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Drugnet Europe News from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction — January–March 2010

EMCDDA and Canadian partners outline areas for cooperation

Delegates from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CSSA) visited the EMCDDA on 11 December for discussions on potential areas of cooperation between the two bodies.

The CSSA is a national addiction organisation working to reduce alcohol- and drug-related harms in Canada. It has long experience in supporting the implementation and monitoring of national policies, facilitating research projects and fostering a knowledge-exchange environment.

To date, cooperation between the EMCDDA and CSSA has taken place on an ad hoc basis, mainly in the area of prevention. In May 2009, the CSSA also played an active role in the EMCDDA’s conference, Identifying Europe’s information needs for effective drug policy, presenting how civil society can contribute to drug policymaking.

The participants at the December meeting identified areas of common interest, such as exchanging information on standards for interventions (e.g. school-based, family and community prevention). They also agreed to focus on the issues of drugs and driving, polydrug use and monitoring drug supply and supply reduction. A follow-up meeting is scheduled for later this year to take this cooperation forward.

Klaudia Palczak

 


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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