Council of the Association

The parts of the Association are the General Assembly of the Association members and the Association Council.

The General Assembly of the Association members is the supreme part of the Association. The General Meeting shall be convened by the Chairman of the Association at least once a year.

The Association Council is the statutory body of the Association and manages the Association’s activities in the period between General Meetings. The Council elaborates the concept of the Association’s activity, which it submits for approval to the General Assembly of Association members. The Council accepts new members upon request. It has at least 5 members and is elected for four years. He/she elects a chairman and two vice-chairpersons. The last election of the Council members took place on 15 April 2015.

The members of the Association shall meet with the General Assembly of all members of the Association and the chairmen of the expert sections with an advisory vote.

 

The Association of Non-Governmental Organizations was established in 1995.

It has more than 20 years of existence.

Over the past two years, we have been intensively involved in the following areas of expertise:

  • setting up a service network in the Czech Republic (missing services, services with insufficient capacity)
  • problems arising from cross-sectoral (health-social)
  • problems arising from the change of financing – transfer of financing from MLSA to regions
  • legislation monitoring – amendment to the Act on Social Services, Act on Social Workers, so-called Gambling Laws, Bill on Protection of Health from Harmful Effects of Drugs
  • support for the creation of a specialized section for gambling (within the framework of a project funded by the GCDPC)
  • we declined to comment on the proposal to test pupils in schools
  • we participate in the solution of the appropriate setting of multi-year financing of our services
  • in 2015, we joined the European Year of Development campaign
  • in 2015 we participated in a press conference on children and addictions

 

Association in 2016

  • We have completed Pompidou Group Executive Training on the topic of cooperation between the non-governmental and government sectors in Finland and Sweden.
  • We are members of GCDPC, we regularly participate in the Committee of Ministers of Ministries of Ministries and Institutions, we are regular participants of the platform of the Secretariat of the GCDPC (Adiktological Forum).
  • We communicate with similarly oriented professional companies (CAA, CLS JEP, APSS and others).
  • We consider it a significant success to obtain a European grant to support the capacity building of the Association in which a professional office of our organization will be established in the beginning of 2017.

Currently, the Association is a professional umbrella organization in the field of work with drug users, addicts and their loved ones. It is a partner for communication with the Secretariat of the Government Council for Drug Policy Coordination, with the Czech government, ministries and other state and municipal authorities, the Certification Committee, professional and political institutions, and other organizations.

Association in 2017

  • We are members of GCDPC, we regularly participate in the Committee of Ministers of Ministries of Ministries and Institutions, we are regular participants of the platform of the Secretariat of the GCDPC (Adiktological Forum).
  • We communicate with similarly oriented professional companies (ČAA, SNN ČLS JEP, APSS ČR and others).
  • We have become members of the Union of Employers’ Unions (UZS).
  • We launched a preventive Information campaign on addictions within the Czech Republic and the promotion of services for users of addictive substances and gambling players A.N.O. – Stay above the influence.
  • The Association has acquired three new members.

Association in 2018

  • We are members of GCDPC, we regularly participate in the Committee of Ministers of Ministries of Ministries and Institutions, we are regular participants of the platform of the Secretariat of the GCDPC (Adiktological Forum).
  • We communicate with similarly oriented professional companies (ČAA, SNN ČLS JEP, APSS ČR and others).
  • The greatest achievement of this year is the realization of the visit of the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic to addictological services, the output of which was to finance the salaries of social workers and workers in social services.
  • In cooperation with the CHRC, we participated in the implementation of the Methamphetamine Substitution Seminar – Good Practice from Abroad.
  • As part of the co-operation with the HCRC, the Association participated in the organization of the National Gaming Contest in the Czech Republic in 2018.
  • Co-operated as a partner of SNN ČSL JEP during the AT conference.
  • The Association participated in the organization of a public forum – Drug Czeching organized by Youth Rise, in cooperation with NMS, Beyond Psychedelics, Hard and Smart, Party harm, Czech Psychedelic Society, Sananim and Legalization.cz.
  • The Association participated in the workshop on Testing of addictive substances in low-threshold addictological services in cooperation with the SARVPP and NMS.
  • The Association has become a regular contributor to the journal Adiktology in Preventive and Medical Practice.
  • We have become a member of Eurocare, a network that is an association of non-governmental and governmental organizations throughout Europe that is committed to preventing and reducing alcohol-related harm.
  • The Association supported the “4p” challenge aimed at legalizing psychotherapy in social services.

Association in 2019

  • For the third year running, a professional office has been operating within the Association, serving to ensure the functioning of the Association, creation of the Association’s PR and support of member organizations.
  • A total of 3 new organizations joined the Association in 2019;
  • The Association cooperated as a partner of SNN ČSL JEP during the AT conference,
  • we actively participated in the process of commenting on the National Strategy for the Prevention and Reduction of Harms Related to Addictive Behavior 2019 – 2027 for the period 2019 to 2027 and on the Action Plan for Implementing the National Strategy for the Prevention and Reduction of Harms Related to Addictive Behavior 2019 – 2027,
  • We initiated a number of negotiations, especially with the Ministry of Finance regarding the number of subsidies for 2020 and the following years (the so-called medium-term outlook of the state budget – here thanks to we managed to keep the increase of 20 mil. Kč),
  • we endeavoured to change the outdated subsidy system and to introduce a new, a simpler, more efficient and stable system of financing the network of care for people at risk of addiction;
  • we continue in close professional cooperation with the Association of Social Service Providers of the Czech Republic, The Society for Addictive Diseases of Jan Evangelista Purkyně (SNN JEP) and the Czech Association of Addictologists,
  • The Association remains a member of the Union of Employers’ Associations, of which it became a member in August 2017,
  • regularly contribute to the professional journal Adiktologie in preventive and curative practice, in which it promotes not only member organizations but also presents its activities,
  • The Association remains a member of the Eurocare Association, a network that is an association of non-governmental and public-sector organizations across Europe working to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm,
  • we run an information campaign on drug addictions in the Czech Republic and promote services to drug users and pathological gamblers.

 


Council of the Association


Members of the Council of the Association elected by the General Assembly of the Association members


Mgr. et Mgr. Helena Rampachová

Mgr. et Mgr. Helena Rampachová
President of the Council
rampachova@asociace.org
+420 777 916 253


PhDr. Josef Radimecký, Ph.D., MSc.

PhDr. Josef Radimecký, Ph.D., MSc.
Vice President of the Council
radimecky@wl1.cz


MUDr. David Adameček

MUDr. David Adameček
Member of the Council
adamecek@advaitaliberec.cz


Mgr. Jiří Richter

Mgr. Jiří Richter
Vice President of the Council
richter@asociace.org


Martin Parula

Martin Parula
Member of the Council
martin.parula@ulice-plzen.com


Head of Expert Sections


Mgr. Břetislav Kantor

Mgr. Břetislav Kantor
Head of the Outpatient services Section
vedporadna@renarkon.cz


Mgr. Lucie Mašková

Mgr. Lucie Mašková
Head of the Harm Reduction section
maskova@podaneruce.cz


RNDr. Martin Rataj

RNDr. Martin Rataj
Head of the Aftercare section
martinarataje@seznam.cz


Bc. Jana Repková, DiS.

Bc. Jana Repková, DiS.
Head of the Drug services in prison section
repkova@cppt.cz


Mgr. Eva Vojáčková

Mgr. Eva Vojáčková
Head of the primary prevention section
kuncova@cppt.cz