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”:

Kaunas logotype
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!



ECAD XXII MAYORS` CONFERENCE 
May 11-12, 2015, hosted by Swieqi Local Council, Malta

"Building towards a comprehensive and ambitious drug policy
In preparation for UNGASS 2016"



Highlights

Preparations for the 22nd ECAD Mayors Conference hosted by Swieqi Local Council, Malta are in the full swing. Save May 10-12, 2015 for professional networking in Malta!
Conference programme is being set up at the moment and ECAD will continuously update you on the latest details. 

The Grand Hotel Excelsior, a 5-star hotel in Valetta is the Conference Venue. The hotel is situated in the capital of Malta, the city of Valetta which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It can boast with magnificent accomodation, breathtaking views of Marsamxett harbour and Manoel Island and also allows for easy travel to all parts of the Maltese islands.

Programme Highlights (PDF)

 Conference Booking Form (Word)

Hotel Booking Form (Word)


"TOWARDS A HEALTHIER FUTURE IN A DRUG-FREE WORLD"
21st ECAD Mayors`Conference, May 19-21, 2014
Hosted by the City of Stockholm
Download Conference Programme (PDF) here 

ECAD prepares for you a nice document folder with the detailed conference programme, an invitation to the buffet dinner at the Stockholm City Hall, speaker biographies, Stockholm map and latest ECAD publications. All the printed materials will be for your avail by the conference hall, if you need an extra copy.

As a registered ECAD Mayors´ Conference participant this year you contribute to the work of a small non-profit NGO "Maskrosbarn" that offers support for teenagers growing up with parents having addiction problems or mental illnesses. "Maskosbarn" (or Dandelion children in English) arrange camps, hold lecture and activities for youth all over Sweden. Your contribution is a small sum that is traditionally used for purchasing giveaway pins, pencils or any other unnecessary items. You will receive a certificate of appreciation for your support to Maskrosbarn in your document folder.

Read more: 21st ECAD Mayors` Conference

Pic of Program Highs
 
Download Programme Highlights and find all sessions that are concurrent with the World Federation Against Drugs and separate for ECAD ( in PDF)
Welcome to our major event in support of the UN Conventions on Drugs! 

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

(Picture: Stockholms stad)

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.