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Each year, the EMCDDA is involved in organising, hosting, sponsoring or presenting at hundreds of drug-related events including international conferences and technical and scientific meetings. You can find information about these events here. 

The EMCDDA organises each year a number of expert meetings on technical or drug-related topics — the pages below provide further information on these meetings.

Year Dates Type Title Location
2017 26–27 October Expert meeting 3rd International conference on “Wastewater – Based Drug Epidemiology” Lisbon
2017 24–26 October Expert meeting Lisbon Addictions 2017 – Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies Lisbon
2017 23 October Expert meeting Third international symposium on drug impaired driving Lisbon
2017 20–21 September Expert meeting Expert meeting on the Treatment Demand Indicator (TDI) Lisbon
2017 18–19 September Expert meeting Drug-related deaths (DRD) expert meeting Lisbon
2017 13–14 September Expert meeting 18th Meeting of the Legal Correspondents of the European Legal Database on Drugs Lisbon
2017  26 June–7 July Training European Drug Summer School on illicit drugs in Europe Lisbon
2017  14–16 June Expert meeting Drug-related infectious diseases (DRID) expert meeting Lisbon 
2017 8–9 June Expert meeting Expert meeting on the key indicator Probelm Drug use (PDU) Lisbon
2017 6–7 June Expert meeting Prevalence and patterns of drug use among the general population (GPS) Lisbon
2017 6 June Product launch European Drug Report 2017 Lisbon
2016 29-30 September Expert meeting Drug-related Deaths (DRD) expert meeting Lisbon
2016 20-21 September Expert meeting Expert meeting on the epidemiological indicator Problem drug Use (PDU) Lisbon
2016 19–20 September Expert meeting Epidemiological indicator: Patterns and trends in drug use (GPS) Lisbon
2016 8–9 June Expert meeting Treatment Demand Indicator (TDI)/treatment expert meeting Lisbon
2016 6–8 June Expert meeting Drug-Related Infectious Diseases (DRID) expert meeting Lisbon
2016 31 May Product launch European Drug Report 2016 Lisbon
2016 5 April Product launch EU Drug Markets Report Brussels
2015 24 November Expert meeting Women and drugs Lisbon
2015 28–29 October Expert meeting Health responses to new psychoactive substances (NPS) Lisbon
2015 23–25 September Conference EMCDDA at the Lisbon Addictions Conference 2015 Lisbon
2015 23–25 September Conference First European conference on addictive behaviours and dependencies Lisbon
2015 23 Septmeber Ceremony Scientific paper award Lisbon
2015 21–22 September Expert meeting EMCDDA conference: 20 years of monitoring and communicating evidence on drugs Lisbon
2015 15–16 June Expert meeting  Drug-related Infectious Diseases (DRID) key indicator annual
Lisbon
2015 9–17 March Conference 58th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), UNODC Vienna
2014 15–17 October Expert meeting Drug-related deaths (DRD) and Drug-related Diseases (DRID) key epidemiological indicators Lisbon
2014 14 October Expert meeting Take home naloxone to reduce fatalities: scaling up a participatory intervention across Europe Lisbon
2014 23–26 September Expert meeting Treatment Demand and High-Risk Drug Use/Problem Drug Use key epidemiological indicators  Lisbon
2014 8–12 September Reitox Academy Training course for ENP countries on ‘Contemporary approaches in drug monitoring’
Prague
2014 25–26 June Expert meeting A comparative analysis of national treatment systems Lisbon
2014 17–18 June
Expert meeting General Population Surveys Lisbon
2013 29 October Reitox academy Preventing and controlling infectious diseases among people who inject drugs
Lisbon
2013 16–18 October Expert meeting Drug-related deaths (DRD) and Drug-related Diseases (DRID) key epidemiological indicators Lisbon
2013 9–10 October Expert meeting Prevention systems: how to transform evidence into practice Lisbon
2013 23–27 September Conference EMCDDA week: measuring, understanding and responding to drug problems in Europe  Lisbon
2013 19 September Technical meeting European exchange on treatment facility surveys: which perspectives for data collection at European level? 
Lisbon
2013 9 September Meeting Annual informal meeting of UNODC Afghan Opiate Trade Project (AOTP)
Lisbon
2013 27–28 June Forum Third international multi-disciplinary forum on new drugs Lisbon
2013 26 June Ceremony International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking
Lisbon
2013 24–26 June Expert meeting Implementation of the treatment strategy Lisbon
2013 18–19 June Expert meeting General population surveys Lisbon
2013 21 May Visit Visit of Mr Baghdasaryan, Secretary of the National Security Council of the Republic of Armenia Lisbon
2013 20–24 May Meeting Second Reitox week organised at EMCDDA headquarters
Lisbon
2013 6–8 May Conference Testing the waters: first international multidisciplinary conference on detecting illicit drugs in wastewater Lisbon
2013 15–19 April Reitox academy Training course: Contemporary approaches in drug monitoring
Prague
2013 12–14 February Reitox academy Professional training course for IPA beneficiaries: The European Union, the EU drugs policy and the enlargement process under the Lisbon Treaty
Brussels and Bruges
2013 31 January Press conference Launch of the EU drug markets report
Brussels
2013 23 January Expert meeting Brief Interventions and Motivational Interviewing for young Alcohol and Cannabis users Lisbon
2012 22–23 November Conference Second European conference on drug supply indicators Lisbon
2012 15 November Press conference Annual report 2012 launch Lisbon
2012 12–13 November Expert meeting EU expert meeting on the EMCDDA key epidemiological indicator Drug Related Deaths (DRD) Lisbon
2012 25–26 October Expert meeting EU expert meeting on the EMCDDA key epidemiological indicator Problem Drug Use (PDU) Lisbon
2012 15–16 October Workshop Drug prevention and monitoring: situation and perspectives in the southern partnership countries of the ENP Limassol
2012 10-11 October Expert meeting EU expert meeting on the EMCDDA key epidemiological indicator Drug Related Infectious Diseases (DRID) Lisbon
2012 9–10 October Expert meeting Second EMCDDA trendspotter meeting on Fentanyl in Europe Lisbon
2012 20-21 September Expert meeting EU expert meeting on the EMCDDA key epidemiological indicator Treatment Demand (TDI) Lisbon
2012 26–27 June Expert meeting EU expert meeting on the EMCDDA key epidemiological indicator Prevalence and patterns of drug use among the general population (GPS) Lisbon
2012 26 June Ceremony International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking
Lisbon
2012 29 May–1 June Meeting First Reitox week
Lisbon
2012 18 January Technical meeting European exchange on treatment facility surveys: which perspectives for data collection at European level Lisbon
2011 15 November Press conference Annual report 2011 launch
Lisbon
2011 18–19 October Expert meeting First EMCDDA trendspotter meeting on recent shocks in the European heroin market
Lisbon
2011 11–12 May Forum First international multidisciplinary forum on new drugs Lisbon
2011 21–25 March Meeting 54th Commission on Narcotic Drugs Vienna
2011 8 March Event International Women's Day centenary  
2011 31 January–3 February Event EU agencies at the European Parliament
Brussels
2011 28 January Meeting EMCDDA meeting on wastewater analysis Lisbon
2011 26 January Technical meeting European exchange on the policies and practices in the treatment of cannabis-related problems Lisbon
2010 10 November Press conference Annual report 2010 launch
Lisbon
2010 20–22 October Conference European technical conference on drug supply indicators Brussels
2010 14–15 October Conference European Neighbourhood Policy seminar launch
Brussels
2010 22 September Conference European exchange on the practice and current issues in opioid substitution treatment in General Practitioners' settings Lisbon
2009 25–27 November Conference IPA conference: Community agencies: partners in accession Lisbon
2009 5 November Press conference Annual report 2009 launch
Brussels
2009 6–8 May Conference Identifying Europe’s information needs for effective drug policy
Lisbon
2008 6 November Press conference Annual report 2008 launch Brussels
2008 26 June Ceremony International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking
Lisbon
2007  22 November Press conference Annual report 2007 launch
Brussels

 

You can find below a calendar of drug-related events around the world, including conferences, exhibitions, visits to the EMCDDA and internal meetings. New events are added as information becomes available.

2011 calendar of EMCDDA and drug-related events

You can find below a calendar of events for 2011, including conferences, exhibitions, visits to the EMCDDA and internal meetings.

Date Title Organiser Place
January 2011
17–18 ERA-Net meeting ZonMw-Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development The Hague, Netherlands
18 Organizing committee of European Region HIV conference in Tallinn National Institute for Health Development in Estonia Tallinn, Estonia
19 Audition at the 'mission d'information sur les toxicomanies' French National Assembly Paris, France
19–21 Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG) NIDA Arizona, USA
20–21 Informal Drug Policy Dialogue TNI and IDT Lisbon, Portugal
24 Dublin Group meeting Hungarian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
25 Horizontal Drugs Group meeting Hungarian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
26 EC-RAND Kick off meeting evaluation EU Drugs Strategy 2005-2012 DG Justice Brussels, Belgium
27 Visit of National Advisory Council of Norway EMCDDA (visit) Lisbon, Portugal
27–28 Expert meeting: cost of disorders of the brain in Europe 2010 EBS Study group (Wittchen) Munich, Germany
31 New Psychoactive Substance Working Group ACMD London, UK
24–26 Reitox heads of focal point meeting EBS Study group (Wittchen) Lisbon, Portugal
28 Meeting on Wastewater Analysis EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
31–03.02 EMCDDA at the European Parliament EMCDDA Brussels, Belgium
February 2011
1 COPOLAD Coordination meeting Government Delegate for the National Plan on Drugs Madrid, Spain
1–2 Expert Meeting on TDI revision EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
2–4 Workshop 'Comparing European Alcohol Policies' European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research Vienna, Austria
2–4 STARR Drugs and Alcohol Seminar London Probation Trust Sofia, Bulgaria
3 Students and Teachers of the Private Yamanlar College (TR) EMCDDA (visit) Lisbon, Portugal
10 Visit of NHESIJ - Institut National des Hautes études de la Sécurité Intérieure et de la Justice EMCDDA (visit) Lisbon, Portugal
15 Horizontal Drugs Group meeting Hungarian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
16 Dialogue with West-Balkan countries and the Republic of Turkey Hungarian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
24 Visit of Legal Interns from Mannheim (DE) EMCDDA (visit) Lisbon, Portugal
March 2011
1 Horizontal Drugs Group meeting Hungarian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
1-2 RTX Academy on prisons EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
7–8 Visit of High Level delegation from Poland EMCDDA (visit) Lisbon, Portugal
8 International Women's Day    
10 Visit of Whitehead Diplomatic School, USA EMCDDA (visit) Lisbon, Portugal
15 European Action on Drugs (EAD) day in Portugal European Commission and Dianova Lisbon, Portugal
24–25 54th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs UNODC Vienna, Austria
23–25 13th International Symposium on Substance Abuse Treatment Ewodor2011 Barcelona, Spain
31–01.04 29th DPO Network meeting FRA Vienna, Austria
April 2011
3–7 Harm Reduction 2011: IHRA's 22nd International Conference International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) Beirut, Lebanon
5 Horizontal Drugs Group meeting Hungarian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
6 Dialogue with the USA and Central Asian countries Hungarian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
7–8 5th Fit to Drive Congress VdTÜV Association of the TÜV e. V. The Hague, Netherlands
7–9 XXXVIII Jornadas Nacionales De Sociodrogalcohol Socridrogalcohol Madrid, Spain
12–13 Zurich Dialogue: Challenges, concepts, and controversies in addiction UBC / University of Zurich Zurich, Switzerland
28 Visit of LEDERNE, Norway (Management Union) EMCDDA (visit) Lisbon, Portugal
May 2011
3 Horizontal Drugs Group meeting Hungarian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
5 Harm Reduction Seminar Needle exchange / Drop in Centre Vinkki Helsinki, Finland
10 Meeting of the National Drug Coordinators Hungarian Presidency Budapest, Hungary
11–12 11th meeting of the Reitox Early Warning System network and International forum on new drugs EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
11–13 Conference on EU consensus on minimum quality standards and benchmarks for drug demand reduction Hungarian Presidency Budapest, Hungary
12–13 ECAD Conference - European Cities Against Drugs ECAD Varna, Sweden
16–17 Meeting of the EMCDDA Scientific Committee EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
17–19 International symposium on dismantling transnational illicit networks European external action service Lisbon, Portugal
18 Meeting of the EMCDDA Executive Committee EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
18–20 44th Reitox HFP meeting EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
19–20 Eurolib plenary meeting EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
25–27 European AIDS conference National Institute for Health Development in Estonia Talinn, Estonia
30–31 Expert meeting on TDI key indicator revision EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
June 2011
9 Jornadas Técnicas Proyecto Hombre and Colegio de Médicos de Navarra Pamplona, Spain
15 IADIG meeting Serious Organised Crime Agency London, United Kingdom
15–16 Expert meeting on behavioural surveillance project CHUV, ECDC Lausanne, Switzerland
15–17 Annual meeting of the co-operation group of drug control services at European airports and in general aviation Pompidou Group Strasbourg, France
15–17 Building an EU consensus for minimum quality standards in the prevention, treatment and harm reduction of drugs European Commission / Hungarian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
16–17 Second international conference on suppression of illegal trafficking in drugs Bureau for Public Security Ohrid, FYROM
19 Wissenschaftliches Symposium des Kuratoriums der DHS DHS Tutzing, Germany
20 Dublin Group meeting Hungarian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
20–22 "Hirndoping – Lifestyle oder Suchtgefahr" DHS Starnberger See, Germany
21–22 Expert meeting on GPS key indicator EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
21 Horizontal Drugs Group meeting Hungarian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
22 Political dialogue with the USA Hungarian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
24 World Drugs Day event EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
27–29 XIII High-level meeting between EU and LAC countries Hungarian Presidency Bogota, Columbia
28–1.7 Ninth Meeting of heads of national drug law enforcement agencies UNODC Vienna, Austria
29 Public hearing on new psychoactive substances European Parliament Strasbourg, France
29–1.7 European police chiefs convention and official opening of the new Europol headquarters Europol The Hague, Netherlands
30–1.7 Primera conferencia anual de COPOLAD COPOLAD Bogota, Columbia
July 2011
4 Meeting of the EMCDDA Executive Committee EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
4–5 Meeting of the EMCDDA Management Board EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
12–13 Horizontal Drugs Group meeting and Troika meeting Polish Presidency Brussels, Belgium
13 New drugs — post modern/urban lifestyle and substance abuse Bavarian Academy for Addiction and Health Munich, Germany
17–18 Symposium on drugs and driving CCSA, EMCDDA, NIDA, ONDCP and NHTSA Montreal, Canada
19 World Hepatitis Day    
August 2011
       
September 2011
6–7 Horizontal Drugs Group meeting and Troika meeting Polish Presidency Brussels, Belgium
20–21 Expert meeting on TDI key indicator EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
22 European treatment exchange platform EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
28–1.10 Deutscher Suchtkongress 2011 Brussels, Belgium  
29–1.10  Euro TC Seminar: "Civil Society and Drug Policies" Euro TC Coimbra, Portugal
October 2011
4–5 Horizontal Drugs Group meeting and Troika meeting Polish Presidency Brussels, Belgium
6 Meeting of the EMCDDA Executive Committee EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
11–12 Expert meeting on DRID key indicator EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
12 Liaison Officers meeting Polish  Presidency Moscow, Russia
18–19 First EMCDDA trendspotter meeting on recent shocks in the European heroin market EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
18–19 EU/Eastern Europe International Conference Polish  Presidency  
27–28 Expert meeting on PDU key indicator EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
November 2011
8–9 Horizontal Drugs Group meeting and Troika meeting Polish Presidency Brussels, Belgium
13–16 National annual conference Hobart/Tasmania, Aurstralia  
14–15 Meeting of the EMCDDA Scientific Committee EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
14–16 DHS Fachkonferenz Hamburg, Germany  
15 Launch of the EMCDDA Annual report EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
15

ICAA Conference–The place of recovery in treatment

EuroTC London, United Kingdom
15–16 EU Expert meeting - Regional cooperation Polish Presidency Brussels, Belgium
16–17 Expert meeting on DRD key indicator EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
21–22 National Drug Coordinators meeting Polish Presidency Brussels, Belgium
23–25 45th Reitox Heads of focal points meeting EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
27-29 Annual ESPAD project meeting EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
30 Meeting of the EMCDDA Executive and Budget Committees EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
December 2011
1–2 Meeting of the EMCDDA Management Board EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
5–7 Global addiction biennial meeting Global addiction Lisbon, Portugal
7–8 Horizontal Drugs Group meeting and Troika meeting Polish Presidency Brussels, Belgium
8–9 European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) conference EUSPR Lisbon, Portugal
9 Central Dublin Group meeting Polish Presidency Brussels, Belgium
       

 

2012 calendar of EMCDDA and drug-related events

You can find below a calendar of events for 2012, including conferences, exhibitions, visits to the EMCDDA and internal meetings. New events are added as information becomes available.

January 2012
10 4th meeting of the Expert Group on the evaluation of the EU Drugs Strategy 2005–12, DG Just Belgium, Brussels
10–11 Consortium meeting, Decide Spain, Barcelona
19 Wastewater meeting Portugal, Lisbon
23–25 International Standards for Drug Use Prevention, Drug Prevention and Health Branch, UNODC Austria, Vienna
25–27 Workshop on Global and Regional HIV Monitoring, ECDC Portugal, Lisbon
25–27 Global forum on combating illicit drug trafficking and related threats WCO
28 6th European Data Protection Day  
February 2012
1–2 6. Europäische Konferenz zur Gesundheitsförderung in Haft, Akzept e.V. Switzerland, Geneva
6 Horizontal Drugs Group Meeting, Danish presidency Belgium, Brussels
15–17 Annual meeting STI and HIV network meeting, ECDC Sweden, Stockholm
21–23 Standing Committee on Political Affairs, Security and Human Rights of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), European Parliament, DG EXPO,Directorate B, Latin America Unit Mexico, Mexico City
22–23 Reitox Network Academy on 'Residential treatment for drug users in Europe' Portugal, Lisbon
March 2012
5 Horizontal Drugs Group meeting, Danish presidency Belgium, Brussels
6 EU-LAC Technical meeting, Danish presidency Belgium, Brussels
7–9 EFCAP Kongress 2012, EFCAP Germany, Berlin
12–13 First International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) – "The Ever-Changing World of Psychoactive Drugs", ReDNet Project co-organised by the EMCDDA Hungary, Budapest
12–16 CND, UNODC Austria, Vienna
14–17 Futurália - Salão de Oferta Educativa, Formação e Empregabilidade, Representation Office of the European Commission in Portugal Portugal, Lisbon
15 Global SMART advisory group meeting, UNODC Austria, Vienna
15–16 Steering Group meeting for Prisons and Health, WHO Europe Netherlands, The Hague
19–20 HIV in Europe Conference, The Panum Institute Denmark, Copenhagen
22–23 Regional seminar on the use of drug research in policy in the Mediterranean Region, Pompidou Group Morroco, Rabat
22–23 Primera Reunión de Trabajo y consenso sobre métodos, indicadores y protocolos organizada, COPOLAD Colombia, Bogotá
26–30 31st Session of the Enforcement Committee, World Customs Organization Belgium, Brussels
27–29 IPA4 project: National kick-off meeting in Albania Albania, Tirana
27–29 New Methodology tools for policy and programme evaluation, University Rome Tor Vergata Italy, Rome
27–29 Seminario-Taller evaluación de políticas sobre drogas, COPOLAD Chile, Santiago de Chile
28 III Congresso Internacional de psicologia da criança e adolescente – Prevenção da criminalidade e dependências, Universidade Lusíada Portugal, Lisbon
29–30 Meeting of the network of Data Protection Officers and the European Data Protection Supervisor, ECHA Finland, Helsinki
29–30 Detecting and responding to outbreaks of HIV among people who inject drugs: Best practices in HIV prevention and control, ECDC Estonia, Tallinn
29–30 'Fighting against Drugs', CEPOL Cyprus, Nicosia
29–31 XXXIX Jornadas nacionales Socidrogalcohol, Socidrogalcohol Cataluña Spain, Tarragona
April 2012
3–4 IPA4 project: National kick-off meeting in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia FYROM, Skopje
18 Horizontal Drugs Group meeting, Danish presidency Belgium, Brussels
18–19 IPA4 project: National kick-off meeting in Turkey Turkey, Ankara
18–19 International Workshop 'Getting standards into practice of drug services assessment', National Training Fund Czeck Republic, Prague
18–22 47th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver, EASL Spain, Barcelona
19 EU-LAC technical committee, Danish presidency Belgium, Brussels
20 Conference on school-based prevention, De Sleutel Belgium, Brussels
23–27 International forum on drug use regulation policies, National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico, Mexico City
24 Monitoring the uptake of HCV treatment among IDUs in Europe Portugal, Lisbon
May 2012
8–10 18th Annual meeting ENFSI Drugs Working Group Cyprus, Paphos
9–11 51st CICAD session USA, Washington DC
10–11 36th Scientific Committee meeting Portugal, Lisbon
10–11 ERA Seminar, 'Towards a new EU drugs trafficking strategy - Latest developments and future perspectives' Germany, Trier
14 Horizontal Drugs Group Meeting, Danish presidency Belgium, Brussels
14–16 IPA4 project: National kick-off meeting in Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244-99) Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244-99), Pristina
15 EU-USA meeting, Danish presidency Belgium, Brussels
16 Dublin group meeting, Danish presidency Belgium, Brussels
16 EXCO and COBU meeting Portugal, Lisbon
21 Visit of Dr Winston Kardell, Sydney West Area Health Service(AU) Portugal, Lisbon
21–23 3rd World Forum Against Drugs, WFAD Sweden, Stockholm
24–25 12th meeting of the Reitox Early Warning System network Portugal, Lisbon
25–27 10th European conference, EUROPAD Spain, Barcelona
29–1 1st Reitox week Portugal, Lisbon
30–1 Sixth Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, ISSDP United Kingdom, Canterbury
June 2012
1 International Children's Day  
4–8 38th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, KBS Society Norway, Stavanger
6–9 MedicReS World Congress Austria, Vienna
7–8 JHA Council, Danish presidency  
8–10 1st International Conference on Family-based Prevention and Positive Parenting , Institute UTRIP Slovenia, Ljubljana
8–11 2012 NIDA International Forum, New and emerging psychoactive substances: second interdisciplinary forum, NIDA and EMCDDA (USA) California, Palm Springs
14–15 National Drug Coordinators' meeting, Danish presidency Denmark, Copenhagen
26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking  
28–29 Legal Correspondents' meeting Portugal, Lisbon
July 2012
2–13 European Summer School 2012 – Illicit drugs in Europe: Supply, demand and public policies" Portugal, Lisbon
4 EXCO and COBU meeting Portugal, Lisbon
5–6 45th EMCDDA Management Board meeting Portugal, Lisbon
22–27 AIDS 2012, XIX International AIDS conference USA, Washington DC
28 World Hepatitis Day USA, Washington DC
August 2012
     
September 2012
10–11 VYNSPI Conference, Centrum Adiktologie Czech Republic, Prague
19 Expert meeting on EMCDDA treatment data collection strategy Portugal, Lisbon
20–21 Expert meeting on treatment demand indicator Portugal, Lisbon
26–29

ISAJE annual meeting

Portugal, Lisbon
October 2012
7–9 ESPAD meeting, ESPAD Sweden, Stockholm
10 EXCO and COBU meeting Portugal, Lisbon
11–12 Expert meeting on drug-related infectious diseases indicator Portugal, Lisbon
15-16 Drug prevention and monitoring: situation and perspectives in the southern partnership countries of the ENP Limassol, Cyprus
18–19 AMPHORA conference, European alcohol policy conferences Sweden, Stockholm
25–26 Expert meeting on prevalence problem drug use indicator Portugal, Lisbon
November 2012
12–13 Expert meeting drug-related deaths and mortality indicator Portugal, Lisbon
15–16 37th Scientific Committee meeting Portugal, Lisbon
21–23 2nd Conference on drug supply indicators Portugal, Lisbon
28–30 47th meeting – Reitox Heads of focal points Portugal, Lisbon
December 2012
5 EXCO and COBU meeting Portugal, Lisbon
6–7 46th EMCDDA Management Board meeting Portugal, Lisbon

 

2013 calendar of EMCDDA and drug-related events

You can find below a calendar of events for 2013, including conferences, exhibitions, visits to the EMCDDA and internal meetings. New events are added as information becomes available.

January 2013
9 Horizontal Drugs Group Meeting, Irish presidency Belgium, Brussels
10 Expert meeting 'Public Expenditure on drug treatment in Europe' Portugal, Lisbon
22–24 Workshop on the structure of Organised Crime in and from the Western Balkans, Europol and TAIEX Netherlands, The Hague
23 Expert meeting on Brief Intervention and Motivational Interviewing Portugal, Lisbon
24 Workshop Implementation of Best Practices , Protocol for a pilot data collection Portugal, Lisbon
24 Conference Griffith Edwards, the ARU & the National Addiction Centre: impact on alcohol, drugs and tobacco research, practice & policy’ UK, London
24–25 COPOLAD meeting on facilitating communication and cooperation between drug demand reduction research groups working in both Europe and CELAC, Spanish Delegation on Drugs (DGPNSD) Portugal, Lisbon
25 EMCDDA-COPOLAD project coordination meeting (with SICAD) Portugal, Lisbon
28 Trend Analysis in TDI Portugal, Lisbon
31 Launch 'The European Union report on drug markets: a strategic analysis’ Belgium, Brussels
February 2013
4 High level visit from Croatia Portugal, Lisbon
5–6 Final meeting of the 3 years lasting EU-funded EDPS project Sweden, Stockholm
5–6 ESPAD Questionnaire Group Portugal, Lisbon
6 Horizontal Drugs Group Meeting, Irish presidency Belgium, Brussels
7–8 Final Conference of the project New Methodological tools for policy and programme evaluation Portugal, Lisbon
7–8 Working party on general aviation, Pompidou Group France, Paris
11–13 Paris Pact - Tri-fold Expert Working Group on Precursors / Cross-Border Cooperation and Legal Frameworks / Financial Flows, UNODC Netherlands, The Hague
12–14 Reitox Academy Professional training course for IPA beneficiaries: The European Union, the EU drugs policy and the enlargement process under the Lisbon Treaty Belgium, Brussels and Bruges
14–16 Informal Drug Policy Dialogue, Polish National Bureau for Drug Prevention and TNI/DIOGENIS Poland, Warsaw
18–23 Workshop on updates in designer drug trends, Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences USA, Washington DC
25 Horizontal Drugs Group Meeting, Irish presidency Belgium, Brussels
27 Working group meeting on crime and criminal justice, Eurostat Luxembourg, Luxembourg
25 EU-Western Balkans meeting, Irish presidency Belgium, Brussels
28–1 DPO network meeting Portugal, Lisbon
March 2013
11–15 56th CND Session, UNODC Austria, Vienna
April 2013
8–9 National Drugs Co-ordinators meeting, Irish presidency Belgium, Brussels
11–12 Risk Assessment  5-(2-aminopropyl)indole and 38th Scientific Commitee meeting Portugal, Lisbon
15–20 Reitox Academy training course: Contemporary approaches in drug monitoring Czech Republic, Prague
16 G8-Plus expert meeting: New Psychoactive Substances: Responding to the challenges, UK Home Office, International Drugs Team | drugs and Alcohol Unit | Crime and Policing Group United Kingdom, London
17 EU-CELAC Technical meeting (am) and EU-USA (pm), Irish presidency Belgium, Brussels
17 COSI meeting, Council of the European Union Belgium, Brussels
17–18 2nd Meeting of the Hepatitis B and C network, ECDC Sweden, Stockholm
17–19 DG Sucht, Wissenschaftliches Gespräch Germany, Tutzing
18 Horizontal Drugs Group Meeting, Irish presidency Belgium, Brussels
22–23 7th Annual International Forum within the 18th German Congress in Crime Prevention Germany, Berlin
23–25 ALICE RAP 3rd Plenary meeting Spain, Barcelona
24–28 International Liver Congress 2013, EASL Netherlands, Amsterdam
25 The Rustat Conference on Drug Addiction and the Law United Kingdom, Cambridge
May 2013
6–8 Conference 'Testing the waters: first international multidisciplinary conference on detecting illicit drugs in wastewater' Portugal, Lisbon
7 EMCDDA Budget and Executive Committee meeting Portugal, Lisbon
8–10 Global Addiction Conference Italy, Pisa
16–17 38th EMCDDA Scientific Commitee meeting Portugal, Lisbon
16 EU-CELAS Technical meeting, Irish presidency Belgium, Brussels
17 Horizontal Drugs Group Meeting, Irish presidency Belgium, Brussels
20–22 Fifty-third regular session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission, CICAD USA, Washington DC
21–24 2nd Extended Reitox week + 48th Reitox Heads of focal points meeting Portugal, Lisbon
23–25 I Congresso Internacional sobre Drogas e Dependências, ISCE and Centre for Drug Misuse Research Scotland Portugal, Lisbon
June 2013
9–12 Harm Reduction 2013: HRI’s 23rd International Conference Lithuania, Vilnius
11–12 COPOLAD Conference Ecuador, Quito
11–12 Convention of the Lower Saxony Centre for Addiction Problems (NLS), Niedersächsische Landesstelle für Suchtfragen (NLS) Germany, Bad Zwischenahn im Ammerland
13–14 EU-CELAC High Level Meeting Ecuador, Quito
17–18 International Symposium 'Drug Control Policy: The European Perspective', European University Institute Italy, Firenze
19–21 28th Annual Meeting of the Co-Operation Group of Drug Control Services at European Airports and in General Aviation, Pompidou Group France, Strasbourg
26 Horizontal Drugs Group Meeting, Irish presidency Belgium, Brussels
26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking  
27 EU-Pakistan meeting (am), Irish presidency Belgium, Brussels
27–29 EWS meeting and 3rd International Forum on New Drugs Portugal, Lisbon
28 Dublin Group Meeting, Irish presidency Belgium, Brussels
July 2013
1–12 Summer school on illicit drugs Europe, ISCTE and EMCDDA Portugal, Lisbon
3 EMCDDA Budget and Executive Committee meeting Portugal, Lisbon
4–5 47th EMCDDA Management Board meeting Portugal, Lisbon
11 4th Meeting of Informal network of EU agencies with Pre-Accession and European Neighbourhood programmes, ECDC Sweden, Stockholm
18–19 Visit of delegation of MEPs of the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament Portugal, Lisbon
August 2013
     
September 2013
2–6 51st Annual Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT) Portugal, Funchal
3–5 International expert consultations on new psychoactive substances, Laboratory and Scientific Section of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Austria, Vienna
4–5 Reitox national academy on new psychoactive substances Poland, Warsaw
9 Informal Afghan Opiate Trade meeting, UNODC Portugal, Lisbon
12–13 2nd International conference on novel psychoactive substances, University of Swansea, South Wales United Kingdom, Swansea
17–19 Conference of EU–EaP Senior Law Enforcement Officials (EU-EaP Conference), Lithuanian Police with CEPOL support Lithuania, Vilnius
18–19 National Drug Coordinators meeting, Lithuanian Presidency Belgium, Brussels
18–21 Deutsche Suchtkongress 2013, Sucht Germany, Bonn
23–27 EMCDDA week on 'Measuring, understanding and responding to drug problems in Europe' Portugal, Lisbon
25–27 2013 annual meeting of the Precursor Network, Pompidou Group France, Strasbourg
30–2 COPOLAD Thematic twinning training ‘Analysis and interpretation of drug-related data' Portugal, Lisbon
October 2013
30–2 COPOLAD Thematic twinning training ‘Analysis and interpretation of drug-related data' Portugal, Lisbon
3–4 Legal Correspondents meeting Portugal, Lisbon
8 Reitox academy on best practices in prevention Malta, Valetta
13–15 ESPAD Project Meeting Hungary, Budapest
14–15 (tbc) EMCDDA Budget and Executive Committee meeting Portugal, Lisbon
15 2013 Drug Trends Conference, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre Australia, Melbourne
16–18 Expert meeting drug-related deaths & mortality indicator and Expert meeting on drug-related infectious diseases indicator (DRD and DRID) Portugal, Lisbon
18 Joint ECDC/EMCDDA HIV risk assessment meeting Portugal, Lisbon
29–30 Regional Reitox Academy on ‘Prevention and control of infectious diseases and other health-related consequences among people who inject drugs’ Bosnia, Sarajevo
November 2013
5 Jornadas sobre drogodependencias, Univ Miguel Hernández and Fundación de Ayuda Spain, Alicante
7–8 39th EMCDDA Scientific Commitee meeting Portugal, Lisbon
11–13 Horizontal Drugs Group Meeting and EU, Central Asian States (CADAP) and Dublin group meeting, Lithuanian Presidency Belgium, Brussels
20–21 International Cannabis conference, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs Sweden Sweden, Stockholm
27–29 49th Reitox Heads of focal points meeting Portugal, Lisbon
December 2013
4 EMCDDA Budget and Executive Committee meeting Portugal, Lisbon
5–6 48th EMCDDA Management Board meeting Portugal, Lisbon
9–10 Horizontal Drugs Group Meeting, Dublin Group and EU dialogue on drugs with Andean Community, Lithuanian Presidency Belgium, Brussels
9–11 EU HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum and 20th HIV/AIDS Think Tank Meeting, DG Health and Consumers Luxembourg, Luxembourg
16 AcSS seminar: Promoting healthy living: use, harms and hazards of drugs, alcohol, sugar and fat, LSHTM United Kingdom, London
16 2013 National drug conference, Drug Control Department under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania Lithuania, Vilnius
16–17 TAIEX workshop on biostatistics and epidemiology, TAIEX in cooperation with the Croatian Office for Combating Drugs Abuse Croatia, Zagreb
17 International training project, National Italian School of Public Administration (SNA) and International Affairs Unit Italy, Rome

 

January 2014

Date (2014) Event and organisers Location
9 Jan HDG meeting Brussels, Belgium
10–11 Jan Workshop 'Active citizenship in Europe', ILGA Lisbon, Portugal
13 Jan Editorial Board Meeting Lisbon, Portugal
14–15 Jan EU Agencies' Performance Development Network Meeting, ERA Valenciennes, France
15–16 Jan First International Conference on Drug Policies in PALOP countries, APDES- Agência Piaget para o Desenvolvimento Praia, Brawil
15–16 Jan National Reitox Academy 'Building a national network for Early Warning System' Ljubljana, Slovenia
16 Jan Workshop on the conception and implementation of anti-fraud strategies, OLAF Brussels, Belgium
16 Jan 256th CPQS meeting Brussels, Belgium
20 Jan Seminar ' Berlin, Germany
20–21 Jan ERANID meeting Paris, France
21 Jan DECIDE meeting Barcelona, Spain
21 Jan Visit of the Ambassador of the Philippines Lisbon, Portugal
21 Jan Visit of the Ambassador of France Lisbon, Portugal
21–23 Jan CICAD Demand Reduction Consultation Task Force Washington D.C., USA
22–23 Jan UNAIDS Expert Consultation, Changing the Game – How can Europe move towards zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination? Geneva, Switzerland
23 Jan Experts Group on Health Information (EGHI) Meeting, Directorate-General for Health and Consumers Luxembourg
23–25 Jan 11th Informal TNI/DIOGENIS Informal Drug Policy Dialogue, Diogenis Association and Transnational Institute Athens, Greece
27–28 Jan JHA Agencies' contact group meeting, EASO Valletta, Malta
27–28 Jan Meeting with WHO representatives Lisbon, Portugal
28 Jan Visit of 5 students from Karel De Grote University Lisbon, Portugal
28 Jan European Union-Russian Federation Subgroup on Communicable Diseases, DG Health and Consumers Luxembourg
28 Jan Kick-off meeting for the OAP 2014 heroin and cocaine The Hague, Netherlands
29–30 Jan Conference 'An open and safe Europe - What next?', DG Home Affairs Brussels, Belgium
30 Jan Workshop on the conception and implementation of anti-fraud strategies, OLAF Brussels, Belgium
30–31 Jan Kick-off meeting Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol-related Harm, SICAD Lisbon, Portugal
30–31 Jan Aristotle Advisory Board meeting Athens, Greece

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February 2014

Date (2014) Event and organisers Location
4 Feb Signature of the MoU with Israel TelAviv, Israel
5–7 Feb Meeting of Latino-american and European researchers' Transferring evidence into public policies related to drugs', COPOLAD Madrid, Spain
6–7 Feb Pompidou Group / HELP Programme / Eurojust / ENPSDP, Online Course for magistrates on chemical precursors in drug production Paris, France
6–7 Feb HDG meeting and EU–Western Balkans Brussels, Belgium
6–7 Feb Meeting of the CLEN Project Group on designer drugs and other illicit products, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission Ispra, Italy
7 Feb Visit of a delegation of the State Drug Control Service of Ukraine, lead by Mr Volodymyr Timoshenko, Head of the State Drug Control Service Lisbon, Portugal
10–12 Feb 6th International Conference on Drug Discovery and Therapy, ICDDT Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
11 Feb CPSQ Meeting Brussels, Belgium
12 Feb LSO training course for EU Agencies Brussels, Belgium
19 Feb Scottish Forum on Drug-Related Deaths Glasgow, UK
19–20 Feb Meeting on WHO Guidelines on the management of opioid overdose Geneva, Switzerland
20 Feb International Study Day, Eupen, Belgium
26 Feb Hearing on drug related deaths, Government Offices of Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
27 Feb HDG meeting Brussels, Belgium

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March 2014

Date (2014) Event and organisers Location
8 Mar International Women's Day  
13–14 Mar High-level segment of the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, UNODC Vienna, Austria
13–21 Mar Fifty-seventh session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, UNODC Vienna, Austria
31 Mar–2 Apr Risk Assessment and Scientific Committee Meeting Lisbon, Portugal

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April 2014

Date (2014) Event and organisers Location
31 Mar–2 Apr (continued from 31 Mar): Risk Assessment and Scientific Committee Meeting Lisbon, Portugal
3–4 Apr The 2014 EU Summit on Chronic Diseases 'Addressing the medical, social and economic burden of chronic diseases in the EU', DG Sanco Brussels, Belgium
8 Apr Building the Bridges - drug dependence in Central Asia and Afghanistan and the Activities of the European Union to improve access to and quality of treatment, Federal Ministry of Health Berlin, Germany
9 Apr HDG meeting Brussels, Belgium
10 Apr HDG EU-CELAC Technical meeting and EU-USA meeting Brussels, Belgium

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May 2014

Date (2014) Event and organisers Location
7–8 May HDG meeting and EU-CELAC Technical meeting Brussels, Belgium
7–9 May 2nd European Harm Reduction Conference 2014 Basel, Switzerland
12–16 May Extended Reitox week and 50th Heads of NFP meeting Lisbon, Portugal
15–16 May Third International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances Rome, Italy
21–23 May ISSDP Conference Rome, Italy
26–27 May 27th Assembly of Agency Staff Committees, AASC and OHIM Alicante, Spain
27 May Launch of the European Drug Report 2014 Lisbon, Portugal
27–30 May European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists Annual Congress, Brussels, Belgium

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June 2014

Date (2014) Event and organisers Location
9–13 Jun Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol (KBS) KBS2014 Symposium Torino, Italy
16–17 Jun National Drug Coordinators meeting Athens, Greece
17–18 Jun Expert meeting on General population survey (GPS) Lisbon, Portugal
18–19 Jun High Level EU/CELAC Athens, Greece
24–26 Jun   Rome, Italy
26 Jun International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking  
26–27 Jun Legal and Policy correspondents meeting Lisbon, Portugal
30 Jun–11 Jul Summer School Lisbon, Portugal

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July 2014

Date (2014) Event and organisers Location
30 Jun–11 Jul Continued from 30 Jun: Summer school Lisbon, Portugal
3 Jul Budget Committee meeting and Executive Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal
3-4 Jul 49th Management Board meeting Lisbon, Portugal
8 Jul Euro HRN II: Expert meeting Workstream 1 Overdose prevention in Europe – Collating lifesaving practices Porto, Portugal
8-9 Jul HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum Luxembourg
9-10 Jul HIV/AIDS Think Tank Luxembourg
15 Jul Signature MoU EMCDDA-Eurojust The Hague, Netherland
21-25 Jul 'Taller de Capacitación para Fortalecer a los Observatorios Nacionales sobre Drogas de las Américas', CICAD and NIDA Antigua, Guatemala

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August 2014

Date (2014) Event and organisers Location
4–6 Aug 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Addiction Research & Therapy, USA, Chicago

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September 2014

Date (2014) Event and organisers Location
8-12 Sept Reitox Academy training course for ENP beneficiaries 'Contemporary approaches in drug monitoring' Prague, Czech Republic
10 Sept Symposium ‘Combating Counterfeit and other Illegal Medicines, EDQM, Council of Europe Strasbourg, France
10-11 Sept KRIPO Inter 2014, Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter Bundesvorstand Leipzig, Germany
23–26 Sept Treatment demand indicators (TDI) and Problem drug use (PDU) annual expert meeting Lisbon, Portugal
24-26 Sept Annual meeting on precursor control, Pompidou Group Strasbourg, France
29-30 Sept Eurojust’s strategic meeting on drug trafficking The Hague, Netherland

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October 2014

Date (2014) Event and organisers Location
13–17 Oct Drug-related deaths and mortality among drug users (DRD) and Drug Related Infectious Diseases (DRID) annual expert meeting Lisbon, Portugal
14 Oct Take home naloxone to reduce fatalities: scaling up a participatory intervention across Europe Lisbon, Portugal
22–23 Oct Conference on drugs (alcohol, narcotics, doping and tobacco), Swedish National Institute of Public Health Stockholm, Sweden

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November 2014

Date (2013) Event and organisers Location
26–28 Nov 51th Head of NFP meeting Lisbon, Portugal

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December 2014

Date (2014) Event and organisers Location
3–5 Dec 50th Management Board meeting Lisbon, Portugal

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January 2015

Date (2015) Event and organisers Location
13–14 Jan Horizontal working party on drugs Brussels, Belgium
15 Jan EU-CELAC Technical committee meeting Brussels, Belgium
28 Jan European data protection day  
29 Jan Advisory council on the misuse of drugs meeting on social harms and decision making London, UK

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February 2015

Date (2015) Event and organisers Location
2–3 Feb Kick-off meeting EMPACT heroin The Hague, Netherlands
3–4 Feb Horizontal working party on drugs Brussels, Belgium
5–6 Feb European Commission CLEN project group meeting on designer drugs and other illicit products Lisbon, Portugal
10 Feb Bi-regional conference: 4 years working together in the framework of COPOLAD Montevideo, Uruguay
11–12 Feb XVII High level meeting of the EU-CELAC coordination and cooperation mechanism on drugs Montevideo, Uruguay
11–12 Feb MedSPAD Algeria workshop, Pompidou group Paris, France
16–18 Feb 3rd Hepatitis B and C Network Meeting, ECDC Stockholm, Sweden
25–26 Feb Drogen und chronische Inferktionskrankheiten Studie, Robert Koch-Institut Berlin, Germany
25–26 Feb Horizontal working party on drugs Brussels, Belgium

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March 2015

Date (2015) Event and organisers Location
2 Mar Policies on drug addiction from a national and transational perspective, Sociedad Española de Toxicomanías (SET) Valencia, Spain
2–3 Mar Round table on institutionalization of the national report of ONDA, Pompidou Group Rabat, Morocco
4–7 Mar Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Policy, science and medical practice Prague, Czech Republic
6 Mar Deadline to submit abstracts to Lisbon Addictions 2015 conference  
8 Mar International women's day  
9–17 Mar 58th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), UNODC Vienna, Austria
10–11 EU-MADNESS First annual meeting London, UK
11–14 Mar Exhibition Futurália, Representation of the European Commission in Portugal Lisbon, Portugal
12–14 Mar 7th SEEA net conference and 6th Slovene Conference on Hepatitis C in People who Use Drugs  
13 Mar XLII Jornadas Socidrogalcohol Logroño, Spain
20 Mar Visit of representatives of the Drug Monitoring Observatory of the Ministry of Justice of Colombia Lisbon, Portugal
23–25 Mar 2015 Executive training for drug policy managers on ‘Conducting a review of global drug policies and instruments with a view to national and European drug policy priorities – a contribution to the preparation for the 2016 UNGASS’, Pompidou Group Ljubljana, Slovenia
24 Mar World tuberculosis day, recognized by the UN and WHO  
25–26 Mar National drug coordinatrors' workshop Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
26–27 Mar Taller regional de capacitación sobre elaboración de informes nacionales de drogas, CICAD Costa Rica, San José
26–27 Mar 20. Tübinger Suchtterapietage 2015 Tübingen, Germany

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April 2015

Date (2015) Event and organisers Location
7 Apr World health day  
7 Apr Jornada Consumo de alcohol en jovenes Madrid, Spain
10 Apr Visit of the Minister of Health of Luxembourg, Ms Lydia Mutsch Lisbon, Portugal
13 Apr Visit of the Dutch United Nations Association (DUNSA) from Utrecht Lisbon, Portugal
16–17 Apr Reitox regional academy on new psychoactive substances for European Neighbourgood Policy (ENP) Eastern partnership beneficiaries Tbilisi, Georgia
16 Apr National drug coordinatrors' meeting Riga, Latvia
21–22 Apr MedNET Regional seminar on TSO, Pompidou Group Algiers, Algeria
21–24 Apr International conference on 'Precursor chemicals and new psychoactive sugstances', INCB/UNODC Bangkok, Thailand
27–30 Apr 42th EMCDDA Scientific Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal
28 Apr Horizontal working party on drugs and EU-EaP dialogue on drugs Brussels, Belgium
29 Apr EU-US dialogue on drugs Brussels, Belgium
29–30 Apr Visit of a delegation from the Health Commission of the German Parliament Lisbon, Portugal
30 Apr Dublin Group meeting Brussels, Belgium
30 Apr Visit of a delegation from the Health Commission of the German Parliament Lisbon, Portugal

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May 2015

Date (2015) Event and organisers Location
1 May May day, International workers' day  
7 May 10. Europäisches Expertentreffen Drogenerkennung St Ingbert, Germany
9 May Europe day  
12 May EMCDDA Budget Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal
13 May EMCDDA Executive Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal
14–15 May 4° Encontro 'práticas expiradas, transpiradas e inspiradas', ARSC Aveiro, Portugal
19 May MedNET meeting, Pompidou Group Tunis, Tunesia
19–20  May Syva drug testing diagnostics: conference 'The ever-changing world of drug abuse' Rome, Italy
20–22 May Annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) and Institute for Social Drug research Ghent, Belgium
27–28 May 76th Meeting Pompidou Group Permanent Correspondents Strasbourg, France

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June 2015

Date (2015) Event and organisers Location
1–5 Jun 41st annual alcohol epidemiology symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, KBS and IFT Institut für Therapieforschung, and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
4–5 Jun 15th annual meeting of the Reitox Early-Warning System network Lisbon, Portugal
4 Jun Launch of the European Drug Report 2015: Trends and developments  
8 Jun Cannabisfachtagung: 30 Jahre Therapieladen Berlin, Germany
8–9 Jun 15th Annual meeting of the Reitox Early-warning system network Lisbon, Portugal
9–10 Jun EMPACT Internet and Darknet, Synthetic Drugs / Cocain / Heroin, Europol The Hague, Netherlands
10–11 Jun EU minimum quality standards in drug demand reduction Warsaw, Poland
12–15 Jun International Forum at the annual conference of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, National Institute on Drug Abuse Phoenix AZ, USA
15–16 Jun Drug-related infectious diseases (DRID) key epidemiological indicator annual expert meeting Lisbon, Portugal
15–17 Jun 2015 Executive training for drug policy managers on ‘Conducting a review of global drug policies and instruments with a view to national and European drug policy priorities – a contribution to the preparation for the 2016 UNGASS’, Pompidou Group Bari, Italy
16 Jun Horizontal working party on drugs Brussels, Belgium
16–18 Jun 52nd Reitox National focal points meeting Lisbon, Portugal
17 Jun EU-Central Asia dialogue on drugs Brussels, Belgium
17–19 Jun Club Health Lisbon 2015 – International conference on nightlife, substance use and related health issues Lisbon, Portugal
18–19 Jun Las jornadas de la Cátedra 'Drogas y regulación: diálogos entre Latino américa y Europa', Universidad de Deusto Bilbao, Spain
23–26 Jun WHO Regional Consultation on the Global Health Sector Strategies for HIV and Viral Hepatitis `Towards Universal Health Coverage Copenhagen, Denmark
24–26 Jun CEPOL seminar on cocaine smuggling Rotterdam, Netherlands
25–26 Jun EUROMEDLAB Paris 2015 Paris, France
26 Jun International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking  
29 Jun–10 Jul European drugs summer school 2015 Lisbon, Portugal

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July 2015

Date (2015) Event and organisers Location
Continued from 29 Jun–10 Jul European drugs summer school 2015 Lisbon, Portugal
1–2 Jul First industry roundtable and Study visit to eu-LISA operations site, EU-Lisa Strasbourg, France
2–3 Jul Regional Workshop on New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) for South Eastern Europe, OSCE and UNODC Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
9–10 Jul Horizontal working party on drugs Brussels, Belgium
13–14 Jul Workshop Developing and Advocating for a Progressive European Position for UNGASS, School of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest Budapest, Hungary
16 Jul Landestagung zum Thema 'Cannabis', Landesstelle für Suchtfragen der Liga der freien Wohlfahrtspflege in Baden-Württemberg e.V. Stuttgart, Germany
28 Jul World hepatitis day, recognized by the UN and WHO  

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August 2015

Date (2015) Event and organisers Location
31 Aug–1 Sept National Conference on Overdose Prevention, SERAF Bergen, Norway

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September 2015

Date (2015) Event and organisers Location
Continued from 31 Aug–1 Sept National Conference on Overdose Prevention, SERAF Bergen, Norway
9 Sept EMCDDA Budget Committee meeting and Executive Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal
9–11 Sept 51th EMCDDA Management Board meeting Lisbon, Portugal
14 Sept EMPACT – OAP Synthetic Drugs Annual meeting, Europol Warsaw, Poland
13–15 Sept Eurotox Congress 2015 'Revisiting the challenges posed by new recreational drugs',  EAPCCT Porto, Portugal
16–18 Sept Deutscher Suchtkongress’15 Hamburg, Germany
21–22 Sept EMCDDA week (treatment demand and prevalence)
Expert meeting on drug related deaths and mortality indicator
Lisbon, Portugal
21–22 Sept EMCDDA Event: 20 years of monitoring drug situation in Europe Lisbon, Portugal
23 Sept UNGASS 2016, European Parliament and EURAD Brussels, Belgium
23–24 Sept 14th Nordic Workshop: new aspects in drugs of abuse screening, therapeutic drug monitoring & immunosuppressive drug testing, thermo scientific Stockholm, Sweden
23–25 Sept First European conference on addictive behaviours and dependencies Lisbon, Portugal
26 Sept European day of languages  
28–29 Sept National Drug Coordinators meeting Luxembourg
28 Sept–2 Oct Training seminar on drug prevention and treatment in the framework of the Council of Europe’s Confidence Building Measures programme (CBM), Pompidou Group Frankfurt, Germany
29–30 Sept Conference on the Home Affairs Funds 'Investing in an Open and Secure Europe' Brussels, Belgium
29 Sept–1 Oct Conference 'Ethnic minority youth, drugs, gangs and street life' Aarhus, Denmark
29 Sept–1 Oct CEPOL course on synthetic drugs Vilnius, Lithuania
29 Sept–2 Oct International expert meeting on education sector responses to substance use among young children and young people Istanbul, Turkey

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October 2015

Date (2015) Event and organisers Location
Continued from 29 Sept–2 Oct International expert meeting on education sector responses to substance use among young children and young people Istanbul, Turkey
Continued from 28 Sept–2 Oct Training seminar on drug prevention and treatment in the framework of the Council of Europe’s Confidence Building Measures programme (CBM), Pompidou Group Frankfurt, Germany
Continued from 29 Sept–1 Oct Conference 'Ethnic minority youth, drugs, gangs and street life' Aarhus, Denmark
1 Oct Workshop on 'Health Information - Creating evidence for EU health policy making', European Health Forum Gastein Gastein, Austria
5–8 Oct International Society of Addiction Medicine annual congress Dundee, UK
7–8 Oct Horizontal working party on drugs Brussels, Belgium
11–15 Oct 2nd International conference on Wastewater-based drug epidemiology, EMCDDA,  SCORE, SEWPROF and Eawag Monte Verità, Ascona Switzerland
13 Oct EMCDDA Budget Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal
14 Oct EMCDDA Executive Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal
15–16 Oct Dublin Declaration advisory group meeting, ECDC Stockholm, Sweden
20 Oct World Statistics Day  
20–21 Oct EMPACT Cocaine, Cannabis working group meeting, Europol The Hague, Netherlands
22–24 Oct Sixth EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting Ljubljana, Slovenia
27–29 Oct Health and Justice Annual Conference 2015, Public Health England (PHE) and WHO Health in Prisons Programme (WHO HIPP) Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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November 2015

Date (2015) Event and organisers Location
3–4 Nov Horizontal working party on drugs Brussels, Belgium
5–6 Nov 3rd Annual meeting of the EMCDDA reference group on Drug Supply Indicators Lisbon, Portugal
15–17 Nov 2015 ESPAD project meeting Cyprus
18–20 Nov 43rd EMCDDA Scientific Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal
23–24 Nov CTC-EU-Project 'Making CTC work at the European level', Representation of Lower Saxony at the Federal Government Berlin, Germany
23–24 Nov 4th extended Reitox week Lisbon, Portugal
25–27 Nov 53rd Reitox Heads of National focal points meeting Lisbon, Portugal

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December 2015

Date (2015) Event and organisers Location
1 Dec World AIDS Day, recognized by the UN  
1 Dec Evaluation meeting of the 2015 Executive training for drug policy managers, Pompidou Group Lisbon, Portugal
1 Dec Horizontal working party on drugs Brussels, Belgium
2 Dec Annual review meeting of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Pompidou Group and the EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal
2 Dec EMCDDA Budget Committee meeting and Executive Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal
3–4 Dec 52nd EMCDDA Management Board meeting Lisbon, Portugal
4 Dec Reitox National Academy on peer involvement Vienna, Austria
15–16 Dec 18th MedNET meeting, Pompidou group Paris, France

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January 2016

Date (2016) Event and organisers Location
7–8 Jan Horizontal working party on drugs, Dutch Presidency Brussels, Belgium
14 Jan Kick-off meeting of Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT) Vilnius, Lithuania
26 Jan International Customs Day  
26–27 Jan Horizontal working party on drugs, Dutch Presidency Brussels, Belgium
26–27 Jan Quality Action Conference 2016 'Doing the Right things Right' Berlin, Germany
28 Jan European Data Protection Day  
31 Jan Street Children's Day  

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February 2016

Date (2016) Event and organisers Location
16–17 Feb E-Lab on addiction Science Barcelona, Spain
17 Feb 1st HCV Policy Summit on the elimination of HCV in Europe, Hepatitis B and C Public Policy Association Brussels, Belgium
17 Feb Horizontal working party on drugs, Dutch Presidency Brussels, Belgium
17–18 Feb Debate: U-Turn on Addictions. Biological and social science to reframe addictions policy Barcelona, Spain
17–19 Feb 2nd Urban Drug Policies Conference (UDPC) Warsaw, Poland
26–27 Feb 6. Interdisziplinäres Symposium zur Suchterkrankung Medizinische, psychologische, psychosoziale und juristische Aspekte Grundlsee, Austria
28 Feb International Science Day  

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March 2016

Date (2016) Event and organisers Location
2–3 Mar Horizontal working party on drugs, Dutch Presidency Brussels, Belgium
8 Mar International Women's Day, recognized by the UN  
14–18 Mar 59th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), UNODC Vienna, Austria
24 Mar World Tuberculosis Day, recognized by the UN and WHO  

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April 2016

Date (2016) Event and organisers Location
3–6 Apr British Toxicology Society Annual Congress Manchester, UK
5 Apr 2016 EU Drug Markets Report launch Brussels, Belgium
5–7 Apr 2nd SICAD Conference: 'Intervenção e Qualidade em comportamentos aditivos e dependências' Lisbon, Portugal
7 Apr World Health Day, recognized by the UN and WHO  
7–8 Apr Horizontal working party on drugs, Dutch Presidency Brussels, Belgium
11–12 Apr New paths for a better cooperation between judiciary and police in the field of fight against drug trafficking - exchange of best practices, Judicial Training Institute (Belgium) Brussels, Belgium
11–12 Apr Joint Action HA-REACT:WP5 Seminars Vilnius, Lithuania
17–18 Apr Conference on The Cannabis Science and Policy Summit New York, USA
18–19 Apr EMPACT Synthetic drugs - Expert meeting Prague, Czech Republic
19–21 Apr UNGASS 2016: Special session of the United Nations General assembly on the world drug problem New York, USA
21–22 Apr Second General Assembly of the BRIDGE Health project Brussels, Belgium

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May 2016

Date (2016) Event and organisers Location
1 May May Day, International Workers' Day  
2–3 May National Drugs Coordinators' meeting Amsterdam, Netherlands
4–7 May Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS) 38th International Conference Denver, Colorado, USA
9 May Europe day  
11–12 May Horizontal working party on drugs, Dutch Presidency  Brussels, Belgium
11–12 May 44th meeting of the EMCDDA Scientific Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal
16–18 May 10th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) Sydney, Australia
17 May World AIDS Vaccine Day  
19–20 May 16th Annual meeting of the Reitox EWS network Lisbon, Portugal
26–27 May 12th European Congress on Heroin Addiction & Related Clinical Problems Leiden, Netherlands
26 May EMCDDA Budget Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal
27 May EMCDDA Executive Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal
30–31 May IV International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances Budapest, Hungary
31 May 2016 European Drug Report launch Lisbon, Portugal

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June 2016

Date (2016) Event and organisers Location
6 Jun International Treatment monitoring workshop, To foster International cooperation on facility surveys and treatment monitoring strategies with UNODC, WHO and CICAD Lisbon, Portugal
6–8 Jun Drug-Related Infectious Diseases (DRID) expert meeting Lisbon, Portugal
6–9 Jun Treatment Demand Indicator expert meeting & Drug Related Infectious Diseases and Responses expert meeting Lisbon, Portugal
7–8 Jun Expert meeting on the internet and drugs, European Commission Brussels, Belgium
7–8 Jun 18th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action, CNAPA Luxembourg
8–9 Jun Treatment Demand Indicator (TDI)/treatment expert meeting Lisbon, Portugal
9 Jun Horizontal working party on drugs, Dutch Presidency Brussels, Belgium
11–13 Jun NIDA International Forum and CPDD Conference Palm Springs, USA
13 Jun COPOLAD Steering committee meeting The Hague, Netherlands
13–16 Jun TAIEX Expert Mission on the Evaluation of the Anti-Drugs Strategy and the related Action Plan between 2013 and 2016 Podgorica, Montenegro
14–15 COPOLAD II Annual conference The Hague, Netherlands
14–16 Jun 54th Reitox Heads of National focal points meeting Lisbon, Portugal
16 Jun Europol-CEPOL training course on dismantling illicit synthetic drugs laboratories Warsaw, Poland
16–17 Jun XVIII High Level Meeting of the EU-CELAC Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism on Drugs The Hague, Netherlands
20–21 Jun Treatment Demand Indicator  data collection meeting in the framework of IPA-5 project Belgrade, Serbia
20–22 Jun Setting up a national drug information system: presentation of the EMCDDA and the Reitox network of national focal points Beirut, Lebanon
21–22 Jun 17th Annual meeting of Legal correspondents of the ELDD Lisbon, Portugal
21–22 Jun ENP National Reitox Academy ‘Monitoring and control of New Psychoactive Substances’ Yerevan, Armenia
22–24 Jun 6th Seminar of European Customs Chemists Amsterdam, Netherlands
23 June EMCDDA Executive and Budget Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal
23–24 June EMCDDA Management Board meeting Lisbon, Portugal
26 June International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking  
27 Jun–8 Jul Summer school on illicit drugs Europe, EMCDDA and ISCTE Lisbon, Portugal
28 Jun Horizontal working party on drugs, Dutch Presidency  Brussels, Belgium
28–29 Jun UNODC Expert Consultation on Forensic Toxicology and Drug Control, UNODC Vienna, Austria
29–30 Jun Final Conference on EMCDDA-ENPI Project Lisbon, Portugal

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July 2016

Date (2016) Event and organisers Location
Continued from 27 Jun–8 Jul Summer school on illicit drugs Europe, EMCDDA and ISCTE Lisbon, Portugal
11 Jul Presentation of the findings of European Drug Report 2016 to the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament Brussels, Belgium
13 Jul Horizontal working party on drugs, Slovakian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
14 Jul EU-CELAC technical meeting, Slovakian presidency Brussels, Belgium
28 Jul World Hepatitis Day, recognized by the UN and WHO  

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August 2016

Date (2016) Event and organisers Location
12 Aug International Youth Day, recognized by the UN  

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September 2016

Date (2016) Event and organisers Location
7 Sep Horizontal working party on drugs, Slovakian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
7–9 Sep 5th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users Oslo, Norway
19–20 Sep Expert meeting on the Key Indicator 'Prevalence and patterns of drug use among the general population' (GPS) Lisbon, Portugal
20–21 Sep Expert meeting on the Key Indicator 'Problem drug Use' (PDU) Lisbon, Portugal
21–22 Sep Horizontal working party on drugs and EU-Russia meeting, Slovakian presidency Brussels, Belgium
22–24 Sep 27th Annual Conference European Society for Social Drug Research Frankfurt, Germany
26 Sep European Day of Languages  
28 Sept Workshop on Drug-related deaths (DRD) coding issues Lisbon, Portugal
29–30 Sept Annual Key Indicator expert meeting on Drug-related Deaths (DRD) Lisbon, Portugal

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October 2016

Date (2016) Event and organisers Location
10 Oct World Statistics Day  
11 Oct Conference on 'Substance Misuse: Everybody’s Business', Royal Society of Medicine London, UK
11–12 Oct Horizontal working party on drugs, Slovakian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
19–20 Oct National Drug Coordinators meeting, Slovakian presidency Bratislava, Slovakia
25 Oct EMCDDA Budget Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal
26 Oct EMCDDA Executive Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal

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November 2016

Date (2013) Event and organisers Location
3–4 Nov 8th EU ANSA meeting

Helsinki, Finland

7–11 Nov Web Summit Lisbon, Portugal
8–9 Nov Annual meeting of the EMCDDA reference group on Drug Supply Indicators Lisbon, Portugal
8–9 Nov Horizontal working party on drugs, Slovakian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
10–11 Nov 45th meeting of the EMCDDA Scientific Committee Lisbon, Portugal
20–27 Nov European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week  
21–22 Nov Prison EDQP pilot study outcome meeting Lisbon, Portugal
22 Nov 5th extended Reitox week Lisbon, Portugal
23–25 Nov 55th Reitox Heads of National focal points meeting Lisbon, Portugal
27–29 Nov ESPAD Assembly 2016 Lisbon, Portugal

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December 2016

Date (2016) Event and organisers Location
1 Dec World AIDS Day, recognized by the UN  
7 Dec Horizontal working party on drugs, Slovakian Presidency Brussels, Belgium
15 Dec EMCDDA Executive and Budget Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal
15–16 Dec 54th EMCDDA Management Board meeting Lisbon, Portugal

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January 2017

Date 2017 Event and organisers Location
11–12 Jan Horizontal Drugs Group meeting  Brussels, Belgium
24–25 Jan Horizontal Drugs Group meeting  Brussels, Belgium
28 Jan European Data Protection Day  
30–31 Jan EU Presidency Conference: ‘Fast‐tracking the end of AIDS in Europe ‐ practical evidence‐based interventions’, Government of Malta La Valletta, Malta
31 Jan–2 Feb HepHIV2017 Conference: HIV and Viral Hepatitis: Challenges of Timely Testing and Care La Valletta, Malta

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February 2017

Date (2017) Event and organisers Location
31 Jan–2 Feb HepHIV2017 Conference: HIV and Viral Hepatitis: Challenges of Timely Testing and Care La Valletta, Malta
1–2 Feb UNODC regional meeting on new psychoactive susbtances in the Western Hemisphere Bogotá, Colombia
7 Feb CLEN project group meeting in designer drugs amd other illicit products Brussels, Belgium
7 Feb 7th meeting of the Mediterranean School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (MedSPAD) committee, ompidou Group Paris, France
9–10 Feb Horizontal Drugs Group meeting Brussels, Belgium
13–15 Feb American Academy of Forensic Services (AAFS) annual scientific meeting New Orleans, USA
21–24 Feb Third International Conference on Precursor Chemicals and New
Psychoactive Substances, INCB/UNODC
Bangkok, Thailand
28 Feb International Science Day  

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March 2017

Date 2017 Event and organisers Location
2 Mar Horizontal working party on drugs, Maltese Presidency Brussels, Belgium
8 Mar International Women's Day  
9–10 Mar EURO-DEN Plus Baltic Regional Meeting Tallinn, Estonia
13–15 Mar 60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) Vienna, Austria
21–22 Mar 20th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action Luxembourg, Luxembourg
21 Mar TAIEX workshop on drug policy reform – sharing European Experiences ID, Jakarta
24 Mar World Tuberculosis Day  
28–29 Mar Horizontal working party on drugs Brussels, Belgium
29 Mar EU-CELAC meeting Brussels, Belgium

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April 2017

Date 2017 Event and organisers Location
7 Apr World Health Day  
19–24 Apr EASL International Liver Congress 2017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
24 Apr Horizontal Drugs Group meeting Brussels, Belgium
24 Apr Meeting of the EU National Drug Coordinators Saint Julians, Malta

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May 2017

Date 2017 Event and organisers Location
3–4 May Horizontal Drugs Group meeting Brussels, Belgium
4 May EU CELAC meeting Brussels, Belgium
9 May Europe Day  
17 May World AIDS Vaccine Day  
22–23 May 80th Meeting of Permanent Correspondents, Pompidou Group Strasbourg, France
22–24 May 46th Meeting of the Scientific Committee Lisbon, Portugal
24–26 May Club Health 2017 Dublin, Ireland
30 May–1 Jun 56th Reitox Head of National Focla Points meeting Lisbon, Portugal
31 May World No Tobacco Day  

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June 2017

Date 2017 Event and organisers Location
1 Jun Horizontal Drugs Group meeting Brussels, Belgium
6 Jun Launch of the European Drug Report Brussels, Belgium
16–19 Jun 2017 NIDA International Forum & annual scientific meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Montreal, Canada
20–21 Jun Horizontal Drugs Group meeting Brussels, Belgium
26 Jun International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking  
26 Jun Conference on women and drugs, Pompidou Group Rome, Italy
26 Jun–7 Jul European Drugs Summer school on illicit drugs Europe, EMCDDA and ISCTE Lisbon, Portugal
29–30 Jun 55th EMCDDA Management Board meeting Lisbon, Portugal

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July 2017

Date 2017 Event and organisers Location
Continued from 26 Jun–7 Jul European Drugs Summer school on illicit drugs Europe, EMCDDA and ISCTE Lisbon, Portugal
28 Jul World Hepatitis Day, recognized by the UN and WHO  

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August 2017

Date 2017 Event and organisers Location
12 Aug International Youth Day, recognized by the UN  

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September 2017

Date 2017 Event and organisers Location
26 Sep European Day of Languages  
20–21 Sept European Conference of health promotion in prison Vienna, Austria

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November 2017

Date (2013) Event and organisers Location
 7–8 Nov 47th meeting of the EMCDDA Scientific Committee Lisbon, Portugal
 19–21 Nov ESPAD Assembly 2016 Pisa, Italy
 21–23 Nov 8th meeting of the International network on precursor control, Pompidou Group Strasbourg, France
 28 Nov–1 Dec 6th extended Reitox week and 57th Reitox Heads of National focal points meeting Lisbon, Portugal

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December 2017

Date 2017 Event and organisers Location
1 Dec World AIDS Day, recognized by the UN  
11–12 Dec  WHO Conference on Prison Health Lisbon, Portugal
14–15 Dec EMCDDA Executive and Budget Committee meeting Lisbon, Portugal
15–16 Dec 56th EMCDDA Management Board meeting Lisbon, Portugal

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