Next week ECAD organizes annual study visit to San Patrignano Recovery Community to experience and learn from the WeFree days, October 10-11

Read more: Major events in October and November 2017Picture: @ courtesy of San Patrignano Community

"WeFree Days" concept is a set of drug use prevention initiatives, focused on the "peer to peer" education. It also involves the members of the SanPatrignano community, who conceived and implemented the event and will represent the annual opening of the activity.
October 10th and 11th are the two days dedicated to the examination of issues in relation to drug addiction and common problems among the youth. The goal is to stimulate a constructive dialogue that proposes an alternative to dealing superficially with the contemporary drug issues.

A group of representatives for Swedish, Bulgarian and Maltese cities, as well as other international NGOs will join the ECAD group this year.



November 15-16 is the final Triple R project conference in Zagreb, Croatia.Logos for Triple R

The Triple R project is a 2-year long European project based on the exchange of the best practices in the field of recovery between EU member states that took place in Belgium, Italy, Spain and Sweden.

The second phase of the project Triple took place in Croatia, implementing a research study on current needs of treatment services, therapeutic communities, social reinsertion programs, alternative sentencing interventions and piloting the Triple R guidelines with the involvement of Croatian partners.
You will find the Triple R project publications in our website top meny.

The Preliminary Program of the conference features international and Croatian high level speakers presenting the projects findings and exploring further the future cooperation in the field of drug treatment and recovery-oriented practices.

Conference is free of charge. Kindly fill in the Registration form and email it back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please let us know if you intend to participate, and warm welcome!









This week ECAD network and around 20 Swedish NGOs hold a national Fair "Sweden Against Drugs" - Sverige mot Narkotika, on September 20-21. The Fair has become an annual event recently due to political and public interest in drug prevention and treatment.
HMDrottning Silvia HM Queen Silvia Foto Rosie Alm Kungahuset.se copy
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Her Majesty Queen Silvia will launch the conference Sverige mot Narkotika on Wednesday, September 20, hosted by the City of Eskilstuna this time. 
 
Major political figures, heads for Swedish customs and police, Icelandic Ambassador in Sweden, County Governor of Sörmland and international guests will be among the 300 participants.

H.M. Queen Silvia
Foto: Rosie Alm, Kungahuset.se

The conference programme has a variety of subjects - international trends in drug policy, American opioid epidemics and cannabis industry, recovery movement, drugs and crime prevention, effective institutional cooperation for quick and efficient treatment of substance addiction.

 Prominent American Professor Bertha K. Madras, Harvard Medical School, will be lecturing on the American opioid epidemics and will meet a number of the key political figures in the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm today, the day before the Conference kicks off.


Download the Conference Programme in Swedish (PDF)

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Read more: Annual study visit to San Patrignano: October 10-11
Last year`s group visit to SanPatrignano.

On October 10-11, ECAD organizes a study visit to SanPatrignano Recovery Community in Italy, close to Rimini.

WeFree Days Preliminary Programme (PDF)

As a custom established, this study visit coincides with the WeFree days 2017 and the political Forum focusing on recovery from drug addicition and the difficulty of asking for help, also on addressing the needs of the young and adolescent trials between diversity and standartisation.

Political focus on the topic of drug abuse drives a lot of public attention to the problem of drugs and adolescent experimentation. This involves Italian political bodies and international organizations, media, artists, parents and schools in order to raise awareness on drug abuse and the harms to the environment caused by drugs´ production as well as the harms to society, one´s own health and many other aspects. Many solutions to the prblem of drug abuse are suggested by the young people themselves.

Join ECAD team to see how recovery oriented treatment works in practice. ECAD will also organize a particular topic-oriented seminar in SanPatrignano, it will be announced later in the summer.

Register yourself to participate in this study visit by filling out the Booking Form and sending it back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





ECAD 24th Mayors` Conference materials



Laimonas Vasiliauskas, Senior Specialist, Serious and Organized Crime Department, EUROPOL

European Illicit Drug Market (PDF)


Torsten StodiekDeputy 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)



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)


 
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)




Jon Sigfusson, Director for Icelandic Centre of Social Research and Analysis, Reykjavik University, ICSRA

Youth in Europe and Planet Youth (PDF)


Walter Kegö, Senior Fellow Institute for Security and Development Policy, ISDP, Sweden. 

Environmental Consequences of Illicit Drug Production 


 Antonio Boscini, Health Director, San Patrignano Community, Rimini, Italy

Recovery and social reinsertion: San Patrignano Community model extended (PDF)



Read more: Conference materials and pictures from Kaunas
Read more: Conference materials and pictures from Kaunas

ECAD expresses warmest gratitude to the City of Kaunas, Kaunas Mayor Hon. Visvaldas Matijošaitis, Deputy Mayor Rasa Šnapštienė and Mayor’s advisor Irena Segalovičienė, Kaunas City Adeministration, and especially to Chief Specialist Lina Lauciute.






Kaunas logotypeRead more: Kaunas Conference Programme
                                                  Picture: @ Evaldas Virketis

ECAD holds 24th Mayors`Conference in Kaunas on June 12-13, at Vytautas Magnus University, 28, S.Daukanto street.

Together with Kaunas Municipality, we have prepared an ambitious programme for our guests:


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (PDF)


Read more: Kaunas Conference Programme  (PDF)

Also, on the occasion of the Conference, Prevention Days will be held in Kaunas on June 9-13th.

Organizers: Kaunas City Municipality, Kaunas City community policing officers and Kaunas City Municipality Public Health Bureau.

“Mobile Info Desk” will be presented with a program against smoking, alcohol and use of drugs  through the foreign educational measures (the simulated mouth of cancer patient; the glass of resins; eyeglasses of being visibly drunk or intoxicated by drugs; 3D suitcase of consequences of drug abuse; measuring of carbon monoxide (for smokers)); blowing bubbles instead of smoking; dissemination of information about harmful addictions; tasks and games for youth; parent and specialists will learn about the card of intoxication of drugs and its possibilities.


June 9th Friday

08.00 – 13.00 at Kaunas City Municipality Hall.

June 12th, Monday.

08.00-13.00 at Students‘ Square (near Vytautas Magnus University, Daukanto street).

June 13th, Tuesday

08.00 -12.00  at Students‘ Square (near Vytautas Magnus University, Daukanto street).



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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



 
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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



Key-note speakers:


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)



a wall of participants



CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (PDF)
    

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT (PDF)

 Conference Booking Form

@ Rokas Tenys, the Kaunas Castle

Kaunas Castle
Picture: @Rokas Tenys



Warm welcome to Kaunas, Lithuania!



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