Quality Standards for Civil Society Involvement in Drug Policy

By Péter Sárosi | June 9, 2021

In this report, the EU Civil Society Forum on Drugs will provide you with guidelines on how to make the involvement of civil society in drug policy more meaningful.

Cannabis Reform in Malta

By István Gábor Takács | June 3, 2021

The Maltese government launched a public consultation on a White Paper, proposing the full decriminalisation of the possession of up to 7 grams of cannabis. In this episode of Drugreporter Café, we discuss the chances of cannabis reform with Cyrus Engerer, a Member of the European Parliament, a politican representing the Maltese Labour Party, and Andrew Bonello, the president of ReLeaf, a cannabis reform NGO from the island.

Drugreporter News – May 2021.

By István Gábor Takács | May 31, 2021

Drug policy news from around the world, may 2021 Edition.

Drug Policy Reform in Iceland | Drugreporter Café | S01E8

By István Gábor Takács | May 21, 2021

What drugs people use in the remote island of Iceland? Is the Icelandic prevention model really a miracle? Why decision makers decided to introduce a drug consumption room and decriminalise drug use? Learn it from this episode of Drugreporter Café!


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The EESC Calls for Drug Policy Reform in the EU

By Péter Sárosi | December 14, 2020

The new opinion paper adopted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) calls for less law enforcement and more health and human rights in the new EU Drugs Strategy.

Meaningful Civil Society Involvement in the Area of Drug Policy in Europe – Literature Review

By Péter Sárosi | November 23, 2020

The thematic working group on civil society involvement of the Civil Society Forum on Drugs, an expert group of the EU Commission, conducted this review of literature on meaningful civil society involvement in the field of drug policy.

Civil Society Identifies Huge Gaps to Be Bridged in Implementing the EU Action Plan on Drugs

By Péter Sárosi | December 12, 2018

In its new report, the EU Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSFD) urges member states and EU institutions to fulfill their commitments and bridge the gaps in providing access to and improving quality of prevention, treatment and harm reduction services.