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.



MAYORS` CONFERENCE 2017



 “Safe Cities Without Drugs. Preventing, Protecting, Policing”:

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On June 12-13, the city of Kaunas hosts ECAD Annual Mayors`s Conference 2017.

Please register before May 1, 2017 by filling in the Booking Form and returning it back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Best Western Santaka Hotel and The Kaunas Hotel are available for ECAD conference guests at a special negotiated price by May 1, 2017.

You book your accomodation yourself, contact your chosen hotel and state that yours is an ECAD booking.


It is very convenient to use both hotels` shuttle service offer to get to Kaunas if you arrive at Vilnius airport. The proximity between these 2 cities is around 100 km. The shuttle service costs 80 € and you will receive this offer when your booking is received and approved by the hotel you choose.

Kaunas in summer is a wonderful place to be, the old city is often called a "Paris in a miniature" and the city has been announced as the European capital of culture.
Use this opportunity to get to know more about Kaunas and the ways of preventing, protecting and policing safe cities this June!


FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT (PDF)
 
Conference Booking Form

@ Rokas Tenys, the Kaunas Castle

Kaunas Castle
Picture: @Rokas Tenys



Warm welcome to Kaunas, Lithuania!



Read more: 18th ECAD Mayors´ Conference"EUROPE AGAINST DRUGS - UNITED IN DIVERSITY"
18th ECAD Mayors´ Conference, May 12-14, 2011
HOSTED BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF VARNA, BULGARIA
Venue: Hotel Iberostar Obzor Beach and Izgrev, Golden Sands
Minutes of ECAD Plenary Session, May 12, 2011, (PDF)
Minutes of ECAD Advisory Board meeting in Varna, May 11, 2011 (PDF)
Minutes of ECAD Advisory Board meeting in Riccione, October 14, 2011 (PDF)

Conference materials:
SPEECHES

  • Kiril Yordanov, Mayor of Varna – Welcome address 
  • Jim Corr, Councillor, Chairman of ECAD
  • Yuri P. Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime,UNODC, Director-General UNOV (UN Office in Vienna) – Video message 
  • Roland Simon, Head of Unit for Interventions, best practices and scientific partners, EuropeanMonitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction/EMCDDA
  • Hristo Bozov, Deputy Mayor for Social Affairs, Varna – ”Municipal Drug Policy”
  • Alfgeir Kristjansson, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Teachers College, Columbia University -”Youth in Europe: not a campaign but a quiet revolution”
  • Manuel Pinto Coelho, President, APLD, Association Drug Free Portugal – ” A new paradigmto treat the drug dependent”
  • Ingeborg Rossow, Professor, PhD, National Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research, Norway– ”Drug policy and the public good”
  • Ingvar Nilsson, Economist and Researcher, Institute for Socio-Ecological Economies, Sweden– ”Drug rehabilitation: a public cost or a a social investment with high profitability – theSwedish exprerinece”
  • Atanas Peev, Inspector, Drugs Department, Chief Directorate Combat with Organized Crime,Ministry of Interior, Bulgaria – ”The Balkan route of drug trafficking”
  • Svetlana Koeva, Director, Varna Drug Prevention Directorate, Bulgaria – ”Examples of goodpractices at municipal level programmes”

MAYORS’ FORUM

  • Ann-Cathrine Hjerdt, Mayor of Linköping, Sweden
  • Mario Calleja, Mayor of Marsaskala, Malta
  • Andreas Petrou, Mayor of Aglantzia, Cyprus
  • Odd Kristian Reme, Deputy Mayor, Stavanger, Norway

WORKSHOPS

  • Eric Carlin, Birkbeck College, London, International Mentor Foundation and Wired-In, UK –”Building resilience: Prevention and Recovery”
  • Fabio Bernabei, Journalist, Rome, Italy – ”Italian drug policy: who is really in charge?”
  • Father Mikhail Manev, Varna Orthodox Centre for Spiritual Care of drug addicts, Bulgaria
  • Conclusions: Jim Corr, Chairman, ECAD

ECAD AWARD 2011 was issued to the City of Kristiansand, Norway 

Read more: 18th ECAD Mayors´ Conference

ECAD has instituted a yearly award for member cities, persons or organizations that have made remarkable achievements or have exercised successful activities in the work against illicit drugs. By the institution of this award, ECAD strives to encourage member cities, persons and organizations with engagement and commitment and to stimulate increased activities in our member cities. Every member city, as well as policy makers, civil servants, experts and voluntary actors in ECAD member cities are welcome to nominate candidates for the Award. Congratulations, Kristiansand!

Download Award Motivation (PDF)


OBS: Updated!
 ECAD 18th Mayors Conference programme is now ready for your overview!  logo_Varna


Conference programme (PDF-file)

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In connection to Varna Mayors Conference, ECAD biggest project Youth in Europe will hold a seminar for the members and all interested in the project.

Those of you willing to participate in the meeting of Youth in Europe, Local Plans and Initiatives, May 11, at 14.00 - 17.00, Hotel Iberostar Obzor Beach and Izgrev, Golden Sands can download the Meeting Agenda here.

During the meeting, delegates from the cities participating in Youth in Europe programme will share their experiences about local drug prevention plans in the cities.


All welcome!


Arrangements for ECAD annual Mayors Conference in Varna are in full swing!

Conference hosts in Varna and ECAD offer you a professionally engaging and challenging programme, including historical sightseeing and wine-tasting at the 19th centrury Bulgarian royal summer palace.

Read more: Varna Conference Booking Deadline ProlongedPlease that note the deadline for hotel booking and registration has been prolonged until May 7, 2011

Programme Highlights (PDF)

Conference Venue
: Hotel Iberostrar Obzor Beach and Izgrev, Golden Sands
Have a look at the Conference Venue
here.

You book your accomodation and register for the conference by e-mail to :
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Don`t forget to mention that your booking is for ECAD conference in all communication with the agency. Please be sure to inform on your arrival and departure. All guests will be met at the airport and transferred to and from the conference hotel on their arrival and departure.

All ECAD cities and other interested parties as well as those who take part in Youth in Europe project are welcome to participate in a special open seminar on  May 11,  from 14.00 to 17.00

Place: Hotel Iberostar Obzor Beach and Izgrev, Golden Sands. Read more about it here:
Local Prevention Plans and Initiatives (PDF)
ECAD is working on the programme for the annual Mayors`conference in Varna, Bulgraria, May 12-14, 2011
Read more: Programme Highlights for Mayors` Conference 2011and we are glad to present the Programme Highlights already! 

EUROPE AGAINST DRUGS - UNITED IN DIVERSITY
Programme Highlights (pdf-file
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You are welcome to join Youth in Europe seminar "Local Plans and Initiatives" on May 11th. Read more about it here.

Welcome to Varna!



It is time to book for ECAD Mayor`s Conference in Varna, May 12-14, 2011 !Read more: Book for Mayors`Conference in Varna!

Conference Invitation and General information

Conference Venue: Hotel Iberostrar Obzor Beach and Izgrev, Golden Sands
Have a look at the Conference Venue here.

You book your accomodation and register for the conference by e-mail to :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Don`t forget to mention that your booking is for ECAD conference in all communication with the agency. Please be sure to inform on your arrival and departure. All guests will be met at the airport and transferred to and from the conference hotel on their arrival and departure.

OBS: Updated!
Youth in Europe Seminar to exchange ideas and plans related to drug prevention
Local Prevention Plans and Initiatives
All ECAD cities and other interested parties as well as those who take part in Youth in Europe project are welcome to participate in a special open seminar on May 11,  from 14.00 to 17.00. Hotel Iberostar Obzor Beach and Izgrev, Golden Sands.
Please read more about this event here.


Conference related inquiries can be sent to:
Ivan Popov, Senior Expert at Varna Municipality, + 359 52 620402 or
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Please note the deadline for hotel booking and registration: April 20th.