Nordic Alcohol and Drug Seminar of the Nordic Council

Pompidou Group participating in the annual Nordic Alcohol and Drug Seminar of the Nordic Council


The Pompidou Group was invited by the Nordic Council to attend their annual Nordic Alcohol and Drug Seminar that took place on 22-24 August 2018 in Torshaven, Faroe Islands. The Pompidou Group was invited at the initiative of the Permanent Correspondent of Iceland to the Pompidou Group, Mr Rafn...

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Prisons Corner

Prison Corner at AIDS 2018 in Amsterdam


More than 5000 people including the famous film star Charlize Theron visited the Prison Corner in the networking zone of the Global Village at the AIDS 2018 Conference that took place in Amsterdam from 23 to 27 July 2018. The Pompidou Group delegation discussed with them key interventions to stop...

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Denis Huber, new Executive Secretary of the Pompidou Group

New Executive Secretary speaks at OSCE-wide Conference on drug policy


Denis Huber, new Executive Secretary of the Pompidou Group, held a keynote speech at the OSCE Conference on Combating the Threat of Illicit Drugs and the Diversion of Chemical Precursors, organised in Vienna (Austria) on 16-17 July 2018. The event brought together representatives of OSCE member...

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MedNET Lebanon

MedNET: First Report on Drug Situation in Lebanon Launched

The first report on the drug situation in Lebanon 2017 has been disseminated widely through awareness campaigns in Lebanon involving the President of the Republic at an event organised by the Presidential Palace to mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on 28 June....

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Ministerial Conference

The 17th Ministerial Conference

The 17th Ministerial Conference of the Pompidou Group will take place in Stavanger, Norway, on 27 and 28 November 2018, hosted by the Norwegian Presidency of the Group. Under the theme ‘Sustainable and humane drug policies’ ministers and delegations from member States, cooperating countries and...

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Gambling Addiction

Gambling addiction: Science, Independence, Transparency

Within the framework of the fruitful cooperation between MedNET and Switzerland, seven MedNET representatives from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, participated in the 4th international multidisciplinary symposium “Gambling addiction: Science, Independence, Transparency” which...

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MedNET Advocacy Workshop

MedNET partner Tunisia celebrates International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

At the occasion of the international day against drugs on 26 June, the STADD “Societé Tunisienne d’Addictologie” is organising with MedNET support an advocacy workshop ‘The Agonist Treatment: A Key Element in Drug Risk Reduction Policy’. Other NGOs as ATL/MST, SIDA and others international...

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5th Meeting of the ILON

International Liaison Officers Network

15/06/2018 Brussels

The 5th Meeting of the International Liaison Officers Network organised by the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Australian Border Force was held on 15 June in Brussels. 46 participants from 24 countries participated at the event. International Liaison Officers from...

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MedSPAD Committee Meeting

9th MedSPAD Committee Meeting, 8 June 2018, SICAD, Lisbon

8/06/2018 Lisbon

The 9th meeting of MedSPAD committee was held in Lisbon on 8 June. Joao Goulao, Director-General of SICAD, welcomed 20 participants from 11 countries and the EMCDDA. The meeting focused on the impact of use of MedSPAD and ESPAD results in the different countries. The committee agreed on a...

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Airports Group

Pompidou Group highest-ever participation at the annual meeting of its Airports Group

07/06/2018 STRASBOURG

6-8 June, Strasbourg – 109 law enforcement officers and experts from 42 countries and 9 international organisations attend the annual meeting of the Pompidou Group’s Co-operation Group of Drug Control Services at European Airports and in General Aviation (Airports Group). Participants exchange...

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82nd meeting of Permanent Correspondents


At their 82nd plenary meeting (Strasbourg, 5-6 June 2018), Permanent Correspondents of the Pompidou Group member States focused their work on the preparation of the forthcoming Ministerial Conference, to be held on 27 – 28 November 2018 in Stavanger, Norway. Following an opening statement by...

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2018 Executive Training

New achievement: Declaration of Intent for Collaboration

25/05/2018 VENICE

New achievement for the Pompidou Group’s Executive Training on drug policy. The Declaration of Intent for collaboration between the Pompidou Group and Syracuse University’s Falk College, USA, has been signed on 25 May 2018 by Professor Dessa Bergen-Cico, coordinator of Addictions Studies Programs...

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2018 Executive Training

2018 Pompidou Group Executive Training: Evaluating the development, implementation and impact of drug policy.

24/052018 VENICE

First group of 25 participants from 17 countries from different continents were successfully trained on “Evaluating the development, implementation and impact of drug policy”. A unique format of the training provided a rare opportunity for professionals working in the drug policy field to have a...

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The Pompidou Group facilitates the exchange of good practices on measures of drug prevention and treatment for refugees

24-25 April, Athens – Governmental representatives, NGOs and academics will share examples of good practices at the Pompidou Group’s International seminar on refugees and drugs, focusing on identifying the needs of refugees with drug problems or at risk of substance abuse, on preventive measures...

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Pompidou Group organises 2018 meeting of the expert group on Drug related Cybercrime

05/03/2018 Strasbourg

A multidisciplinary network of specialists, working on the front lines of the fight against drug related cybercrime will meet in Dublin (Ireland), on 18-19 April 2018, to exchange evidence based experiences and best practices on the latest trends and developments linked to on-line drug crime and...

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Youth Innovation in Drug Prevention

2018 European Drug prevention prize

18/12/2017 Strasbourg

Since 2004 this Prize is awarded every 2 years to 3 innovative projects run by young people for young people The Pompidou Group is launching the 2018 European Drug prevention prize. Apply before the 31 May 2018 Pompidou Group Prevention Prize web page

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Human rights and drug policy

Pompidou Group statement on bringing human rights into drug policy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

The statement on bringing human rights into drug policy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation which was adopted by the Permanent Correspondents of the Pompidou Group on 21-22 November 2017 is now available. In their statement, Permanent Correspondents reiterate the Group’s...

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Costs of drug policy

Costs and Unintended consequences of drug policy

12 December 2017 Strasbourg

Evaluation is an integral part of a good governance approach to public policy. This principle applies equally to the component of drug policy designed to counter the availability of and access to illicit drugs. Estimation or full costing of drug-related public investment – including both direct...

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Criminal Justice and Drug Policy

Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Conference in Chisinau

12 December 2017 Chisinau (Moldova)

Delegates at the international conference on ‘Rehabilitative Approaches to Drug Dependent Prisoners’, held in Chisinau, 29-30 November 2017, called for a deepening of professional exchanges in the field of drug dependence treatment and prevention in prisons. More than 100 prison managers, policy...

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Mednet Plenary

Another successful MedNET meeting in Rome on 16 November

16 November 2017 Rome

On 16 November at the presidency of the council of ministers premises in Rome, MedNET steering committee adopted its 2017 activity report along with a balanced work programme for 2018 including country activities and a new regional activity. It welcomed the voluntary contribution from...

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