South-East Europe Airports Group holds its annual meeting in Budapest

28-29 May 2019 Budapest

Police and customs representatives from 12 countries of the South-East Europe region strengthened close technical co-operation at their 5th annual meeting, hosted by the Hungarian authorities in Budapest, on 28-29 May 2019. The delegation was welcomed by Colonel Kristóf Péter Bakai, Director...

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Portugal hosts first meeting of Permanent Correspondents since start of its Presidency

28-29 May 2019 Lisbon

The 84th plenary meeting of the Pompidou Group’s Permanent Correspondents took place in Lisbon, on 28-29 May 2019, opened by Mrs Raquel Duarte, Secretary of State of Health of Portugal. Permanent Correspondents from the Pompidou Group member states, meeting twice a year, discussed the state of...

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Pompidou Group increases visibility while insisting on the need to place human rights at the heart of drug policies

The Pompidou Group, represented by its Executive Secretary Denis Huber, participated in the side-event "Drug policy and the sustainable development agenda: challenges and opportunities in the European region", organized by the Global Commission on drug policies, in the framework of the United...

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2019 Pompidou Group Executive Training on ‘Incorporating gender dimensions in drug policy practice and service delivery’

2-5 April 2019 Amsterdam

30 participants from 20 countries from different continents successfully completed the Module I Seminar of the 2019 Pompidou Group Executive Training on ‘Incorporating gender dimensions in drug policy practice and service delivery’, organised on 2-5 April 2019 in Amsterdam. The unique format of...

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2019 regional report on substance use in focus of the 10th meeting of the Mediterranean committee for school surveys

10-11 April 2019 Paris

The MedSPAD Committee, currently made up of representatives from 14 countries (Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia, Turkey) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction held its 10th meeting in Paris, on...

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Pompidou Group participated in the 2019 session of UN's main drug policy body

14-22 March 2019 Vienna

As in previous years, the Pompidou Group took part in the yearly session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). Represented by its Portuguese Presidency, the Group attended the Ministerial Segment which took stock of the implementation of the international commitments made to counter the...

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Morocco celebrates 10 years of opioid agonist treatment

22-23 February 2019 Tangier

With a regional seminar organised on 22-23 February 2019 in Tangier, the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Pompidou Group celebrated 10 years of the introduction of opioid agonist treatment in the country. Taking place within the 2019 MedNET work programme, the seminar brought...

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6th Meeting of the International Liaison Officers Network

17/01/2019 Brussels

The 6th Meeting of the International Liaison Officers Network will be organised by the Pompidou Group in co-operation with the Mexican Tax Administration Service on 17 January 2019 in Brussels. 52 participants from 25 countries will participate in order to enhance the exchange of information,...

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2019 Pompidou Group Executive Training on “Incorporating gender dimensions in drug policy practice and service delivery”

16/01/2019 Strasbourg

Following the successful training sessions in the previous years, the Pompidou Group is happy to announce that it will organise the Executive Training on Drug Policy in 2019 on “Incorporating gender dimensions in drug policy practice and service delivery”. A unique format of the training provides...

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Therapeutic Community

Moldovan delegation visits Therapeutic Community in Norway

27/11/2018 Stavanger, Norway

Meeting the staff and the residents of the Therapeutic Community (TC) “Phoenix Haga” in Norway was one of the highlights of the study visit that was organised by the Pompidou Group for Moldovan prison specialists from 27 to 28 November. The delegation consisted of the deputy director of the...

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Work Programme

New work programme of the Pompidou Group for the period 2019-2022 adopted

27/11/2018 Stavanger, Norway

Good governance, international drug policy development and new challenges are the three thematic priorities identified by Pompidou Group member states in the work programme 2019-2022, adopted at their 17thMinisterial Conference in Stavanger, on 28 November 2018. Entitled ‘Sustainable drug...

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Ministerial Conference

17th Ministerial Conference closes with the adoption of the “Stavanger Declaration”

27/11/2018 Stavanger, Norway

In the political declaration adopted at the 17th Ministerial Conference in Stavanger, on 28 November 2018, ministers of the Pompidou Group member states commit to “ensure that drug policies are fully respecting human rights, thus underlining the importance of the Council of Europe’s role in this...

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Pompidou Group Presidency

Portugal takes over Presidency of the Pompidou Group from Norway for a four-year term

27/11/2018 Stavanger, Norway

At the 17th Ministerial Conference of the Pompidou Group (Stavanger, 27-28 November 2018), member states elected Portugal to supervise the Group’s work in the next four years, in order to ensure that the Group’s activities outlined in its work programme best meet their priorities and needs. «...

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European Drug Prevention Prize

Three projects were awarded the European Drug Prevention Prize 2018

27/11/2018 Stavanger, Norway

Bulgarian, Greek and Turkish projects came out as winners of the biannual European Drug Prevention Prize of the Pompidou Group. During the award ceremony held at the Group’s 17th Ministerial Conference, the three winning projects, Take me in your village (Bulgaria), Workshop for Life (Greece) and...

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Ministerial Conference

Opening of the Pompidou Group's 17th Ministerial Conference

27/11/2018 Stavanger, Norway

“Less talking about and more talking with people, support instead of punishment, and respect instead of disrespect” – these were the key messages for improving drug policy approaches emphasised by Bent Høie, Minister of Health of Norway at the opening of the 17th Ministerial Conference of the...

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Ministerial Conference

17th Ministerial Conference: Pompidou Group set to tackle new drug challenges

27-28/11/2018 Stavanger, Norway

Participants at the 17th Ministerial Conference of the Pompidou Group, to be held in Stavanger (Norway) on 27-28 November 2018, are expected to express grave concerns over new types of drugs and worrying trends in drug use linked to online gambling. Hosted by the Norwegian Presidency, the...

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Reforms in prisons

Pompidou Group workshops in Ukraine: Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine calls for health reforms in prisons

8/11/2018 Kiev

“This workshop is an opportunity for us to learn from international experiences and use these to improve our penitentiary system, leading to a more secure society”, said Denys Chernyshov, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine, when addressing executives of the State Penitentiary Service of...

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Executive Training

First Executive Training in Mexico

5/11/2018 Muralla

In an effort to support countries to move forward with the implementation of the UNGASS 2016 follow-up process, Mexico together with the Pompidou Group, organised a joint executive training seminar on ‘Evaluation of drug policies and development of new indicators to measure the effectiveness of...

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Airports Group

South-East Europe Airports Group holds annual meeting in Skopje

24/10/2018 Skopje

Police and customs representatives discussed new angles of co-operation at the 4th annual meeting of the South-East Europe Airports Group held in Skopje, on 24-25 October 2018. Participants exchanged on possibilities of operational data sharing, new trends in smuggling illicit drugs through the...

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General Aviation

The 2nd International Conference on General Aviation

17/10/2018 Marrakech

The 2nd International Conference on General Aviation organised by the Pompidou Group – Council of Europe took place on 17 – 18 October 2018 in Marrakech, Morocco. The overall aim of this 2-day global event was to reduce illegal trafficking and to prevent the abuse of non-commercial flights, ULM,...

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