Drug policy advocacy organisations in Europe


This study explores the civil society organisations that engage in drug policy advocacy in Europe. An Internet search in English, French and Spanish combined with information from national sources in 30 countries identified 218 organisations actively seeking to influence drug policy. The paper categorises the organisations, looking at their advocacy objectives and orientations, how they pursue these, and at what political levels they operate.

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Table of contents

  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Advocacy
  • Identifying and categorising advocacy organisations
  • Overview of advocacy organisations in Europe
  • Exploring the forms of advocacy organisations in Europe
  • Advocacy organisations operating at the European or international level
  • Conclusions
  • Annex
  • References
  • Acknowledgements