This topic was at the heart of intensive discussions and inspiring talks by speakers from Georgia, Poland, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Germany, Netherlands and Spain at the international conference organised by the Pompidou Group and the Ministry of Justice of Georgia in Tbilisi, on 18-19 February 2020.
The discussions were concluded in the “Tbilisi Declaration” containing 15 practical recommendations that were adopted with loud applause by the participants. The Tbilisi Declaration will be used as a roadmap to improve the health conditions and well-being of drug dependent people who are in trouble with the law. The conference, opened by the Deputy Minister of Justice of Georgia, the Pompidou Group’s Executive Secretary and the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, welcomed representatives of all relevant Georgian Ministries, the Special Penitentiary Service, Probation Service, practitioners involved in rehabilitation programmes, well-known international experts and civil society organisations.
- Tbilisi Declaration
- Photo album
- Presentations by international experts
- Andrés Bascones Perez-Fragero: Drug treatment in Spanish prisons
- Vlad Busmachiu: Care treatment and harm reduction in Moldovan prisons
- Ewa Osiatynska: Preparing for release - Resocialisation programmes in Poland
- Heino Stoever: Harm reduction and OST during and after prison time
- Robert Teltzrow: NPS and patterns of use in detention settings