The Pompidou Group’s working methods are flexible and based on lived realities. They allow the Group to respond quickly and comprehensively to crosscutting and emerging issues in the fast-evolving and multidisciplinary field of drug policy.

Pompidou Group activities with a crosscutting dimension include the preparation of a handbook for implementing a gender approach in different drug policy areas and the development of a self-assessment tool for states to evaluate the human rights compliance of their drug policies.

In order to respond to emerging issues in the drug policy field, the Pompidou Group has created a support network of professionals for responding to drug-related challenges involving refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons.

Through a new project, the Pompidou Group also aims to respond to the needs of children whose parents use drugs and launched a discussion on new types of addictions facilitated by information and communication technologies.

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