Peer participation

Nominated 2015

Country: Slovakia

Region: Implemented nationwide

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Addiction

Project owner: Odyseus

Responsible person: Miroslava Žilinská

What is it about?

Odyseus believes in the power of communities. We believe communities have their own powers to solve problems. People who use drugs work as trained peer volunteers and provide syringe exchange and counseling for their communities. Through meaningful involvement, we contribute to the prevention of HIV and other blood-borne diseases and to the empowerment of stigmatized and excluded communities.