reduction & HIV prevention. Almost 1000 signatures were recorded and the petition will be presented to the Ministry of Health in the near future.

2015

Day of Action 2015

Healthy Options Project Skopje (HOPS), with support from 16 organisations from 7 cities, launched five videos focusing on drug dependence treatment for youth, and held a press conference in Skopje. In Ohrid, HOPS was part of a local TV programme, and held a summer school on drug policy.

Media Coverage

2014

Day of Action 2014

Healthy Options Project Skopje (HOPS) held a press conference and public event to discuss the treatment of young people who use drugs in the Macedonia. The conference was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the World Health Organisation and several other NGOs and local partners.

2014

Day of Action 2014

 

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Healthy Options Project Skopje (HOPS) held a press conference and public event to discuss the treatment of young people who use drugs in the Macedonia. The conference was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the World Health Organisation and several other NGOs and local partners.

2013

Day of Action 2013

The HOPS Summer School for Addiction organised a day on drug policy in Macedonia. 20 young people who were attending one of the School’s seminars gathered wearing “Support. Don’t Punish” T-shirts and Richard Nixon masks (emblematic of the war on drugs) to promote the campaign in public squares and distribute flyers on the campaign.

Media coverage in Macedonia