Forthcoming Event: The New EU Drugs Strategy post-2012

This conference will take place on 10th & 11th December in Brussels. Pre-booking essential.

The seminar will analyse the content and practical impact of the EU’s new multiannual Drugs Strategy, which is scheduled to be adopted in early December. It will provide practitioners with an update on the tools available to combat drug smuggling, the latest developments on the side of both drug smugglers and those fighting them, as well as case studies of best practice and the present situation regarding drug supply and demand.

The current EU legal instruments in anti-drugs policy date back to 2004 and 2005 (Council Decisions 2004/757/JHA and 2005/387/JHA) and have often been criticised as inadequate. The Treaty of Lisbon allows for more decisive action on drug trafficking, which is expected to be reflected in the new strategy.

Key topics:

The EU Drugs Strategy and Action Plan post-2012

Drug trafficking into and out of the EU – latest trends and developments

The role of EU instruments & bodies: EMCDDA, EUROPOL & EUROJUST

Effective measures to reduce demand and supply

Cross-border case studies in the areas of police and judicial cooperation


Who should attend?

Law enforcement officers, ministerial officials, judges, prosecutors and NGOs.



There is a fee of 200 euros for participation. All details can be found here.