ECAD is Europe's leading organization promoting a drug free Europe and representing millions of European citizens. Drug dealing and drug abuse cause enormous problems in Europe. Nations and their citizens are affected by the consequences of drug abuse. ECAD member cities work to develop initiatives and efforts against drug abuse supporting the United Nations Conventions which oppose legalization and promote policies to eradicate drug abuse worldwide. Has your city joined ECAD?

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Conference's participants, Stockholm 2002
Conference's participants, Stockholm 2002

ECAD XXI Mayors`Conference Materials


21th ECAD Mayors' Conference in Stockholm: May 19-20, 2014

Venue
: Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2

TOWARDS A HEALTHIER FUTURE IN A DRUG-FREE WORLD
HOSTED BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF STOCKHOLM

Joined Conference with World Federation Against Drugs, the conference in Stockholm had some 400 participants, of these ECAD participants from 35 cities in 16 countries.


Conference Programme (PDF)

Conference Speakers (PDF)


Speeches and Presentations:
(continuously updated, please return each day during May 2014)
Read more: Conference Papers INTRO
Maria Larsson, Minister for Children and Elderly, Sweden
Speech at the Opening Session (PDF)


Sven-Olov Carlsson, International President,
WFAD
Speech at the Opening Session (PDF)


Kian Reme, Chairman, ECAD
Speech at the Opening Session (PDF)


Kevin Sabet, PhD, Director, Drug Policy Institute,University of Florida
"The Marijuana Landscape" (PDF)


Antonio Maria Costa, former Secretary General of UNODC
Inter-national and Inter-temporal Effect of Drug Policies (PDF)


Neil McKeganey, Professor, PhD, Director, Centre for Drug Misuse Research, Glasgow, Scotland
Drug Policy at the crossroads (PDF)


Raymond Yans, President of INCB until May 19, 2014
The Conventions and Legalization of the non-medical use of drugs (PDF)


Bertha K Madras, PhD (the Honorable) Professor of Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Marijuana and Opioids. Risks for the Unborn, the Born (PDF)


Madeline Meier, PhD, Arizona State University, Duke
University

Persistant Cannabis Users Show Neuropsychological Decline from Childhood to Midlife (PDF)



Martien Kooyman, MD, PhD, psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Netherlands
The Cannabis issue in the Netherlands (PDF)



Mike Sabin, MP of New Zealand
"New Psychoactive Substances available on the market. What can legislation do to keep up?" (PDF)


Nora Volkow, MD, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA
Effects of Marijuana on Brain, Body and Behaviour (PDF)





ECAD XXth MAYORS` CONFERENCE

TOGETHER WE STAND STRONGER –INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN TACKLING DRUG ABUSE

C O N F E R E N C E M A T E R I A L S

Moscow, May 13-15, 2013

Read more: ECAD 20th Mayors Conference Materials




19th ECAD Mayors' Conference in Killarney: May 9-12, 2012Read more: 19th ECAD Mayors´ Conference

Venue: Malton Hotel

COOPERATION IN PRACTICE - A BROADER PERSPECTIVE

CO-HOSTED BY THE MUNICIPALITIES OF KILLARNEY, IRELAND and STAFFANSTORP, SWEDEN, TWIN - CITIES THROUGH ECAD

The conference in Killarney had some140 participants from 58 cities in 18 countries.

Conference Programme (PDF)

Conference Speakers (PDF)


Speeches and Presentations:

Jim Corr, Cllr, Chairman ECAD
Our Committment is to people (PDF)

Allen Frances, Chair, DSM-IV Task Force, Professor Emeritus and Former Chair, Duke University, USA, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences
Diagnostic Inflation: Its Extent, Causes, Consequences and Possible Cures (PDF)

Monica Luppi, International Relations Officer, San Patrignano, Italy
San Patrignano: Sustainable recovery through long-term holistic treatment (PDF)

Valerie Curran, Professor, MA, PhD, DClinPsychol, FBS; University College, London
Do different strains of cannabis have different effects on mental health? (PDF)

Alan Dron, Inspector, Interventions, Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency,
Shared Responsibility - A Scottish Perspective (PDF)

Neil McKeganey, Professor, BA, MSc, PhD, Director, Centre of Drug Misuse Research, Glasgow, Scotland
From Harm Reduction to Drug User Recovery (Paper presented - PDF)
From harm reduction to drug user recovery: Challenge and Opportunity (Power Point Presentation - PDF)

Tom Ward, Chief Clerk, Dublin Circuit and District Courts, Ireland
A different approach to dealing with substance abuse in the criminal justice system (PDF)

Seamus Whitty, Kerry Life Education, Head of Training and Development, Kerry, Ireland
Kerry Life Education (PDF)



Workshops:

Eugeny A. Bryun, Professor, Moscow Research and Practice Centre for Narcology, Ministry of Public Health and Social Development
Psychoactive substances and demand reduction: Strategy and methods (Moscow experience) (PDF)

Fabio Bernabei, Investigative journalist, Associazione Osservatorio Droga
Medical marijuana. Social Construction of a Myth. Theories, Findings, Future (PDF)





18th ECAD Mayors´ Conference in Varna, Bulgaria: May 12-14, 2011

Venue: Hotel Iberostar Obzor Beach and Izgrev, Golden Sands
HOSTED BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF VARNA, BULGARIA


EUROPE AGAINST DRUGS - UNITED IN DIVERSITY
Conference materials:

SPEECHESRead more: 18th ECAD Mayors´ Conference

  • Kiril Yordanov, Mayor of Varna – Welcome address
  • Jim Corr, Councillor, Chairman of ECAD
    Download (PDF)
  • Yuri P. Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime,UNODC, Director-General UNOV (UN Office in Vienna) – Video message
  • Roland Simon, Head of Unit for Interventions, best practices and scientific partners, EuropeanMonitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction/EMCDDA
    Download (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Hristo Bozov, Deputy Mayor for Social Affairs, Varna – ”Municipal Drug Policy”
    Download (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Alfgeir Kristjansson, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Teachers College, Columbia University -”Youth in Europe: not a campaign but a quiet revolution”
    Download (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Manuel Pinto Coelho, President, APLD, Association Drug Free Portugal – ” A new paradigmto treat the drug dependent”
    Download (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Ingeborg Rossow, Professor, PhD, National Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research, Norway– ”Drug policy and the public good”
    Download (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Ingvar Nilsson, Economist and Researcher, Institute for Socio-Ecological Economies, Sweden– ”Drug rehabilitation: a public cost or a a social investment with high profitability – theSwedish exprerinece”
    Download (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Atanas Peev, Inspector, Drugs Department, Chief Directorate Combat with Organized Crime,Ministry of Interior, Bulgaria – ”The Balkan route of drug trafficking”
  • Svetlana Koeva, Director, Varna Drug Prevention Directorate, Bulgaria – ”Examples of goodpractices at municipal level programmes”
    Download (Powerpoint presentation)

MAYORS’ FORUM

  • Ann-Cathrine Hjerdt, Mayor of Linköping, Sweden
    Download (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Mario Calleja, Mayor of Marsaskala, Malta
  • Andreas Petrou, Mayor of Aglantzia, Cyprus
    Download (PDF)
  • Odd Kristian Reme, Deputy Mayor, Stavanger, Norway
    Download (Powerpoint Presentation)

WORKSHOPS

  • Eric Carlin, Birkbeck College, London, International Mentor Foundation and Wired-In, UK –”Building resilience: Prevention and Recovery”
    Download (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Fabio Bernabei, Journalist, Rome, Italy – ”Italian drug policy: who is really in charge?”
    Download (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Father Mikhail Manev, Varna Orthodox Centre for Spiritual Care of drug addicts, Bulgaria
  • Conclusions: Jim Corr, Chairman, ECAD
    Download (PDF)



ECAD AWARD 2011

was issued to the City of Kristiansand, Norway
Read more: 18th ECAD Mayors´ Conference
Download Award Motivation (PDF)

ECAD has instituted a yearly award for member cities, persons or organizations that have made remarkable achievements or have exercised successful activities in the work against illicit drugs.
By the institution of this award, ECAD strives to encourage member cities, persons and organizations with engagement and commitment and to stimulate increased activities in our member cities.

Every member city, as well as policy makers, civil servants, experts and voluntary actors in ECAD member cities are welcome to nominate candidates for the Award.


Congratulations, Kristiansand!


17th ECAD Mayors' Conference in Malta: September 23-25, 2010
The conference was moved from April 22-24 to September 23-25 due to the traffic chaos caused by the volcanic eruption in Iceland.

Venue: Island of Gozo, Hotel Kempinski San Lawrenz


EMPOWERING OUR CITIZENS TO LIVE HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES
HOSTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF MALTA and PEMBROKE LOCAL COUNCIL


- The issue of maintaining restrictive and humane drug policies, both nationally and internationally, must remain on top of the political agenda, especially in times when our societies face tough financial challenges. Our task – creating a future without drugs for the citizens of our cities – is one of the crucial ones for democracy and well-being of our societies, says Jörgen Svidén, ECAD Director.


Read Press Release

Read
First Announcement

Read Programme (PDF, easy to print out)

Read Programme in Russian (PDF)

Read Press Release ECAD AWARD 2010



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