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

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Coming up: European Neighbourhood Policy seminar

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Perspectives for technical cooperation for 2011–13 between the EMCDDA and European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) partner countries will be explored at a seminar in Brussels from 14–15 October (1). Organised by the EMCDDA, in consultation with the European Commission (2), the event is financed by the Commission's Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX) (3).

The seminar, which will provide an overview of the EU drug monitoring system and the EMCDDA's role within it, will bring together representatives of health, justice and interior ministries from the 16 ENP beneficiary countries (4), with experts from the European Commission and the EMCDDA.

The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) aims to forge closer ties with countries to the South and East of the European Union. Through this policy, the EU seeks to strengthen the prosperity, stability and security of all countries concerned.

In March 2007, the Council of the EU agreed on the gradual participation of ENP partner countries in the work of EU agencies to encourage regulatory and administrative reform and to promote convergence of ENP partners' policies with EU norms, standards and best practice. In this context, the seminar will set out to nurture cooperation in the field of drug monitoring between interested ENP partners and the EMCDDA.

Cécile Martel

 


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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