References and links

  • Many European initiatives in the party scene have been compiled by the BASICS Network, initiated in 1998. The BASICS Network currently consists of initiatives from 12 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland).  The website of the BASICS Network also includes some documents and information on peer-led work.
  • A recently completed initiative on nightlife is Healthy Nightlife, coordinated by the Trimbos Institiute in the Netherlands.  The project produced the Healthy Nightlife Toolbox (HNT), an international web-based project focusing on the reduction of harm from alcohol and drug use among young people in nightlife settings.  It is designed to support local, regional and national policymakers and prevention workers in the EU.  It also discusses target group participation.
  • Another European initiative, Safer Nightlife, was carried out by the community-based NGOs and the administrations involved in the BASICS Network and the Democracy, Cities and Drugs (DC&D) Safer Nightlife Platform.  The ‘Nightlife Empowerment & Well-being Implementation Project’ (NEWIP) will propose responses to the new challenges in the fields of harm reduction and health promotion, using recreational settings.
    The initiative is also collecting good and best practices on nightlife sites and online peer interventions,  and, over time, will produce an online manual on safer nightlife.