Mainline can be hired as an expert and consultant. After working in the drugs and harm reduction field for 30 years, it is safe to say that we live, breath, eat and sleep harm reduction. 

Type of activities

Mainline can offer advice on drugs, health, human rights, programming, policy, procurement, networking and much more. A flavour of what we offer (please also scroll down to find some recent work):

  • IEC material development

Partners and clients

Our expertise is of interest to:

  • harm reduction organisations
  • NGOs specialised in human rights, infectious diseases or humanitarian aid
  • donors in the HIV, drug policy or harm reduction field
  • policymakers 

Mainline also offers a wide range of trainings.


Please feel free to contact us for more information or a quote. We are always happy to arrange a (video) call to see how we can be of help.


Call: +31 (0)20 682 26 60 

Mainline is an official supplier of technical advice for partners of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. 

Mainline Trainings

Mainline Projects

E-learning on decriminalisation

Together with the International Drug Policy Consortium and Health[e]Foundation, Mainline is currently developing an e-learning about decriminalisation. The plan is to make all information about policies to decriminalise drug use freely available to activists, civil society and governments.

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Virtual study visit: harm reduction in the Netherlands

Mainline is coordinating a virtual study tour for the harm reduction network for the Middle-East and North Africa region (MENAHRA). MENAHRA were determined to not allow COVID-19 to block their plans, and asked Mainline to provide a digital tour across Dutch harm reduction services.

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Knowing what supplies to buy 

Local communities of people who use drugs can be very specific in their preferences for harm reduction materials. These preferences are often overlooked. Do you want to make sure you are buying the best supplies? Contact Mainline.

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Mainline-flavoured talks

Do you want to inspire your audience to embrace harm reduction? And do you want to go beyond a lecture or a plain presentation? Invite Mainline to your meeting and add some flavour. 

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Chemsex in EECA region

The use of drugs during sex is a growing worldwide phenomenon among men who have sex with men (MSM). The chemsex scene however varies per country and (sub-) culture. Mainline is currently exploring the scene in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: the EECA region. 

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Expert advice to start harm reduction interventions

Are you about to start a harm reduction service or intervention? Are resources scarce or is resistance in the community high? Contact Mainline for practical advice.

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Situational assessment

Knowing the scene

Good programming starts with accurate information. Mainline can help you to assess the number of users of a specific substance in your area. We map the hot spots and advise you on the best outreach and field strategies in a particular local drug scene. 

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Mainline one-on-one: ten-ride card

Looking for some extra support for your service beneficiaries? In need of a sparring partner to help get your services on the right track? Mainline offers one-on-one counselling for clients and support for organisations. 

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Quality & scale-up

Quality assessments and service scale-up

You run or fund a harm reduction service, but you would like to increase impact. Or you need advice on how to scale-up or better integrate your interventions in the public health system. Contact Mainline for an assessment and concrete recommendations.

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Action research

Connection to the scene

More research is needed in the harm reduction field. But there seems to be a disconnect between local information needs and research institutes. Are you interested in drug research: Mainline can be your connection to the local drug scene.

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