Monitoring implementation of the Dublin Declaration
The Dublin Declaration on Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia, adopted in 2004, was the first in a series of regional declarations which emphasised HIV as an important political priority for the countries of Europe and Central Asia.
The declaration states the commitment of all signatories to act collectively in tackling the HIV/AIDS epidemic and sets out a number of actions to accelerate the achievement of this commitment. The countries also committed to closely monitor and evaluate the implementation of the actions outlined in the Declaration, along with those of the Declaration of Commitment of the United Nations General Assembly Session on HIV/AIDS, and call upon the European Union and other relevant regional institutions and organisations, in partnership with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, to establish adequate forums and mechanisms including the involvement of civil society and people living with HIV/AIDS to assess progress at regional level every second year.
ECDC has used data from the following sources for reporting: country reporting to UNAIDS on core indicators used for Global AIDS Response Progress Reporting (GARPR); country data collected by EMCDDA on HIV and drug use; and a specific Dublin questionnaire developed by ECDC in consultation with country representatives that focuses on regional issues, including key populations most affected by HIV.
Country reporting has been supplemented by data from other sources, including the HIV surveillance data reported annually to the ECDC and European Commission projects such as the European MSM Internet Survey. Other data sources have also been used to inform analysis of specific issues such as HIV financing. The source and accuracy of supplemental data has been confirmed with national governments. The 2010 round of Dublin reporting also drew on data submitted by countries using the UNAIDS’ National Commitments and Policy Instrument (NCPI). In 2014, EU/EEA countries reporting on the Dublin Declaration were only required to answer seven NCPI questions for UNAIDS use.
Data collection and reporting process
For 2014 reporting, countries submitted data for the GARPR indicators through the UNAIDS online reporting tool. EMCDDA data was collected through its network of national focal points and shared with ECDC. The Dublin questionnaire was submitted to ECDC using an interactive form completed by national government and civil society representatives. In 2014, 49 of 55 countries (89%) in the region provided data (in 2012 the response rate was 93% with 51 of 55 countries reporting).
For each round of Dublin reporting, ECDC has convened an advisory group comprised of government and civil society representatives and experts from various interested agencies, including UNAIDS and WHO. This group provides essential inputs on the priorities and the process for HIV monitoring in the region, and reviews the findings and the draft reports. All countries that report data are given the opportunity to review and validate the data presented for their country in the reports.
Implementing the Dublin Declaration on Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia: 2010 Progress Report
This report provides findings from a review of progress made towards the Dublin Declaration on Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and central Asia implementation. It is based on data from 49 countries and reflects the contributions of a wide range of individuals and organisations.Read more
Implementing the Dublin Declaration on Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia: 2010 Progress Report: Summary
Summary of the report Implementing the Dublin Declaration on Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia: 2010 Progress ReportRead more
From Dublin to Rome: ten years of responding to HIV in Europe and Central Asia
This brief summarises what has been achieved since the Dublin Declaration in 2004, considering areas where there has been less progress and establishing priorities for future action.Read more
Dublin Declaration monitoring - 2012 progress
Every second year, ECDC assesses and reports on the progress of the implementation of the Dublin Declaration through a series of thematic report and evidence briefs. Here you can find the 2012 progress reports.Read more
Dublin Declaration monitoring - 2014 progress
Every second year, ECDC assesses and reports on the progress of the implementation of the Dublin Declaration through a series of thematic report and evidence briefs. Here you can find the 2014 progress reports.Read more