Drug prevention and monitoring workshop, 15–16 October 2012, Limassol, Cyprus
Drug prevention and monitoring: situation and perspectives in the southern partnership countries of the ENP
This multi-country workshop is organised by the European Commission and the EMCDDA, under the Cypriot Presidency of the EU. It will gather around 50 experts from Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Spain, Tunisia and the United Kingdom. Representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Pompidou Group and the Mentor Foundation will also attend the meeting.
The objectives of the two-day workshop are twofold: to exchange experiences on drug prevention and monitoring between European and southern European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries, focusing on evidence-based interventions in the field of prevention of drug use; and to further explore potential areas for cooperation in the drugs field.
The participants will discuss how the results of the European Drug Addiction Prevention Trial have been used to scale-up drug prevention activities with young people in school settings in the southern ENP countries and how the minimum standards for prevention could be further implemented in the region. As an example, experts from the EMCDDA, Spain, Israel and Lebanon will speak about the role of parenting in drug prevention activities, and national examples of such prevention interventions will be presented. The participants will also gain knowledge on how to define best practice in the field of prevention, along with other activities. A general overview of the most recent developments in EU drugs policy will also be presented.