The EU Drugs Strategy 2013-2020: Combating Illicit Trafficking and Substance Misuse

Wednesday 18th September 2013
The Silken Berlaymont Hotel

A joint EU drugs report released by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and Europol describes a market which is increasingly dynamic, innovative and quick to react to challenges and one which requires an equally dynamic, innovative and agile response across Europe

The Commission’s new agenda prioritises better data collection from Member States, innovative approaches to fighting illicit drug trafficking and misuse, addressing the phenomenon of legal highs and developing early detection and intervention schemes. It will work jointly with the EMCDDA, Europol and Eurojust to fight drug trafficking and consumption in Europe in the years to come.

With the launch of the EU Drugs Strategy 2013-2020, hopes are high that a renewed commitment to address the gaps in capacity building across the EU will have a positive impact.

This special International Symposium provides a timely opportunity for practitioners and stakeholders across Europe to discuss the latest challenges and consider the next steps needed to win the fight against illicit drug trafficking and substance misuse through holistic, multi-level and cross-border approaches.

Public Policy Exchange welcomes the participation of all key partners, responsible authorities and stakeholders. The Symposium will support the exchange of ideas and encourage delegates to engage in thought-provoking topical debate.

More information and registration about this event can be found here.

EURAD's Contribution

EURAD's Secretary-General Fay Watson will be one of the speakers at this event.