Professionals, academics or experts from Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC) (1) will have an opportunity to participate in the European Drugs Winter School (EDWS) this year, thanks to two bursaries covering the registration fee being offered through the EMCDDA’s partnership with the COPOLAD project.

The EDWS, organised by the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) and the EMCDDA, will be delivered online from 13–24 February 2023, and will focus on the theme of ‘Displaced populations and drug-related issues’.

The EDWS will include live lectures with experts and practitioners, virtual tours to field work projects and individual exercises. The full programme can be consulted here.

The sessions will be recorded and made available for subsequent viewing. Completion of exercises and an exam are compulsory for those wishing to obtain credits. The courses will be conducted in English; therefore, students should have a good written and spoken level of the language.

  • To apply for a COPOLAD bursary, please send an e-mail (stating clearly that you are applying to the EDWS) to copolad@emcdda.europa.eu
  • Deadline for applications: 31 January 2023

The EMCDDA became an official partner of COPOLAD III in July 2022. The programme promotes dialogue and bi-regional cooperation on drug policy between the European Union and Latin American and Caribbean countries. Funded by the EU, the programme is led by the International Ibero-American Foundation for Public Policies and Administrations (FIIAPP), in consortium with the Italian-Latin American International Organization (IILA).