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.



MAYORS` CONFERENCE 2017



On June 12-13, 2017 the City of Kaunas will host the 24th ECAD Annual Mayors’ ConferenceSafe Cities Without Drugs. Preventing, Protecting, Policing”.

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It is our pleasure to invite you to this important conference and to share successful examples of prevention, discuss common problems and find common solutions. Safe cities without drugs are the cities preventing effectively, policing crime, protecting thecitizens and their health.

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT (PDF)


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Warm welcome to Kaunas, Lithuania!



Read more: 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)

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)


One more presentation from ECAD Annual Conference in Moscow:Read more: More Materials from ECAD Moscow Conference

Gilberto Gerra, MD, Chief of the UNODC Drug prevention and Health Branch, Austria

Youth stands for freedom from chemical slavery (PDF)


Björg Månum Andersson, Director General for Primary Health and Social Affairs, City of Oslo, Norway

A brief historical account of ECAD and Norwegian network of ECAD cities (PDF)


Have a look at the photo-gallery from ECAD Moscow Conference here

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ECAD XXth MAYORS` CONFERENCE
"TOGETHER WE STAND STRONGER: INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN TACKLING DRUG ABUSE"


Moscow, May 13-15, 2013
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An impressive amont of over 800 participants gathered under the roof of Moscow Government House, Novy Arbat Street 36/9 to celebrate ECAD XXth Mayors` conference in Russia on 13-15 of May.

Moscow vice Mayor, Mr. Pechatnikov and Minister for Healthcare of Moscow City Government, Mr. Golukhov, opened ECAD conference.

Representatives from the UNODC, United States White House, Russian Federal Drug Control Service and UNAIDS stood for a broad mixture of western and eastern knowledge and a variety of ways in presenting their message to the public. Overall multifaceted, qualitative and exciting, this conference appears to be the biggest ever in ECAD history so far.

ECAD is thankful to our partners in Russia, All-Russian-Narcological League, for preparing this top - quality conference with a minimum amount of resources. We look forward to cooperation with the City of Moscow in ECAD Advisory Board.

"The ways of structuring and organizing conference programme in Russia and in the Western world are very different, although it does not mean that either of the ways is better than the other, it is just different from what both parties are used to," remarked ECAD director afterwards.

Thanks to lots of efforts of ECAD Russian NGO partner, Russian Narcological League, a number of Russian regions, representing almost all Russian Federal Subjects took part at the conference, bringing exhibitions in English with them, relating of temperance movements and anti-drug activities. Lots of networking among ECAD members, fine presentations and a visit to Moscow Narcological Centre of applied practice and research on drug treatment were extremely rich in information that we are going to share with you here, on ECAD website.

Björg Månum Andersson, Director General for Primary Health and Social Affairs, City of Oslo, Norway 
A brief historical account of ECAD and Norwegian network of ECAD cities (PDF)

Bertha K. Madras, MD, PhD, Prof. of Psychobiology, Chair, Division of Neurochemistry, Harvard Medical School, USA 
Addiction as a brain disease: Implications for drug policy (PDF)

Christina Gynnå OguzDirector, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden
An Exposé of the International Drug Policy Debate (PDF)

Kevin A. SabetAssist. Prof. Of Psychiatry, Director, Drug Policy Institute, Univ. of Florida, USA
Marijuana Legalization—where do we go from here? A review of evidence (PDF)

Kerstin KällMD, PhD, Specialist in Psychiatry, Chief Medical Officer at the Dependency clinic, University of Linköping, Sweden
Medical marijuana—a way to legalize cannabis? (PDF)

Saulius Chaplinskas,MD, PhD, Director, Centre for Communicable Diseases and AIDS
Controversies and challenges tackling illegal-drug-related communicable diseases (PDF)

 


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Download Mayors` Conference Programme Highlights here (PDF)

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ECAD are happy to announce the next Mayors` Conference:

Together we stand stronger. International experience in tackling drug abuse,

hosted by the city of Moscow, Russia, May 13-15, 2013.
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Conference Venue: Moscow Government House, 36/9 Novy Arbat Street

Conference language is English (simultaneous translation to/from Russian will be provided).

Read Invitation to the Conference
from Mayor Sergey Sobyanin (below) and pay attention to visa and conference registration details.

We and our Russian partners will support you all the way to make your conference attendence as smooth and pleasant as possible. We will be shortly publishing Conference Booking Form and a selection of hotels for you.

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT (PDF)
Download your 
Moscow Conference Programme (PDF) here