Coat_of_arms_TallinnTallinn City Government and ECAD publish Conference Papers on
Methods, Results and Effects for Successful Primary Prevention Programmes for Young People
Tallinn, Estonia, 14-15 September 2009

Have a look at the CONFERENCE MATERIALS here!


Old City of Tallinn

5-6 February 2009, Göteborg, Sweden 

ECAD Annual Mayors Conference coincided with the II World Mayors Conference this year to offer stronger support for the UN Conventions on the verge of the High Level Segment Meeting and the 52 Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs early in March 2009.

Among the conference speakers was:


  • 6-7 November 2008, St.Petersburg, Russia
    Countering narcotics and organised crime in the Baltic Sea region (Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Latvia and Russia).
    Concluding conference organized by Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) and ECAD.
    We will discuss drug situation in the countries concerned, new crime trends and drug related corruption as an obstacle in international and local drug enforcement cooperation.
    For more information (in English, Swedish or Russian) please contact us by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 30-31 October 2008, Stavropol, Russia
    Drug situation on municipal level: under control or defeated? : Russian member cities exhange experiences
    For Russian memers of ECAD
    You will find Conference Programme and other related materials (in Russian only) under "Links/ECAD Russia" in the menu to the left.

  • 2-3 October 2008, Umeå, Sweden
    Norrland: A drug-free region?: ECAD Sweden Annual Conference
    For Swedish memers of ECAD
    You will find Conference Programme and other related materials (in Swedish only) under "Links/ECAD Sweden" in the menu to the left. 
  • 10-11 December, 2007 St. Petersburg, Russia
    Conference for the Law Enforcement agencies around the Baltic Sea,
    in cooperation with the Swedish Governmental Committee Mobilisation Against Drugs 
  • 22-23 November, 2007, Stavropol, Russia
    ECAD Russian Network Conference:
    Family and Drugs abuse 

18-19 October 2007, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Conference held by the Steering Committee of Youth in Europe
    Youth in Europe - a drug prevention programme
    Read the Programme here 
  • 4-5 October 2007, Gothenburg, Sweden
    ECAD Swedish Network Conference:
    Organised crime and reduction of illicit drugs availability
  • 20 September 2007, Milan, Italy
    Strategy, Management and Communication Against Drug Addiction


  • 10 September 2007, Island of Gotland, Sweden
    Time for Children -
    children in a risky zone of drug abuse must be viewed as a national priority

10-11 May 2007
14th ECAD Mayors'Conference
Istanbul, Turkey

Also available from the ECAD office:

  • Documentation of the Regional conference Düsseldorf / Germany
    March 26-27, 2001
  • Conference papers of the Eighth Mayor's Conference Belfast / Northern Ireland June 14-16, 2001
    "Europe's Drug Trade, Consequences and Solutions"



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.


and 6th World Forum Against Drugs

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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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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 Booking Form

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Kaunas Castle
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Warm welcome to Kaunas, Lithuania!

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