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Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSF)...

Déc 12, 2017 by

The involvement of civil society is one of the cornerstones of European drugs policy as presented in the Commission’s Green Paper of 26 June 2006 on the role of civil society in drugs policy in the European Union. The Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSF) is a broad platform for a structured dialogue between the Commission and the European civil society which supports policy formulation and implementation through practical advice. The CSF, whose constituency changes every 2 or 3 years with the possibility of new candidates, has around 40 members, representing different stakeholders and different policy options. The members of the Forum have drug-related activities as the core focus of their agenda, covering different aspects (e.g. treatment, prevention, social reintegration…). Most of them are established in the form of transnational networks covering a number of eligible...

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Slovakia: A challenge to drugs

Nov 20, 2017 by

An active member of the anti-drug  campaign The Truth About Drugs in Slovakia, Peter Remper, is highly specialized in delivering lectures every week the year around in the different schools of the country. He did the sum of his different lectures, TV and radio interviews, educating the youth on the drug dangers in the schools of the 68 districts of Slovakia and the results are: 5200 lectures were delivered attended by more than 177 313 primary school pupils and secondary school students. Among these youth 73 795 of them pledged to carry-on the message to their friends and family to protect them against the drugs. In his activities, he got the support of many high level athletes and artists from Slovakia. (http://www.peterremper.sk/aktualne-cerstve/) « I want to share with you what an individual can do in about 30 weeks. In 176...

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APFAD 2017 Singapore

Oct 30, 2017 by

The FDFE Representative attended the 2nd Asia Pacific Forum Against Drugs, held in Singapore on 6 October 2017 and gathering about 200 delegates of like-minded organizations. Here after a Summary.    ASIA-PACIFIC FORUM AGAINST DRUGS 2017 « Together, A Drug-Free World for our Children” The National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) of Singapore organised the 2nd Asia-Pacific Forum Against Drugs (APFAD). The event brought together local and foreign delegates from government agencies, non-government organisations (NGOs) and civil society groups, to network and discuss how to better counter the continuing global calls for drug liberalization and the lobbying of pro-drug groups. 2. In the two years since the inaugural APFAD in 2015, the calls for drug decriminalization and legalization have grown louder. Pro-decriminalization and legalization groups continue to push their agenda. Against this backdrop, APFAD aims to rally like-minded people and...

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Drug-Free Valencia on air

Juil 25, 2017 by

Alfredo Riano, Educator in Prevention  of the association Valencia Sin Drogas,   has a great record of lectures, seminars and is also doing interviews and talk shows for Radios and TVs in his area. His purpose is to raise the awareness of the youth, the parents and any sane person about the dangers encountered when dealing with drugs, be it alcohol, marijuana or any other ones.  Alfredo knows by experience that when one has the right information, one is able to take the right decision and avoid the lies spread by people having vested interests about drugs.  Here some links where you can find his educative presentations  and talks, in Spanish, about Alcohol and Marijuana on different TV channels: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMC9Mm-vdfQ&t=10s www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsuNa3NZyuI www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAfZmmvWC0Q&t=219s www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlCeyJsVakI&t=471s www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPWqs-uRyKo www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwUXGk03cl8&t=73s...

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26 June: Lausanne in action for the U.N. International Day Against Drugs...

Juil 23, 2017 by

The 14 volunteers of the Say No To Drugs Lausanne were very active to celebrate the U.N. International Day Against Drugs Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. 26 June, a date chosen since 1988 to commemorate the dismantling of the opium  trade in China,  leading to the First Opium War. Aware that too many youth, parents and people had never been really informed on the harmful effects of the drugs on health, memory and skills, they decided to increase their  action.  With their booklets The Truth About Drugs 9 volunteers of the association went to the train station of Fribourg (in the French part of Switzerland) where they handed out no less than 1200 educative booklets on the 14 drugs the most used, including cannabis, alcohol and prescription drugs. Meanwhile, the other volunteers visited 40 shops in the cities...

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June 2017 Cyclo-Run for a drug-free Czech Republic...

Juil 19, 2017 by

The association Say No to Drugs – Say Yes to Life Czech Republic organized a 10 days long biggest anti-drug campaign Cyclo-run for a drug free Czech republic 2017 which is associated with sport promoting a life without drugs and get a high level of attention from the media. This 15th campaign , held from 12 June to 23 June 2017, was aimed to highlight the LONG-STANDING NEGLECT OF DRUG EDUCATION in Czech Republic, especially regarding the highest risk group – elementary and secondary school students, between 10-15 years of age. REASON WHY: – According to the latest European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD 2015), 37 % of Czech youth, in the age between 15-16, have smoken cannabis drugs (mostly marihuana). That brings the Czech Republic to a very sad...

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