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ECAD in cooperation with 22 swedish organisations has formulated a joint proposition for a new alcohol and drug strategy for Sweden. What the future will hold and what the joint proposition will be was dicsussed at a webinar which can be seen here below.
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ECAD organizes a digital seminar in its member city Borås on March 23 2021.
The Conference will be held in Swedish be open to prevention workers, politicians, and treatment personel all across Sweden.
Down below you will find the program and information about the conference in swedish.
ECAD-Sverige står bakom konferensen som riktar sig till dig som är engagerad i narkotikafrågan. Kommunanställda inom drog- och brottsförebyggande arbete, vård och behandling, anställda inom rättsväsendet, representanter från frivilligrörelserna och den breda allmänheten är välkomna att delta. Konferensen är kostnadsfri, men anmälan krävs.
Programmet utgår från konferensens fyra huvudinriktningar:
1) Hälsofrämjande och förebyggande
2) rättsvårdande och polisiära insatser
3) vård och behandling
4) folkrörelser och folkligt motstånd.
Hela programmet finns som ett dokument som du kan skriva ut.
Vi förbehåller oss rätten till ändringar av programinnehåll samt reserverar oss för eventuella tryckfel.
Här samlar vi all praktisk information som du behöver veta inför Sverige mot narkotika.
Tisdag 23 mars 2021
Konferensen genomförs digitalt via zoom.
Anmälan och kostnad
För att anmäla dig till årets konferens klicka här!
Konferensen är kostnadsfri, men anmälan krävs.
Sista anmälningsdatum: måndag 22 mars klockan 16.00
Länk till konferensen
Länk till konferensen mejlas ut senast måndag 22 mars 2021.
Sverige mot narkotika är ett samarrangemang mellan ECAD-Sverige, Borås Stad, Länsnykterhetsförbundet Västra Götaland, S.L.A.N., Narkotikapolitiskt Center, RNS, SNPF, KSAN, AMD, WFAD, IOGT-NTO, KRIS och Unga KRIS.
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ECAD is a long standing member of the European Commission expert and advisory group Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSFD). The CSFD is a 45 member large advisory body on drugs to the European Commission consisting of members with various viewpoints and experiences with which to combat drugs and addiction.
Within the CSFD - ECAD, in line with our misson, always seeks to bring attention to all aspects of the drugs issue. Rangning from emphasizing prevention of initation of drug use to the full recovery from addiction including aftercare and meaningful re-integration into society of former offenders ECAD strives to promote an ambitious drug policy. Settling for less harmful sustention of drugs use is, in our opinion, not good enough.
During the fall of 2020 a number of papers and processes have been undertaken by the forum in which we have contributed to feeding into the processes of formulating a new EU drugs strategy 2021-2025, recommendations to classification of cannabis under the International Drug Classification system, and a position paper on vulnerable groups and drug demand reduction in the light of COVID.
ECAD has contributed and fed into the process but we are not always in agreement with the general conclusions or point of departure taken by the forum.
During a digital seminar on October 22th drug policy in Europe was discussed by ECAD and several other European organisation such as IOGT-NTO, KSAN, WFAD and ACTIS
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- In the Swedish county of Halland the counties of Varberg, Halmstad and Kungsbacka were visted pre-covid in a lecture series during the spring. The lectures were filmed and used for prevention purposes by the county administration.
- In Örnsköldsvik online lectures were given in May directed at parents on what they can do to prevent drug use among their adolescence.
- In June, ECAD in cooperation with NBV (sobriety movement in Sweden), produced a set of three brief movies on parenting that can be used by parents, social workers and educational facilities to facilitate prevention of drugs use in adolescence.
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ECAD presented lessons learned from its 26 year long existance as a network of cities cooperating on drug demand reduction.
What follows is a brief summary of the presentation:
Drug use and drug addiction are multifactorial and complex phenomenon that touches upon biological as well as psychosocial aspects of human life.
The high level of complexity should not discourage us from acting to prevent large scale onset of drug use, especially during the formative period of adolescence when the brain matures, and teenagers produce habits and life patterns for their adult life.
Contrary to common perception, many prevention experts argue that attitudes follow behavior, not the other way around. Trying to make young, thrill seeking adolescents listen to a message of non-drug use will therefore likely be tricky.
Despite the challenges there are many things societies can do to foster an infrastructure of prevention that aims to change the behaviors of cohorts of young people and subsequently also their attitudes.
European Cities Action Network of Drug Free Societies shares lessons learned, best practices and concrete examples in working to minimize the drug problem derived from its 26 year long existence engaging with local communities and cities across Europe.
To achieve population wide, large-scale reductions in drug demand one needs to foster a network around adolescences in which local and national actors each play their role.
Countries should tap into existing literature and resources on successful drug prevention rather than “just do something”. UNODC international standards on drug use prevention are an excellent start. As is the evidence primary prevention model which originated in Iceland.
Parenting skills, community policing, and recovery-oriented treatment systems should form building blocks of primary prevention strategies to bring down demand for drugs.
The presentation can be found here:
and 6th World Forum Against Drugs
Kevin Sabet, PhD, Director, Drug Policy Institute, University of Florida, President, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), USA
Speech at the WFAD /ECAD 25th Mayors Conference, Gothenburg, May 15, 2018 (Video 5min.)
Supply reduction in Peril? A lot of the worlds`s drug supply emanates from a war-torn Columbia.
Dr. Michael Jonsson, FOI, Swedish Defence Research Agency
Text to the slides (PDF)
In Columbia, a peace deal has been struck, which gives hope for a closure of insurgency and violence. (PDF)
Thomas Pietschmann, Dr, Drug Research Section, Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs
The International drug control system, global/regional and national drug patterns and trends, and supply reduction efforts at the international level (PDF)
Photo: Götaplatsen @ Klas Eriksson
Annual Mayors` Conference and the 6th World Forum Against Drugs will take off on May 14-15 in Gothenburg this year.
This joint event will address a growing interest to the effective prevention practices, full recovery and alternatives to incarceration and to life-long dependency on drug treatment.
The conference will create a room for elaborating a practical guide to how a recovery city will look like, this will be grounded on the recent evidence-based research. Sheffield Hallam University (UK), Ghent University (Belgium) and the City of Gothenburg have already started working on this guide in practice.
In order to find out more and to register please visit a joint webpage here.
MAYORS` CONFERENCE 2017
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
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)
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (PDF)
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT (PDF)
Conference Booking Form
Picture: @Rokas Tenys
Warm welcome to Kaunas, Lithuania!