by Dr Giulia Zampini & Ms Karen Mamo
Sunday – 10.00 – 10.30hrs
The people and dancefloors project explores the eternal relationship between dance floors and drug-taking, investigating the connection between these two elements through people’s own narratives and experiences. Given that drug use is a taboo subject, people are reluctant to discuss it in public. However, discussions about people’s experiences with drugs provide opportunities for education, reflection, information sharing and harm reduction. This workshop will present findings and reflections from the people and dancefloors project in Malta, based on interviews with Maltese people about their experiences with drugs and dance floors.
Summary of event
A harm reduction information booth and a number of workshops providing the general public with educational messaging and tools to better understand drugs, and how to mitigate risks for the self and others. The aim of the information booth and workshops is not to promote drug use, but rather to encourage an educated approach to this widespread social phenomenon. In collaboration with Drugs n Me, the People and Dancefloors project, and the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drugs Policy (ENCOD) the educational booth and additional workshops are being backed by professionals in the field of public health, toxicology, and drugs policy.