Pompidou Group - Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs

Our activities
Airports
AirportsThe main objective of this Group, which comprises customs and law enforcement officers from 35 countries, is to develop and harmonise tools and systems to improve drug detection in European airports.

Precursors
PrecursorsGiven the acknowledged need for an accelerated information exchange among law enforcement officers and representatives of regulatory boards and competent prosecutors/magistrates, the aim of the Ad hoc Expert Group on the Prevention of Drug Precursors’ Diversion is to explore conditions for more rapid and direct contact among the agencies and services concerned in member States.

Research
ResearchThe Pompidou Group’s aim to link Policy, Practice and Science is at the core of exchanges and activities carried out in the field of research.
After developing a number of data collection and monitoring methodologies, the research field has evolved towards the analysis of the impact of research on drug policies and on the development of evidence-based policy.

MedNET
MedNETThe Mediterranean network MedNET aims to foster cooperation, exchange and two-way knowledge transfer on drugs and addictions between the Mediterranean Basin and European donors member States of the Pompidou Group (North-South and South-North) as well as within countries of Mediterranean Basin (South-South).
The network is a mechanism for exchanging information between professionals working on the ground. It is geared to promoting interaction between the political, practical and scientific aspects.

EXASS Net
EXASS NetEXASS Net is a European network of partnerships between stakeholders at frontline level responding to drug problems providing experience and assistance for inter-sectoral cooperation.

Prevention
PreventionDrug prevention remains an important area in the work of the Pompidou Group. Life-skills training, building resilience and credible drug policies are at the core of the programmes that actually show prevention effects. Mobilising new potential by involving young people and parents should bring about more targeted and effective prevention. The European Drug Prevention Prize, a key event of the Pompidou Group, is awarded every two years to promote and encourage the development of drug prevention work that involves young people.

Prevention of drug use at the workplace
Prevention of drug use at the workplaceDrug prevention remains an important area in the work of the Pompidou Group. Life-skills training, building resilience and credible drug policies are at the core of the programmes that actually show prevention effects. Mobilising new potential by involving young people and parents should bring about more targeted and effective prevention. The European Drug Prevention Prize, a key event of the Pompidou Group, is awarded every two years to promote and encourage the development of drug prevention work that involves young people.

Treatment
TreatmentTreatment, rehabilitation and social aspects of drug use form a very significant part of the Pompidou Group’s work.
The emphasis in this field lies especially in improving the treatment and care of specific groups, adapting treatment to new trends, substances and patterns of consumption, assessing the results of different modalities of treatment and evaluating risk reduction interventions and measures to reduce harm to society.

Prisons
PrisonsThe main objective of the drugs in prisons programme is improving health in penitentiaries with respect for human rights. Prison is a very risky environment both for the prisoners and the staff.
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Agenda
September

8-12: Athens
Qualifying Seminar 2014 Executive Training
 
11-12: Kiev
International Conference: Reducing the demand for drugs - improving human life in Kiev

15: Budapest
Drug Treatment in Prisons. Study Review Meeting

22: Rome
Meeting of the experts group on abuse of prescription drug by women

24-26: Strasbourg
Annual meeting of the Precursors diversion network. Palais de l’Europe – Room 7

29-30: Istanbul
South East Europe Regional workshop

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