There was a time when we expected that the end of aggressive American interventionism would open the gates to drug policy reform. We are now at the dawning of a new multipolar world order, but it is not only the spirit of reform that has been released from the bottle. (Russian translation here!)
The Civil Society Forum on Drugs, an expert group of the European Commission, is currently accepting applications from eligible European civil society organisations for a case study project about positive and challenging examples in the field of drug policy.
The Drugreporter team filmed several sessions at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam last week – please watch a selection of videos!
The members of our global video advocacy network, Karina Muscarina and Brun Balanced produced a great video about how activists campaign for drug policy reform in Mexico – please watch and share!
Our team will attend the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam from 23rd of July to 27th of July. Together with DUnews, we will organise film sessions, live stream interviews with activists and present about video advocacy – please visit us at the Drugreporter booth in the Eastern Europe Central Asia Networking Zone!
We often speak about evidence-based drug policies – but presenting decision makers with the evidence rarely works in the way it is supposed to.
We interviewed Zara Snapp, a leading expert on drug policy reform in Latin-America, about the chances of making a long term peace in the war on drugs in her home country, Mexico.
An online study – conducted by Drugreporter – of more than 1100 Hungarian students revealed that there are serious problems with drug prevention in schools. It is provided mostly by police officers with outdated methods, focuses on scare tactics, and does not include much interaction with students.
The reconvened Civil Society Forum on Drugs discussed how to put drug policy back on the EU’s political agenda at its first meeting in Brussels.
Bucharest will host the 4th European Harm Reduction Conference in November 2018. We interviewed Nicoleta Dascalu, a project manager working for the Romanian Anti-AIDS Association (ARAS) about the harm reduction situation in her country.