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Results of the UNODC - Lions Clubs International Foundation pilot "Skills for adolescence" programme presented at the European Union Society for Prevention Research annual meeting

Results of the UNODC - Lions Clubs International Foundation pilot "Skills for adolescence" programme presented at the European Union Society for Prevention Research annual meeting

22-24 October 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia: UNODC in collaboration with the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has successfully piloted the Lions Quest "Skills for adolescence" programme in the Republic of Serbia in the period of September 2015 - June 2016 in 21 elementary schools in Belgrade. Following the implementation of this programme, informative data was collected as part of the monitoring process, that facilitated siring of interesting assessment on pilot project effectiveness, presented at the annual meeting of the European Society for Prevention Research (EU-SPR) in Slovenia.

UNODC and Lions Clubs International Foundation participate in national consultative meetings on the implementation of Lions Quest "Skills for adolescence" programme

UNODC and Lions Clubs International Foundation participate in national consultative meetings on the implementation of Lions Quest "Skills for adolescence" programme

16 October 2015, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia; 19 October 2015, Podgorica Montenegro:  Following the organization of the inception meeting of the Lions Quest "Skills for adolescence" pilot programme in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, meetings with the national group of experts in the field of drug use prevention were organized in Montenegro and the Republic of Serbia. Meetings were scheduled as a part of the Lions Club International Foundation representative visit to the region of the South Eastern Europe to discus the pilot programme Lions Quest "Skills for adolescence" values and the set objectives, with the group of national experts delegated by the national counterparts.

Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" programme advance in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" programme advance in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

09 - 15 October 2015, Skopje and Kavadarci, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: UNODC and the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) successfully continued piloting the Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" program in Kavadarci, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, by organizing the third and fourth training sessions out of a series of five in total. Participants coming from Veles and Kavadarci have proficiently completed the training workshops, thus increasing the current number of educated teachers to 60, taking into account the trained teachers from two previously organized workshops. The teachers nominated for attending the training workshops represent 14 elementary schools from Veles and Kavadarci, where further delivery of the programme is expected in the following academic year.

Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" programme initiated in Montenegro as a result of collaborative effort of UNODC and Lions Club International Foundation

Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" programme initiated in Montenegro as a result of collaborative effort of UNODC and Lions Club International Foundation

02-04 and 05-07 October 2015, Podgorica, Montenegro: In accordance with the agreed upon plan of the expansion of the UNODC - Lions Clubs International Foundation work in South Eastern Europe, the two agencies have commenced the pilot Lions Quest programme entitled "Skills for Adolescence" in Montenegro.

Montenegro is the third country in the South Eastern European region to benefit from the life skill school based Lions Quest programme "Skills for Adolescence". In Montenegro, the pilot programme is continuing following the successful implementation in the Republic of Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

UNODC and Lions Clubs International Foundation commenced the pilot Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" programme in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

UNODC and Lions Clubs International Foundation commenced the pilot Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" programme in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

25-27 and 28-30 September 2015, Ohrid, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Lions Clubs International Foundation signed a cooperation agreement last year to pilot the life skill school based programme of the Lions Quest entitled "Skills for Adolescence" in the region of South Eastern Europe. Following the successful implementation of the programme in the Republic of Serbia, the piloting of the programme has been further extended to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in partnership with the country's Ministry of Education and Science.

UNODC delivers final follow up session of the programme Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" in the Republic of Serbia

UNODC delivers final follow up session of the programme Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" in the Republic of Serbia

29 June 2015, Belgrade, Serbia: As part of the collaborative effort of UNODC and Lions Clubs International Foundation, Lions Quest "Skills for adolescence" Programme has been piloted in Serbia between June 2014 and June 2015. Serbia was the first country to benefit from this global collaboration with plans of expansion to other countries in the near future. The pilot involved 1,350 students in 21 elementary schools in Belgrade during the 2014-2015 academic year. The pilot was followed by three follow-up sessions to support the implementation of the project and monitor and evaluate the progress.