European Cities on Drug Policy (ECDP)

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History

Nov 1990, Frankfurt-Main (Germany), by 4 cities signatory to the 'Frankfurt Resolution'. Formally registered in accordance with German law, 28 May 1998, at 7th General Assembly. Ceased to exist.

Aims

Approach the question of drug abuse as behaviour that can seriously damage the health and well-being of the individual concerned and society as a whole; prevent as many individuals as possible from harmfully using legal or illegal psychoactive substances and help those already using such substances to survive and overcome acute health and social crises; emphasize harm reduction, HIV reduction and the pragmatic and humane approach that law enforcement, prohibition and repression are insufficient; promote an integrated and community-based approach to treatment and enforcement with a view to curbing AIDS and drug-related crime; work to avoid criminalization and marginalization of those unwilling or unable to achieve total abstinence; assist addicts to normalize their lifestyle by offering jobs, counselling, clean syringes or medical prescription for drugs; exchange experience and cooperate in harmonizing strategies in local drug policy; present and discuss new approaches; exchange information and know-how among all bodies concerned with drug-related problems.

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Activities

Based on a common policy of prevention, therapy, harm reduction and repression, organizes: exchange of experience and know-how; drug policy consulting in the fields of inter-sectoral cooperation, quality standards, legal aspects, effectiveness, feasibility, finance, control; presentation and discussion of new approaches; cooperation aimed at international harmonization of local strategies; joint evaluation of various projects; scientific evaluation of programmes; expert exchange programme; meetings of drug coordinators of cities and regions; study visits to ECDP member cities. Acceptance of drug policy paper Declaration of the European Cities on Drug Policy, passed by Board of Members, May 1998, is now mandatory for members.

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Languages

English.

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Members

Members in 12 countries
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Subjects *

  • Medicine
    • Physiology
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Society
    • Disadvantaged
  • Amenities
    • Living Conditions
    • Towns
  • Societal Problems
    • Crime
    • Addiction, Drug Abuse
  • Health Care
    • Pharmacy
  • Law
    • Law Enforcement
    • Prohibition
  • Psychology
    • Behaviour
  • Policy-making
    • Policy

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

D4518

Last News Received

2004
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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