Community development, Reducing crime by drug addicts

Together against drugs

Adequate behaviour of relatives of an addict can prevent a number of crimes.


Who is behind this?

Nataliya Shulika

Open Your Eyes Association


Who is joining forces?

New Begging



Idea pitch

The aim is to prevent a large number of criminal acts committed by drug addicts.
The direct target group - families and relatives of addicts, indirectly affecting the addicts themselves.
Misunderstood parental love and ignorance of relatives about how to act in the presence of a dependent in the family, puts society at risk.
in the form of a one-day seminar we will present to the relatives of the addicts how they should act in order to limit crimes of all kinds.

Where will your project idea take place?

The aim is to inform the population of the poor municipalities, where there are no specialists.

What is the specific societal challenge faced by this region?

We have selected cities around the country where there are incidents with addicts, but there is no adequate help to deal with the situation. In poor municipalities, there is no way to hire specialists for counseling and assistance. Pazardjik, Yambol, Sliven, Stara Zagora, Veliko tarnovo, Karlovo.

Who are you doing it for?

The project is aimed at society. Towards crime reduction. Support for relatives of addicts. Useful work with addicts. There is no adequacy of measures regarding the treatment of addicts. There are more and more crimes committed by addicts. Prisons and psychiatric hospitals are not the places for a complete change in the addict's personality.
Often the path to treatment and response is unclear to most families of addicts.

How do you plan to get there?

Several meetings will be held with our partners from Sofia to discuss the sequence of the seminar. After that, the discussions will be held with the municipalities we will visit. Dates and route will be agreed.

What are the expected results?

In recent months, crimes committed by addicts have become much more frequent. Society is worried. With the implementation of the project we expect preventive measures against drug users, which we hope will reduce the crimes committed by addicts.

How does your idea strengthen active citizenship at a local and community level?

With our and our partner’s help, everyone will be trained in the right way to communicate and work with addicts.

Why is this idea important to you?

Our personal opinion is that it is not only important for us. It is important for the whole society. Addicts do not live in space. They are the fruit of our actions. We need to be heard by as many people as possible from this society. The network that will be built at the end of the project will also be a valuable start to effective work. Personal contact is much more influential than any information written on the Internet.

€ 11000,-

Total budget

€ 11000,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

Major expenses

Preliminary meetings, coordination with municipalities and promotional materials- 2200еuро
Travel expenses with personal auto's- 2000euro
Fees- 2600euro
Оvernight stays and hall rental- 4200euro

What do you need from the Civic Europe community?

We are open to any proposals that will make our work more fruitful and meet the expectations of society.





Idea created on May 8, 2020
Last edit on May 12, 2020

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