EHRN Operational Plan 2015-2016

Strategic objective 1:
Financial Sustainability
Strategic objective 2:
Enabling Environment

2015
Q1

  • “Harm Reduction (HR) works - Fund it!” Regional Campaign: Development

  • Fundraising for Regional Drug Policy Dialogue (including advocacy by mayors/municipality partnerships for humane drug policy)

  • Preparation for 1st Regional Dialogue on Responsible Transition to Domestic Funding of HR "Road to Success"

  • Fundraising for Women Against Violence (WAV) Regional Campaign - years 2-3

  • Engagement with Regional Harm Reduction Council (RHRC)

  • Maintaining minimum level of activities for WAV2 "Dialogue"

  • Development of Regional Report “Harm Reduction: Case for Investment”

  • Development of national reports and advocacy plans for budget advocacy for HR

2015
Q2

  • “HR works” Regional Campaign: Development

  • Fundraising for Regional Drug Policy Dialogue (including advocacy by mayors/municipality partnerships for humane drug policy) 

  • Preparation for 1st Regional Dialogue on Responsible Transition "Road to Success" with preliminary technical consultation with the Global Fund (GF) on Responsible Transition to Domestic Funding of HR

  • Fundraising for WAV2-3

     

     

  • Technical and political (RHRC) support to national advocacy and campaigns and their coordination

  • Maintaining minimum level of activities for WAV2 "Dialogue"

  • Regional Training for Trainers on budget advocacy and PWUD comunity mobilization

2015
Q3

  • Technical Consultation on Transition to Domestic Funding of HIV and TB response in EECA  in Istanbul (Turkey) on 21 and 22 July 2015

  • Funding for Regional Drug Policy Dialogue is secured from OSF’s Global Drug Policy Program (GDPP) with the focus on 3 Baltic states:

    - “Getting to consensus on drug policy reform in Eastern Europe and Central Asia” in partnership with organizations from 3 countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania)

  • Advocacy around GF Strategy 2017-2021:

    - ‘Communities and Civil Society Consultation on the Global Fund Strategy 2017–2021’ held on 13 and 14 July in Chisinau (Moldova)

    EHRN’s engagement at the GF’s Partnership Forum in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

     

  • Funds for WAV2-3 are secured from MAC AIDS Fund (MAF):

    - “Empowering women who use drugs for better human rights protection and access to HIV services” in partnership with organizations in 5 countries (Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan)

  • Technical and political support to national budget advocacy and campaigns and their coordination in 6 EECA countries

  • Implementation of WAV2 “Dialogue”

  • National consultations for the development of country positions on HR funding in 6 countries in advance of the Regional Dialogue “Road to Success"

  • Implementation of small grants program for PWUD community groups  “Through Peers’ Efforts – 3”

  • National trainings on budget advocacy by community leaders in 6 EECA countries

  • Regional Platform funded by the Global Fund “Regional Civil Society and Community Support, Coordination and Communication Platform for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA)” in partnership with International HIV/AIDS Alliance and ECUO – further EECA CRG Platform

  • 1st Regional Dialogue on Responsible Transition to Domestic Funding of HR “Road to Success” in Tbilisi (Georgia) on Sept. 28-30

  • Regional project proposed to Robert Carr Networks Fund (funding decision under consideration) “Strengthening Civil Society Advocacy for Critical Enablers of the HIV Response for People Who Use Drugs” in partnership with Harm Reduction International (HRI), International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), Middle Eastern and North African Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA), ENPUD, EuroPUD, YouthRISE

  • “HR works” Regional Campaign: Launch at the Regional Dialogue “Road to Success” in Tbilisi, Georgia

     

     

     

     

     

  • Regional project proposed to Robert Carr Networks Fund (funding decision under consideration) “Money Can Buy Health If You Budget For It” in partnership with ECUO and ECOM

2015
Q4

  • “HR works” Regional Campaign: Implementation

     

     

  • Country level consultations to formulate national positions on drug policy reform in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

  • Engagement of RHRC and EHRN Secretariat in provision of technical and political support to national advocacy and campaigns and their coordination

  • Funds for WAV2-3 are secured from Levi Strauss Foundation (LSF)

     

     

  • National policy round tables on development and implementation of action plan on transition to domestic funding in 6 EECA countries

  • Online training tool on tackling police violence and other human rights violations against women who use drugs – pilot of the training module among EHRN staff and Lithuanian community

  • Advocacy around GF Strategy 2017-2021 via attendance at November GF Board Meeting

  • Implementation of WAV2 “Dialogue”

     

  • Trainings on harm reduction funding and transitioning for civil society constituencies of CCMs in 5 EECA countries

  • Regular CRG on-line discussion for communities via EECA CRG platform

     

  • Launch and dissemination of national and regional reports “Harm Reduction: Case for Investment” and development of country profiles on EHRN’s website

  • Implementation of small grants program for PWUD community groups “Through Peers’ Efforts – 3”

  • Integration of Investment Monitoring (IM) and Service Monitoring (SM) methodology for different communities and for continuum of HIV care 

  • Providing technical support to EHRN members and PWUD groups in advocacy campaigns implementation on national and local level based on national and regional reports “Harm Reduction: Case for Investment”

     

  • Start of regional project funded by the Global Fund “Partnership for equitable access to the HIV care continuum in the EECA region” in partnership with ECUO in 7 countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Estonia)

2016
Q1

  • “HR works” Regional Campaign: Implementation

  • Regional Drug Policy Dialogue: Preparations

  • Preparations for 2nd regional dialogue on Responsible Transition to Domestic Funding of HR for donors, governments and civil society

  • Preparing a policy brief  “Key Principles of Drug Policy Assessment and Redress. Recommendations for EECA states for Drugs UNGASS and beyond”

  • Engagement of RHRC and EHRN Secretariat in provision of technical and political support to national advocacy for harm reduction funding and campaigns and their coordination

  • Implementation of WAV 3 “Accountability”

     

     

  • Assessment of key barriers in access to the continuum of HIV services for communities in EECA in partnership with ECUO

  • Regional forum “Accountability”: gathering activists from women who use drugs and law enforcement to assess the progress resulting from the implementation of WAV Regional Campaign

  • Training for financial experts on Investment Monitoring of HIV care continuum in partnership with ECUO

  • Trainings on gender, human rights, community mobilization and engagement and drug policy reform

  • National policy round tables on development and implementation of action plan on transition to domestic funding in 6 EECA countries

  • Drug Policy training for women who use drugs in the framework of Regional “Accountability” Forum

  • Documentation of and exchange of best practices among PUD communities in advocacy and representation between EECA countries

  • Engagement of EHRN and partners from the Baltic states at the Polish conference on drug policy

  • Technical support visits to support partners in 6 countries in implementation of their budget advocacy

  • Regular on-line discussions for communities implemented by the EECA CRG platform to inform and engage activists in key events, processes and guidelines development/application on issues of CRG

  • Fundraising for the small grants program for PWUD community groups “Through Peers’ Efforts – 4”

  • Finalising and dissemination of national position papers on drug policy assessment and redress (in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia)

  • Co-organising of the Warsaw conference on Urban Drug Policies

  • Fundraising for EHRN’s continued drug policy reform advocacy in EECA

  • Online training on tackling police violence and other human rights violations against women who use drugs – first training group 

2016
Q2

  • “HR works” Regional Campaign: Implementation

     

     

     

  • Engagement of EHRN and partners from at least 6 countries in advocacy in advance of and during 2016 UNGASS on Drugs

     

  • Study visits twice per year for delegations from  countries on best practices sharing

  • Participation in the UNGASS meeting to coordinate the involvement of EECA civil society and like-minded governments and present the regional position

  • Preparations for 2nd regional dialogue on Responsible Transition to Domestic Funding of HR for donors, governments and civil society

  • Post-2016 UNGASS on Drugs round tables and press events with recommendations towards drug policy reform in the Baltic states

  • Engagement of RHRC and EHRN Secretariat in provision of technical and political support to national advocacy for harm reduction funding and campaigns and their coordination

     

  • Implementation of WAV 3 “Accountability”

     

     

  • Training for trainers (ToT) on documenting results of budget advocacy and budget monitoring by community 

  • Regular on-line discussions for communities implemented by the EECA CRG platform to inform and engage activists in key events, processes and guidelines development/application on issues of CRG

  • IM assessment of the HIV continuum of care for all communities in EECA in partnership with ECUO

     

  • Adaptation of online training tool on police violence for human rights training for PLHA, PUD, SW, LGBT and TB-patients communities leaders via EECA CRG platform

  • Technical support visits to support partners in implementation of budget advocacy 

  • Online training on tackling police violence and other human rights violations against women who use drugs – second training group 

  • Study tours between countries in EECA to exchange best practices in budgeting and resource allocation for harm reduction and transitioning to domestic funding of harm reduction

  • Publishing EHRN’s report on small grants program’s “Through Peers’ Efforts” impact analysis

  • Documentation and exchange of best practices among PUD communities in advocacy and representation between EECA countries

2016
Q3

  • “HR works” Regional Campaign: Implementation

  • Policy briefs and information note based on the results of the  Drugs UNGASS prepared and disseminated

  • Holding 2nd regional dialogue on Responsible Transition to Domestic Funding of HR for donors, governments and civil society

  • Implementation of WAV 3 “Accountability”

  • Engagement of RHRC and EHRN Secretariat in provision of technical and political support to national advocacy for harm reduction funding and campaigns and their coordination

  • Regular on-line discussions for communities implemented by the EECA CRG platform to inform and engage activists in key events, processes and guidelines development/application on issues of CRG

  • National trainings on documenting results of budget advocacy and budget monitoring by community

  • Implementation of adapted training module for PLHA, PUD, SW, LGBT and TB-patients communities leaders via EECA CRG platform

  • Preparation for the EECA Regional Harm Reduction Conference 

  • Fundraising for the small grants program “Through Peers’ Efforts”

  • Documentation/distribution of models/best practices of harm reduction budgeting

  • Development of the regional report on financing needed for continuum of services for communities in partnership with ECUO

  • Technical support visits to support partners in implementation of budget advocacy

  • Study tours between countries in EECA to exchange best practices in budgeting and resource allocation for harm reduction and transitioning to domestic funding of harm reduction

2016
Q4

  • “HR works” Regional Campaign: Closure

  • Follow-up to the Regional Dialogue on Drug Policy and 2016 UNGASS on Drugs and provision of technical support for national drug policy advocacy

  • Engagement of RHRC and EHRN Secretariat in provision of technical and political support to national advocacy for harm reduction funding and campaigns and their coordination

  • Implementation of WAV 3 “Accountability”

  • Preparation for the EECA Regional Harm Reduction Conference

  • Regular on-line discussions for communities implemented by the EECA CRG platform to inform and engage activists in key events, processes and guidelines development/application on issues of CRG

  • Development of educational curriculum in harm reduction, human rights and effective management of human resources for continuum of health and social services for drug user in cooperation with Vilnius University

  • Trainings and webinars on gender, human rights, community mobilization and engagement and drug policy reform

  • National consortia development for advocacy on access to the continuum of HIV services for communities in EECA in partnership with ECUO

  • Generate demand and raise funds for CRG technical support

2017
Q1

  • Regional Harm Reduction Conference and exchange of models/best practices in harm reduction budget advocacy and resource mobilization

  • Regional Harm Reduction Conference and exchange of models/best practices in drug policy and human rights advocacy

  • “Harm Reduction Works – Fund It!” Regional Program Impact Evaluation