18th ECAD Mayors´ Conference, May 12-14, 2011
Venue: Hotel Iberostar Obzor Beach and Izgrev, Golden Sands
Minutes of ECAD Plenary Session, May 12, 2011, (PDF)
Minutes of ECAD Advisory Board meeting in Varna, May 11, 2011 (PDF)
Minutes of ECAD Advisory Board meeting in Riccione, October 14, 2011 (PDF)

Conference materials:

  • Kiril Yordanov, Mayor of Varna – Welcome address 
  • Jim Corr, Councillor, Chairman of ECAD
  • 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
  • Hristo Bozov, Deputy Mayor for Social Affairs, Varna – ”Municipal Drug Policy”
  • Alfgeir Kristjansson, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Teachers College, Columbia University -”Youth in Europe: not a campaign but a quiet revolution”
  • Manuel Pinto Coelho, President, APLD, Association Drug Free Portugal – ” A new paradigmto treat the drug dependent”
  • Ingeborg Rossow, Professor, PhD, National Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research, Norway– ”Drug policy and the public good”
  • 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”
  • 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”


  • Ann-Cathrine Hjerdt, Mayor of Linköping, Sweden
  • Mario Calleja, Mayor of Marsaskala, Malta
  • Andreas Petrou, Mayor of Aglantzia, Cyprus
  • Odd Kristian Reme, Deputy Mayor, Stavanger, Norway


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

ECAD AWARD 2011 was issued to the City of Kristiansand, Norway 


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!

Download Award Motivation (PDF)