|Project title||"Drogosultság" - Repesenting the Interest of the Discriminated Helpers of a Discriminated Social Group (drug users)|
|Thematic area||Human rights and democracy|
|Name of the organization||Hungarian Association of NGOs for Drug Prevention and Harm Reduction|
|Project manager||Gondi János|
|Project timeframe||October 1st, 2013 - October 1st, 2015|
|Amount of support||110,500 €|
Social marginalisation of drug-related issues is worsened by current unfavorable social processes (e.g. lack of communication on the mertis with decision makers, drying up of budget financing). The aim of the project is to enable the MADÁSZSZ and the involved NGOs to adapt proactively to the adverse circumstances and proactively represent their interests. As a result of the project, the proactive adaptation and social embeddedness of the participants are improved, context of the policy of the field is changed with a move toward a more dominant governmental involvement with respect to professional angles. As a direct result, competencies of the NGOs are developing, professionalism of their operation is growing, more effective ways of representation of interests emerge.
The concrete aim of the project is to enable the Coalition (C) and the involved NGOs to adapt proactively to the adverse circumstances. On the other hand to also proactively change the representation of interests and the professional policy on local and national levels in order to stengthen the more oriented governmental involment with respect to the professional angles.
Elements of strategical development of C: improvement of competencies related to representation of interest and communication, development of sructures and capacities enabling a more effective representation of interest.
To involve 20 NGOs from the drug profession. During recruitment they aspire to ensure the heterogenity of the NGOs based on their activities as well as their involvement in umbrella organizations.
There are trainings in connection with professional/organizational operation and representation of interest/communication, they establish the Civil Board of Coordination of Drug-Related Issues and the institution of the Civil ombudsman of the field, they facilitate representation of interest on local level.
As a result of the project, competencies of C and the NGOs are developing, professionalism of their operation is growing, their social embeddedness is improved. Their professionalism of representing interests is improved, professional guidance is strengthened both on national and local levels.