The EMCDDA hosted a conference marking the end of a two-year technical cooperation project within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)(1). The conference is being held in association with the European Commission’s Directorates-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG-HOME) and for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG-NEAR).
The final conference took stock of the project objectives, findings, lessons learned and the way forward. Sessions covered: the collection, analysis and assessment of drug seizure data from selected countries near the EU; support for national drug monitoring capacity building; and the production of new information on the drug situation. The meeting also included a visit to a drug treatment centre and to the forensic laboratory of the Portuguese judicial police, organised in cooperation with the Portuguese Reitox focal point (SICAD.
(1) The 16 ENP countries are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine