ECAD's activities from year to year culminate in the annual ECAD Mayors Conference, hosted by a distinct ECAD member city every summer. Councillors and other politicians and policymakers convene with academics and civil society organizations to participate in seminars and study visits, discussing the latest developments in drug prevention efforts throughout Europe.




26th Mayors Conference - Cork 2019

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25th MAYORS´ CONFERENCE

and 6th World Forum Against Drugs

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Conference materials

Kevin Sabet, PhD, Director, Drug Policy Institute, University of Florida, President, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), USA
Speech at the WFAD /ECAD 25th Mayors Conference, Gothenburg, May 15, 2018 (Video 5min.)


Supply reduction in Peril?  A lot of the worlds`s drug supply emanates from a war-torn Columbia.
Dr. Michael Jonsson, FOI, Swedish Defence Research Agency

Text to the slides (PDF)
In Columbia, a peace deal has been struck, which gives hope for a closure of insurgency and violence. (PDF)

Thomas Pietschmann, Dr, Drug Research Section, Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs
The International drug control system, global/regional and national drug patterns and trends, and supply reduction efforts at the international level (PDF)



 

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Photo: Götaplatsen @ Klas Eriksson

Annual Mayors` Conference and the 6th World Forum Against Drugs will take off on May 14-15 in Gothenburg this year.
This joint event will address a growing interest to the effective prevention practices, full recovery and alternatives to incarceration and to life-long dependency on drug treatment.
The conference will create a room for elaborating a practical guide to how a recovery city will look like, this will be grounded on the recent evidence-based research.
Sheffield Hallam University (UK), Ghent University (Belgium) and the City of Gothenburg have already started working on this guide in practice.

In order to find out more and to register please visit a joint webpage here.

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MAYORS` CONFERENCE 2017




 
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ECAD 24th Mayors` Conference materials

On June 12-13, the city of Kaunas hosted ECAD 24th Annual Mayors`s Conference 2017

Safe Cities Without Drugs. Preventing, Protecting, Policing



Key-note speakers:


David W. Spencer, Field intelligence Manager, Drug Enforcement Agency, European Region

Supply reduction and dismantling drug trafficking organizations: In what ways can local communities benefit (PDF)




Kim Nilvall, Swedish National Bureau of Investigation, Intelligence section, Organized crime

Police work in socially disadvantaged areas in Sweden: Impact of drugs on urban crime (PDF)



 Torsten Stodiek, Deputy Head, Strategic Police Matters Unit, Community Policing Advisor, Transnational Threats Department, OSCE

Preventing terrorism and countering violent extremism and radicalisation that lead to terrorism:

A community and intelligence led policing approach (PDF)



Jon Sigfusson, Director for Icelandic Centre of Social Research and Analysis, Reykjavik University, ICSRA

Youth in Europe and Planet Youth (PDF)



Laimonas Vasiliauskas, Senior Specialist, Serious and Organized Crime Department, EUROPOL

European Illicit Drug Market (PDF)



 Antonio Boscini, Health Director, San Patrignano Community, Rimini, Italy

Recovery and social reinsertion: San Patrignano Community model extended (PDF)



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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (PDF)
    

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT (PDF)

 Conference Booking Form

@ Rokas Tenys, the Kaunas Castle

Kaunas Castle
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Warm welcome to Kaunas, Lithuania!



Welcome to our major event in support of the UN Conventions on Drugs! 

Read more: Mayors` Conference 2014: Hotels and Booking Form

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In three months, ECAD and World Federation Against Drugs, WFAD, will host two important conferences in the same premises of the Munich Brewery in the southern part of Stockholm. Conference venue is specifically chosen to accomodate a vast number of delegates and it is important to book your hotel a good time ahead.

Start with booking your conference participance:

Download the Booking Form (Word doc), fill it in and send it per e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax  +46 508 29 466 back to us.

ECAD will be also updating a small selection of hotels for your convenience:

 

  • Quality Hotel Globe is a modern conference and event hotel situated next to Globen in Stockholm. Ideally located besides the events complex Globen, the hotel ensures an exciting and memorable stay in Stockholm.


Book your room here (link)
Price single room 1195 SEK per room per night including breakfast buffé and VAT, double room 1395 SEK per room per night including breakfast buffé and VAT

Read more: First Announcement - ECAD Mayors`Conference 2014Stockholm is hosting two parallel conferences on May 19-20, 2014. ECAD joins forces with World Federation Against Drugs and their 4th World Forum to add weight to the anti-legalization message of political wills and to spread the competence of grass-roots NGOs.

" Do we want a drug-free world or a world of free drugs?" - asked former UNODC Director Antonio Maria Costa once.

The answer is written in ECAD Constitution and we stand for a drug-free world.

This is a unique opportunity for you to network, meet your counterparts from other countries and to support the UN Conventions on drugs.

European Cities Against Drugs and World Federation Against Drugs organize the conferences at the Munich Brewery, on the South bank of Riddarfjärden, with a joint opening on May 19, 2014.

These two conferences will have 2 separate registration desks and the participants will be given two different sorts of badges. However, the guests will have an opportunity to share the most interesting presentations and will get a balanced picture of the best speakers from both conferences.

On May 19, after the presentations of the keynote speakers and a common lunch, conference delegates will be separated for two different conferences and sessions of ECAD and WFAD. In the interim, the conference delegates will be asked to stick to their respective venues, according to the registration made.

On May 20, the conferences will be held separately for ECAD and WFAD participants until lunch, after that the conference delegates will join together again.

The City of Stockholm invites all conference delegates to a reception at 18.00 on Monday, May 19, hosted in the City Hall. H. Sten Nordin, the Mayor of Stockholm, will open the evening with a short welcome speech. The reception will be held in a buffet-style with sit-down opportunities.

Download First Announcement here (PDF)

We will publish Conference Booking Form in a few days here, please return to this page later. 




Read more: ECAD XXI Mayors Conference Materials
21th ECAD Mayors' Conference in Stockholm: May 19-20, 2014
Venue
: Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2

TOWARDS A HEALTHIER FUTURE IN A DRUG-FREE WORLD
HOSTED BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF STOCKHOLM

Joined Conference with World Federation Against Drugs, the conference in Stockholm had some 400 participants, of these ECAD participants from 35 cities in 16 countries.
Conference Programme (PDF)
Conference Speakers (PDF)

Maria Larsson, Minister for Children and Elderly, Sweden
Speech at the Opening Session (PDF)

Sven-Olov Carlsson, International President, WFAD
Speech at the Opening Session (PDF)

Kian Reme, Chairman, ECAD
Speech at the Opening Session (PDF)

Kevin Sabet, PhD, Director, Drug Policy Institute,University of Florida
"The Marijuana Landscape" (PDF)

Antonio Maria Costa, former Secretary General of UNODC
Inter-national and Inter-temporal Effect of Drug Policies (PDF)

Neil McKeganey, Professor, PhD, Director, Centre for Drug Misuse Research, Glasgow, Scotland
Drug Policy at the crossroads (PDF)

Raymond Yans, President of INCB until May 19, 2014
The Conventions and Legalization of the non-medical use of drugs (PDF)

Bertha K Madras, PhD (the Honorable) Professor of Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Marijuana and Opioids. Risks for the Unborn, the Born (PDF)

Madeline Meier, PhD, Arizona State University, Duke University
Persistant Cannabis Users Show Neuropsychological Decline from Childhood to Midlife (PDF)

Martien Kooyman, MD, PhD, psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Netherlands
The Cannabis issue in the Netherlands (PDF)

Mike Sabin, MP of New Zealand
"New Psychoactive Substances available on the market. What can legislation do to keep up?" (PDF)

Nora Volkow, MD, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA
Effects of Marijuana on Brain, Body and Behaviour (PDF)


One more presentation from ECAD Annual Conference in Moscow:Read more: More Materials from ECAD Moscow Conference

Gilberto Gerra, MD, Chief of the UNODC Drug prevention and Health Branch, Austria

Youth stands for freedom from chemical slavery (PDF)


Björg Månum Andersson, Director General for Primary Health and Social Affairs, City of Oslo, Norway

A brief historical account of ECAD and Norwegian network of ECAD cities (PDF)


Have a look at the photo-gallery from ECAD Moscow Conference here

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