29 May 2013

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) has launched the second stage of its online consultation on the development of its regional HIV project. The project will be submitted to the Global Fund for funding; EHRN is one of the three regional early applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model.

The project will focus on harm reduction in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA).

The first stage of the consultation involved getting input on the goals, objectives and core activities of the regional project, as well as on the benefits of this type of project for the EECA region. The deadline for input for this stage was 27 May.

In the second stage, EHRN is seeking feedback on the criteria for selecting the EECA countries that will participate in the project. The deadline for input for the second stage is 3 June. The survey questionnaire is available at http://j.mp/Country_Prioritization_Criteria_ENG.

Results of the online consultation will be presented at a regional in-person consultation which will take place on 13–14 June in Vilnius, Lithuania. A report on the consultation process will be prepared following the regional meeting.

Further information can be obtained from Sergey Votyagov or Ivan Varentsov, the focal points at the EHRN Secretariat for the regional application. 

Source: General circulation email of 27 May 2013 from Ivan Varentsov.

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