European Drugs Summer School 2020 to switch to remote teaching

The European Drugs Summer School (EDSS) will switch to remote teaching this year in an effort to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and reduce pressure on health services.

The 2020 EDSS — organised by the EMCDDA and the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) — will run from 29 June to 10 July. Under the general theme ‘Illicit drugs in Europe: demand, supply and public policies’, the 2020 course will provide a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the drugs problem in Europe and beyond. The focus this year will be on hepatitis C.

EMCDDA scientific experts, leading academics, guest speakers, policymakers and professionals will prepare students to meet the complex policy challenges in the drugs field. Live afternoon sessions with experts and practitioners will be broadcast during the 10-day course. These sessions will also be recorded and available for subsequent offline viewing. The organisers will set small individual exercises every day and an exam will be offered to those who wish to earn credits.

The revised programme will be published at the end of April. Students already registered will be contacted by ISCTE for further information. Please visit the EDSS website for an announcement on fee reductions and the option to defer registration to next year.

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