- Category: News
- Published: 07 December 2015
The project, Baltic Spice Alert, was born out of acute concerns raised by many professionals in Riga, Tallinn and Stockholm about the recent experimentation trend with synthetic cannabinoids (Spice mixes) among younger teenagers. The trend had had lethal outcomes in many cases among 14-15 year olds in the Baltic Sea region and beyond.
Also, the latest EMCDDA report (2015) reveals highest substance mortality rates in the region in Estonia, Sweden and Latvia (compared to other EU countries), which had in many cases to do with the unknown synthetic mixes. This trend clearly undermines security and social welfare of each city in the region.
ECAD is now forming a "core group" for the project, consisting of social workers, police and rehabilitation specialists, school coordinators, political actors, NGO representatives and students in the countries concerned.
We aim at improving institutional collaboration between the countries and the professionals concerned in order to reduce the use of Spices and to improve the health and social aspects of life in the cities. This can spin out to thematic cooperation between our partners and/or become a bigger project in the long run.
The first conference/seminar will take place at the end of January 2016 in Riga.
Welcome to join!