Elisa Fornero

Elisa Fornero

Social worker, Coordinator at Neutravel Project

Elisa Fornero is a social worker involved in harm reduction and risk reduction in party settings since 2010. At the moment she is one of the two coordinators of the Neutravel project and the coordinator of Neutravel drug checking service. From 2015 to 2017 she was the Italian coordinator of activities under the BAONPS project (mainly drug checking and outreach).

Drug checking at festivals

ING Art Center - Left room
Since 2008, Neutravel (NTV) performs outreach interventions in party settings in the North West of Italy. It's run from a partnership between a public (NHS) drug service provider, ASL TO4 and a NGO, Coop.Alice. It operates with a national network of outreach projects. NTV intervenes in clubs, psytrance parties, festivals and free parties (illegal raves) by using different settings: an info-stand, a drug checking service, a chill out and a first aid tent. Free parties are a specific focus of intervention: NTV is officially authorized by the Regional Council to intervene and law enforcement agencies are informed on the project mission and tasks. NTV has signed a formal protocol of intervention with the Regional Emergency System (112), to effectively manage drug related crises in illegal raves. Neutravel carries out drug checking and advocates to extend the service in other Italian regions and services.
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