POPHARS – Drugs at the festivals: Perceptions of prevention-, harm reduction-, care-, and law enforcement strategies

Drug related interventions
Substance use
Music festivals
Substance use norms

This project wants to obtain a comprehensive understanding of how festival attendees and festival stakeholders perceive drug related interventions implemented at music festivals, and to provide knowledge on the users’ perspective, facilitating well considered interventions.

Aim 1: Focus on Festival attendees

Gaining insight in the perceptions of prevention, harm reduction, and law enforcement strategies and perceptions of substance use (norms) by festival attendees.

Aim 2: Focus on Festival stakeholders

Gaining insight in the perceptions of the implemented drug related interventions and perceptions of substance use (norms) by stakeholders from prevention, harm reduction, care, and law enforcement strategies, and other festival stakeholders.


Partners: Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Department of Communication Sciences (UGent), HoGent University of Applied Sciences, Modus Vivendi

Project duration: 01/03/2019 – 30/09/2021

Contact: Koen Ponnet