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Drugnet Europe News from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction — October–December 2007

New EMCDDA products

2007 Annual report information package

To mark the launch of its 2007 Annual report on
22 November, the EMCDDA released a comprehensive, multilingual information package offering the latest findings on the drug phenomenon across Europe. This package comprises the report itself (available in print and online in 23 languages), three Selected issues (in English); a Statistical bulletin; Country data profiles; and an accompanying press pack and PowerPoint presentations in 23 languages.

A news conference launching the report was organised at the European Parliament on 22 November and attended by journalists from across the EU. The EMCDDA also mounted an exhibition of its latest products at the EP during launch week. Finally, over a dozen Member States marked the release of the report with national launches and events combining European and national drugs perspectives.

Drugs in focus No 17

'Cocaine use in Europe: implications for service delivery' (in print and downloadable in 25 languages) is the topic of the latest in the EMCDDA’s policy briefing series Drugs in focus. Cocaine use presents new challenges for Europe’s treatment services. This briefing addresses a number of important issues for the delivery of services for cocaine users and presents policy considerations for the way forward.

Europe in Portugal

Decentralised communication can play a significant role in demonstrating to European citizens how the EU makes a difference in their daily lives. In this spirit, the EU bodies present in Portugal have come together via this joint brochure to introduce their work, offering a taste of 'Europe in Portugal' (in print and downloadable in English and Portuguese).

New EWS operating guidelines

The EMCDDA and Europol, the two bodies responsible for Europe’s early-warning system (EWS) on new psychoactive substances, have recently published a set of EWS operating guidelines (in print or downloadable in English). The new guidelines will assist in the implementation of the 2005 'Council decision on the information exchange, risk assessment and control of new psychoactive substances'. The new EWS guidelines reflect the broader scope and stricter deadlines stipulated by the new legal instrument and replace the 2001 EWS guidelines relating to the 1997 'Joint action on the information exchange, risk assessment and control of new synthetic drugs'.

Drugnet Europe is the EMCDDA's newsletter launched in September 1996. The newsletter provides regular and succint information on the Centre's projects and activities to a broad readership.

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