Drug policy analysis
The Trends and Developments report presents a top-level overview of the drug phenomenon in Europe, covering drug supply, use and public health problems as well as drug policy and responses. Together with the online Statistical Bulletin and 30 Country Drug Reports, it makes up the 2019 European Drug Report package.
In our last video we explained why punitive drug policies don't work. Now we will present you an alternative approach to drugs and people who use them, based on the principles of harm reduction.
Civil society involvement in harm reduction drug policy: reflections on the past, expectations for the future
Aileen O'Gorman , Eberhard Schatz
A range of civil society organisations (CSOs) such as drug user groups, non-governmental/third sector organisations and networks of existing organisations, seek to shape the development of drugs policy at national and international levels. However, their capacity to do so is shaped by the contexts in which they operate nationally and internationally. The aim of this paper is to explore the lived experience of civil society participation in these contexts, both from the perspective of CSOs engaged in harm reduction advocacy, and the institutions they engage with, in order to inform future policy development.