IQhiv is an initiative of civil society, government, academic and international organizations investigating quality assurance and quality improvement practices relevant to HIV prevention programs and projects across Europe.
IQhiv's mission is to improve the effectiveness of HIV prevention initiatives in Europe by providing tools and technical assistance to implement quality improvement practices.
HIV in Europe is a pan-European initiative initiated in Brussels in 2007. The initiative provides a European platform for exchange and activities to improve early diagnosis and earlier care of HIV across Europe. The initiative is directed by an independent group of experts with representation from civil society, policy makers, health professionals and European public health institutions.
The overall objective of HIV in Europe is to ensure that HIV positive patients enter care earlier in the course of their infection than is currently the case, as well as to study the decrease in the proportion of HIV positive persons presenting late for care. HIV in Europe is not an organisation, but an initiative formed to inform processes, share knowledge and improve the evidence base around important issues of earlier testing and care. It is unique in its collaboration between stakeholders from both clinical, advocacy and public health level.
Ton Coenen, Steering Committee Member of AIDS Action Europe, is one of the co-chairs of the HIV in Europe initiative.
More information about HIV in Europe and related projects is available on www.hiveurope.eu.
With the aim of supporting civil society in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA), AIDS Action Europe launched this region-wide project 'ROST'- Responding to HIV through Organisational Support and Technical Cooperation in EECA’, which was implemented by AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW). In Russian, the word ‘rost’ means ‘growth’ and the goal of this three-year project was to facilitate the growth and development of local NGOs and community groups so that they can:
The project included the organisation of regional capacity development seminars on advocacy and resource mobilisation for AIDS Action Europe member organisations. Furthermore, there has been a small-grants programme giving the participating NGOs the opportunity to put in practice the skills that they have learned at the seminars. The ROST project built upon two former AAE projects: European Partners in Action on AIDS (EPAA) and the Prevention and Treatment Advocacy Project (PTAP). The project was funded by Aids Fonds, ViiV Healthcare's Positive Action Programme; Levi Strauss Foundation; and Open Society Foundations.
There have been no ROST activities in 2012. On 31 December the MoU with AFEW will end. For any ROST activities beyond 2012, please contact Arkady Grigoriev, project manager ROST at AFEW.
Download the bilingual flyer about the ROST project.
From 2005–2009 the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) implemented – together with its regional partners – a global project called “Community-based Advocacy and Networking to Scale-up HIV Prevention in an Era of Expanded Treatment" or Prevention and Treatment Advocacy Project (PTAP). Ten countries were involved in this project, across five different continents. In Europe, the two participating countries were Russia and Ukraine. The regional coordination was done by the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network in collaboration with AIDS Action Europe. In Russia, PTAP was implemented by the Russian Harm Reduction Network, while in Ukraine this was done by the Coalition of HIV Service Organizations.
Given the risk of HIV prevention efforts falling behind expanded treatment access initiatives, this project aimsed to support a broad-sweeping policy and programming shift to increase access to comprehensive prevention services alongside expanded treatment services. Final reports are curretly being prepared by ICASO, but here is already a glimpse of the results achieved in Russia and Ukraine:
Click here to view the list of materials developed within the PTAP project.
In 2006 AIDS Action Europe initiated the project European Partners in Action on AIDS (EPAA). The main objective of the project was to strengthen knowledge, capacity and exchange among AIDS-related NGOs and CBOs in Europe and Central Asia.
One of the key activities of the EPAA project was to build capacity among HIV-related European NGOs on several themes by organising good practice seminars. The themes of these seminars were based on the results of several member consultations. They included:
The EPAA project furthermore resulted in the creation of the Clearinghouse on HIV and AIDS in Europe and Central Asia. Even though the EPAA project has ended, the clearinghouse continues to serve as thé central database on HIV and AIDS where NGOs, policy makers, networks and other stakeholders in Europe and Central Asia can share key documents and good practice materials.
Click here to view the list of materials produced within the EPAA project.
AIDS Action and Integration was coordinated by AIDES, France in cooperation with AIDS Action Europe, European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) and the Central and Eastern European Harm Reduction Network (now Eurasian Harm Reduction Network) along with 24 local HIV/AIDS organisations based across the enlarged European Union. The integration projects received a 3-year grant from DG SANCO of the European Commission for the period 2005–2007.
The mission of the AIDS Action and Integration Projects was to support the development of local, community-based HIV/AIDS Non-Governmental Organisations in Central and Eastern Europe, especially in the new and future member states of the European Union.
For more information about this project, please visit www.integration-projects.org or contact Arnaud W. Simon.