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Kian Reme, ECAD Chairman, has been recently interviewed in Norwegian newspaper (Aftenbladet.no).
He expressed his vision of Norwegian drug policy, affected to a great extent by ideological polemics and myths.
A notorious "Norwegian drug policy has failed" is one of such myths. The truth is much more complex. Having a vision of a society free from drugs and having a vision of zero deaths in traffic are safety policies with much in common, states Kian in the article.
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in order to make it easier for you to find the Conference venue (Eiganesveien 64) , Welcome Reception on Sunday (at Ledaal, Eiganesveiein 45), Conference Dinner on Monday (at Olavskleivå 25, Klubben), and Skagenkaien for the Boat Tour on Wednesday we have prepared a map for you down here.
Klick here to view the map: Conference logistics
Your Hotels,Thon Hotel Maritim and Scandic Forum, are on map too. We hope you will find it useful.
ECAD Executive Board Meeting will take place on Sunday at 16.00 at Övre Kleive Gate 15, close to Klubben, is also on the map.
Map for Stavanger Conference logistics (klick here)
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The UN General Assembly convened in New York City last week to reaffirm the global commitment to the international drug conventions.
These conventions, created to prevent and reduce drug use worldwide, remain the cornerstone of global drug policy.
ECAD was present at the meetings among over 300 NGOs that came together at the UN in New York to support the policy of drug prevention with the message:
"Prevent. Don`t Promote".
"Prevent. Don't Promote." is a campaign sponsored by numerous organizations that support the UN international drug conventions and want to see a public health and safety based policy centered on the prevention of drug use and drug problems.
A new discussion paper on the Future of Drug Policy was issued and distributed at the event in collaboration with Drug Policy Futures. It is a concise version of the certain aspects of the report "Future of Drug Policy - Real Solutions Grounded in Global Evidence", published at the end of last year and available at http://drugpolicyfutures.org
The Future of Drug Policy Discussion Paper is available at ECAD Head Office.
"Despite the rhetoric about rifts in the global consensus on drug policy, the reality on the ground is the UN and member states are upholding principles in line with the drug conventions," remarked our Secretary General Erik Leijonmarck.
"Moreover, this same misleading rhetoric obscures the real progress being made to scale up public health interventions in drug policy."
Though NGOs were supportive of the meeting and outcome, there remains room for improvement on international drug policy.
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ECAD Mayors` Conference in Stavanger is going to be one of the most interesting and picturesque ones. We have a lot to offer our guests:
latest research, Prevention Quality Standards, UNGASS in a nutshell, successfull prevention projects and much more.
Download Programme Highlights for details and do not miss the boat tour in the Stavanger fjords on Wednesday!
Download Programme Highlights (PDF)
Conference booking form (Word)
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ECAD is ready to announce our second conference within the framework of the Baltic Spice Alert project, a project on new psychoactive substances in the Baltic Sea region:
Why do most drug-related deaths occur in the Baltic Sea region?
A one-day conference on May 27, in Tallinn, Estonia.
The unprecedented emergence of potentially fatal psychoactive substances, many of which are not under international control has led to their increased abuse, hospital emergencies and sometimes fatalities.
ECAD wishes to consider why particularly this European region has become infamous for the latter. Do we have the worst situation with the notorious psychoactive substances – in the whole EU - or is it the way we are collecting drug-related mortality statistics that plays in here? Or, maybe, something else?
We would like to have a discussion on this in Tallinn.
We organize this conference with a support of Tallinn City Council. You are most welcome to join ECAD at the picturesque Tallinn Mayors´ Residence, Jaan Poska maaja, J. Poska street 8.
Project Conference announcement (PDF)
27th Mayors Conference - Gothenburg and online 2022
The 27th Mayors' Conference and 8th World Forum took place in Gothenburg and online 13-14th June 2022.
The World Forum and Mayor’s Conference is a meeting place for people from all continents who are working to prevent drug abuse, ensure evidence-based and gender-sensitive practices, increase access to treatment, and to promote recovery and reintegration services. This global forum is one of its kind where NGOs, self-help groups, treatment centres, scholars, local, regional, and national authorities, politicians and other decision-makers, and others from around the world will meet to share evidence and best practice experiences. This year’s World Forum will include three main tracks: Prevention, Treatment/Recovery, and Advocacy, which will stretch over 1,5 days followed by the WFAD Congress and ECAD Mayors plenary session.
We are proud to announce that the Forum was inaugurated by UNODC Executive Director Ghada Waly and will be joined by experts from around the world.
Read more on the website: https://2022.wfad.se/ and access the full report here.
26th Mayors Conference - Cork 2019
25th MAYORS´ CONFERENCE
and 6th World Forum Against Drugs
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)
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.
MAYORS` CONFERENCE 2017
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
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)
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (PDF)
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT (PDF)
Conference Booking Form
Picture: @Rokas Tenys
Warm welcome to Kaunas, Lithuania!