This page is intended to provide
you with speeches,
presentations and other food for thought
inspired by and from information and relevant documents on a selection of major events,
conferences, seminars, round tables
as well as works,
publications, studies organised or elaborated within the different
Pompidou Group sectors of activities.
Is drug policy a choice between a rat cage and a rat
Reflections by Jan Malinowski,
Executive Secretary of the Pompidou Group, on the occasion
of the international day against drug abuse and illicit
trafficking - 26 June.
“If we are confronted with
different décors for drug-prone stress, neglect and
hopelessness, against a possible backdrop of trauma – should
the response not address the root cause with empathy,
understanding and human warmth (the stereotypical: confront
drugs with hugs) rather than stigmatisation and punishment?”
The topic has been covered in different languages. See
the links below:
to think ahead
Tony Verachtert is a
Transnational Crime Project Officer.
He focuses on smuggling through airports, online
trafficking and precursors which are the basic
ingredients used to manufacture drugs. Mr.
the work of the Pompidou Group in an interview for
European Research Area Network on Illicit Drugs
Read the interview
Study visit to Portugal of Egyptian delegation
Study visit of Algerian delegation to Bordeaux OST Centres