Pompidou Group - Combating drug abuse and drug trafficking

A communication tool to promote the reference framework in non-technical language in the form of a PowerPoint document has been developped. The contact persons to whom it will be presented will be selected from among the representatives of employers, employees, trade union organisations and public authorities, to help to identify the factors that will assist or impede its implementation. It is also possible to consult this PowerPoint on a restricted collaborative work space on the Pompidou Group website, to enable those to whom it is addressed to post comments and the group of experts to take full advantage of new communication media. The reference framework does not yet have all the cultural and institutional parameters to be able to be adapted to each country. It presents the guidelines for preventing drug use in the workplace. The essence of this framework is demonstrating good practices in Europe and beyond.
Building on the achievements of the period 2012-2013 and including the final Declaration of the 15 May 2012 adopted at the High-level Conference on “Alcohol, drugs and prevention in the workplace: what are the issues and challenges for the governments, the companies and the staff?”, the objectives of the second phase of the activity are the following:

• Examine the difficulties and the leverages of the implementation of the reference framework in the Member States of the Pompidou Group, where the framework is being implemented or taken over, through the comments posted on the collaborative restricted website;

• Identify the various tripartite actors (trade unions, employers and States) of the Member States of the Pompidou Group and national events in which the reference framework could be presented;

• Consider a joint publication with the European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions in Dublin, following the responses to the questionnaire sent by the Pompidou Group;

• Discuss the role and the involvement of WHO and ILO in the dissemination of the reference framework

A first meeting to prepare the key ideas and guidelines of an international conference will be held in Paris on the 23rd October 2013. The objective of the meeting is to reflect on recommendations to make to the Permanent Correspondents following the conference of May 2012. The International Conference is planned to be held on 15th and 16th October 2014 in Strasbourg.

A second meeting with a group of experts will be held on the 22nd January 2014, during which the feasibility to dedicate a “label” for workplaces showing good practices in the field of drug prevention will be studied, and discussed at the International Conference of October 2014.

The Pompidou Group suggests to edit a publication with the answers studied in phase 1, together with the ones obtained since (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Serbia, Switzerland and Russia), before a possible publication with Eurofound. This publication will include the Final Declaration of May 2012, an updated bilingual summary of contributions and in the annex the contributions of the 15 countries. This publication will be ready for the Permanent Correspondents' meeting on 24-25 November 2013.
Ad Hoc Expert Group on the prevention of drug use in the work place

suite Terms of Reference
suite Synthesis based on the written national contributions
suite Compilation of National Contributions (in original language only)
suite Ethical considerations in connection with drug testing in the workplace
suite Inventory of European national legislations
suite Drug testing by insurance companies: national legislation, regulations and practices in Europe
suite 1st Meeting report
suite 2nd Meeting report
suite 3rd Meeting report

4th Meeting
suite Draft agenda

High level Conference "Alcohol, drugs and prevention in the workplace: What are the issues and challenges for the Government, the company and the staff ?"
suite Programme of the conference on alcohol and drugs at the workplace
suite Reference framework
suite Final Declaration

suite Mission interministérielle de la lutte contre la drogue et la toxicomanie
suite International Labour Office
suite World Heath Organisation Europe
suite Sweden
suite Italy
suite Luxembourg
suite Belgium
suite Slovenia
suite European Agency on Safety and Health
suite Norway

International Labour Organisation - documents
suite Management of alcohol- and drug-related issues in the workplace
suite Alcohol and drug problems at work - the shift to prevention

Documents submitted by Portugal
suite "Health and safety at work and prevention of the use of psychoactive substances: Guidelines for the Action in the Workplace"
This document follows the principles and recommendations of the Expert Committee on Ethical Issues and Professional Standards of the Pompidou Group and the guidelines of the Portuguese Data Protection Authority which was drafted by IDT in collaboration with others partners (General Directorate for Health, Trade Unions, employers' associations, the Portuguese Society for Work Medicine and the Portuguese Data Protection Authority).
suite "Prevention of Psychotropic Substance use inthe work environment - Temporary workers placement - (staffing work)" (Associaçao Portuguesa das Empresas do sector privado de emprego)
suite "Regulamento atribuiçao do selo "Empresa livre de Drogas"(in Portuguese only)

French inter-ministerial office in the fight against drugs and addiction (MILDT) and Directorate General of Labour - documents
suite Benchmarks for a policy of risk prevention related to the consumption of drugs in the workplace - practical guide (in French only)
suite Press briefing

National Labour Council of Belgium
suite A prevention policy in respect of alcohol and drugs in the workplace (in rench only)

Final Declaration translated into the Polish language
suite Final declaration
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