ECAD is Europe's leading organization promoting a drug free Europe and representing millions of European citizens. Drug dealing and drug abuse cause enormous problems in Europe. Nations and their citizens are affected by the consequences of drug abuse. ECAD member cities work to develop initiatives and efforts against drug abuse supporting the United Nations Conventions which oppose legalization and promote policies to eradicate drug abuse worldwide. Has your city joined ECAD?


ECAD director Tomas Hallberg (1999-2008) and St. Petersburg`s governor Valentina Matvienko sign Letter of Intent to launch ECAD programme "Youth in Europe" patronized by the President of Iceland Olafur Ragnar Grimsson.


October 10-11, 2014  Rimini, Italy
San Patrignano and ECAD: WeFree days and ECAD seminar
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Download WeFree Days Programme (PDF)
Download ECAD Booking Form (Word)

WeFree Days Programme in short:

Thursday, October 9th, 2014
19.00 Get-together at Hotel Feldberg: information about San Patrignano and ECAD seminar

Friday, October 10th, 2014
Bus transfer to San Patrignano from Hotel Feldberg
10.00 WeFree Award
10.15 Forum: Out of prison to build a better future—Alternative sentencing for offenders: best practices fostering social reintegration.
Lunch at San Patrignano community
14.00 Interactive Workshops in the Area “Experience”, national and international best practices in the field of drug prevention, social malaise and marginalisation will run interactive workshops.
17.00 Bus from San Patrignano to Hotel Feldberg

Saturday, October 11th, 2014
10.00 Launch of the Euromedia Research Youth and Entertainment Euromedia presents a research on the meaning of entertainment among youth and how much it is related to going beyond the limits and getting high.
Forum: Conscious Entertainment
Lunch at San Patrignano community
14.00. Study visit to San Patrignano facilities Questions and Answers Session (visit to winery, stables, etc.)
17.00. Bus from San Patrignano to Hotel Feldberg

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

November 6-7, 2014, Söderhamn, Sweden
ECAD Sweden Annual Network Conference

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Swedish cities and local their local governments are welcome to send representatives to Söderhamn for the annual meeting - 2014. A study visit is planned for the evening of November 5, 2014.


June 4-6, 2014 Varna, Bulgaria
"Cannabis and new drugs - challenges and responses"
ECAD International Network Conference

General Information
 Tuesday, June 3, 2014
 Arrival and welcome party

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Plenary Sessions
Official dinner at hotel "Sentido Golden Star"

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Plenary Session
Ceremony for ECAD new members

Friday, June 6, 2014
Social Programme

The Venue:
The conference will take place at hotel "Sentido Golden Star", sea resort "Golden Sands"

You book your accomodation yourself by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , referring to Mr. Plamen Popov. The accommodation is on "all-inclusive" basis at the hotel "Sentido Golden Star", sea resort "golden Sands".
All rooms have a sea view. Booking deadline is May 10. We recommend early booking since June is a busy tourist month in Varna.
For hotel and venue pictures visit:
Book your participance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Conference language is English with interpretation to Russian

Transport from the airport to the hotel will be provided for all participants


"European Primary Prevention Conference"

This conference is organized in cooperation with NGO SMART through ECAD contact network. We are happy to introduce many interesting speakers as well as cultural happenings and opportunities for networking.

Download Conference invitation in ENGLISH (PDF) and in RUSSIAN (PDF)

Conference website

Conference languages are English and Russian. Open the sign up form below:


Russian link:






Other conferences:

October 28-29, 2010 Reykjavik, Iceland
“Youth – Voice of the Future”

The basis for discussion is the recent research co-ordinated by ICSRA (Rannsoknir & Greining) among 16-19 year old students in all five nordic countries and the self-control areas Greenland, Faroe Islands and Åland.
Please note that this conference was postponed from May to 28-29 October 2010 due to other Nordic events scheduled for the same spring dates.

Please visit the conference website for detailed information.

Hosted by Department of Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Iceland




October 27-28, 2010, Örebro, Sweden
Drogfokus 2010: Swedish National Conference on alcohol, illicit drugs, doping and tobacco

ECAD Sweden network is one of the organisers of this major national event which targets specialists, officials and communities within the field of prevention, treatment/rehabilitation, and law enforcement. Drogfokus replaces and enlarges conference and fair “Sweden against drugs” which has been taken place every other year since 1993.

For more information (In Swedish) please visit