European Prevention Curriculum Basic Training 2024

The EMCDDA holds upon demand online or face-to-face trainings on the EUPC basic modules: about the most useful and evidence-based prevention interventions and approaches, based on the European Universal Prevention Curriculum (EUPC) manual. 

Please register HERE if you are interested in attending one of these courses. 

Confirmation of participation will be notified once a minimal threshold of 18 participants is reached. 

Currently, all EUPC trainings are free of charge. 

For the face-to-face training, no support for travel and accommodation can be provided.

PLATO E-learning on the Advanced Module of the European Prevention Curriculum

The EMCDDA holds upon demand e-learning training in the EUPC advances modules on PLATO, at least once a year. They last typically 4-5 months.

NB: You can only register for these EUPC advanced modules on PLATO if you have already done training in the Basic EUPC modules, either online or as a face-to-face training, delivered by acknowledged EUPC trainers (published in this list).

Before registering for the course, you must send a copy of your EUPC Basic Training Certificate to Gregor Burkhart, Principal Scientific Analyst - Prevention at EMCDDA. 

Please register HERE if you are interested in attending the next PLATO EUPC e-learning, starting March 2024. Once you have been approved by EMCDDA, you can create an account on this platform by following the INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTRATION.

Confirmation of participation will be notified once a minimal threshold of 24 participants is reached. 

Currently, all EUPC trainings are free of charge. However, for the PLATO e-learning courses on EUPC, we allow for up to two opportunities to sign up.
Participants who have not concluded an e-learning training after their second attempt will not be admitted again.  


NB: Access to PLATO is restricted to people who already did or currently do an EUPC training. A certificate of attendance of an EUPC training signed by an EUPC trainer can be sent to Ova e-mail adresa je zaštićena od spambota. Potrebno je omogućiti JavaScript da je vidite. in order to request access to PLATO.

PLATO is designed to facilitate online training, e-learning, and discussion through a virtual community of practice (VCP) for the EMCDDA.

At present, PLATO hosts the European Prevention Curriculum (EUPC) for decision-, opinion- and policymakers (DOPs) at local or regional level, a program launched by the EMCDDA in 2019.

In near future, the platform will also offer training and support modules to frontline prevention staff (EUPC-Politeia), and to practitioners and decision-makers in other areas than prevention, such as treatment and harm reduction.

PLATO is intended to enable faster, broader, and virtual access to scientific content, active stakeholder involvement in the production and use the content, and facilitate the sharing of experiences.

For more information about the EUPC and its implementation visit the dedicated page.

In order to be admitted for an e-learning course in PLATO about the advanced modules of EUPC, participants must first complete the first two (of five) EUPC basic modules, either as face-to-face training or online, directly on PLATO.

The graph below shows the progressing steps of EUPC training within PLATO.

Please see the list of National trainers HERE.

Note that the EUPC has been designed and adapted for a European context. While anyone fulfilling the minimum criteria can attend the EUPC basic modules, the EUPC training themselves can only be rolled out as training offered to countries beyond Europe after a careful cultural and contextual adaptation of the materials. This process is currently ongoing for EU neighborhood and CELAC countries.

After completing the basic modules, three (advanced) modules on science-based prevention can then be followed in a self-directed way via the platform, without the need to travel, and at one’s own pace (video lectures are also recorded, for catching up later).

 Participants who register on the platform will also be able to access a wide range of interactive content such as live video lectures, training materials for self-development, individual and group tasks, and exercises.

 The Virtual Community of Practice (VCP) within PLATO is intended as a forum for EUPC-trained professionals, for exchanging practices, experiences, and real-life challenges.


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