This guide outlines funding sources and mechanisms for programmes that provide harm reduction and other health services to people who inject drugs (PWID) in the European Union. It covers funding sources ranging from municipalities to international organisations and private donors. The document provides brief country examples to illustrate the variety of funding arrangements, which are often quite complex.
In addition, it summarises three case studies that examine at greater length the government mechanisms that dispense funding for harm reduction programmes in Croatia, Poland and Spain. These case studies provide detailed insights into national funding schemes and how well the funding mechanisms work in practice.