Professionals, academics or experts from European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries will gain the chance to participate in the European drugs summer school (EDSS) this year, thanks to four bursaries being offered through the EU4Monitoring Drugs (EU4MD) project (1). The three-year EU-funded project — launched by the EMCDDA in January — supports national and regional readiness in the ENP area to identify and respond to drug-related health and security threats.

The 2019 summer school — organised by the EMCDDA and the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) — will take place from 24 June to 5 July in Lisbon. EMCDDA scientific experts, leading academics, guest speakers, policymakers and professionals will prepare participants to meet the complex policy challenges in the drugs field — both in Europe and beyond. Under the general theme ‘Illicit drugs in Europe: demand, supply and public policies’, the EDSS will focus this year on interventions in prisons and alternatives to incarceration.

The bursaries will cover the flight, accommodation and EDSS fees. The course is conducted in English and students should have a good written and oral knowledge of the language.

In order to apply for the bursary, see application form below.

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2019.
Successful candidates will be notified by 10 May 2019.

The application should be submitted by e-mail to: eu4md_pct@emcdda.europa.eu
(cc drugsummerschool.cies@iscte.pt)