- European Union
The Commission's Directorate General for Justice and Home Affairs (DG JAI) is responsible for co-ordinating the activities of the Commission's services involved in the different aspects of the fight against drugs, notably, prevention, education, research, health, training, precursors control, money laundering, police, customs and judicial co-operation and international cooperation. It is also responsible for coordinating the implementation by the Commission's services of the European Union Action Plan on Drugs for the years 2000-2004
- European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
This site offers (in ten European languages) detailed information on the facets of the centre's activities. It publishes an annual report on the state of the drug problem in the European Union, which can be downloaded free of charges. The website provides also free access to the Centre's specialized database on drug related issues. Extensive page with links on European drug policy.
Language:All languages of the European Union
- European Legal Database on Drugs (ELDD)
EMCDDA's online database on European drugs-related legislation. The database contains: legal texts in their original formats to allow researchers and analysts to consult original data sources directly, country profiles of the national situation in the EU Member States, and comparative studies including tables, data-capture grids, charts and figures relevant to the legal situation in the EU Member States. The website also features information on the main trends in drug law - a section which provides an overview of the legal position of EU countries with regard to illicit drugs and news and registration features
- Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe
The Council of Europe's involvement in the fight against drug misuse and drug trafficking is carried out through the work of a multidisciplinary co-operation group known as the Pompidou Group. The Group was set up in 1971 at the suggestion of the late French President Georges Pompidou and was incorporated into the Council of Europe in 1980. It provides a forum for European ministers, officials, specialists and other professionals to co-operate and exchange information
- European Cities on Drug Policy (ECDP)
The common work of the ECDP is based upon the concept of harm reduction in the field of drug control. We seek to use the power of government and social leaders in a constructive attempt to reduce the harm caused by the inevitable presence of drugs in modern society. The cities of the Frankfurt Resolution promote a coordinated approach to treatment and enforcement because it proved to have a major effect on curbing AIDS and drug-related crime. To strengthen the impact of this cause, the ECDP actively cooperate and exchange experiences with regard to drug policy and offer their expertise to other communities and organisations.
- European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies (ENCOD) / International Coalition of NGO's for Just and Effective Drugs Policy (ICN)
The European NGO Council on Drugs and Development is a network of European non-governmental organisations and citizens concerned with the impact of current international drug policies on the lives of the most affected sectors in North and South. Since 1994 ENCOD has been working to advocate more just and effective drugs control policies, which include an integrated solution for all problems related to the global drugs phenomenon. ENCOD operates as one of the secretariats of the International Coalition of NGO's for a Just and Effective Drugs Policy, ICN. This Coalition consists of more than 160 organisations and individuals who are concerned about the effect of current international drugs control policy.
Language: English and Spanish
UK-based Research Institute monitoring the state and civil liberties in the European Union.
- Implementation of EU-Action Plan on Drugs 2000-2004 - Progress Review for the Member States [PDF document]
- European Union Drugs Strategy (2000-2004)
- EU-Action Plan on Drugs 2000-2004
Language: All languages of the European Union
- European Cannabis Policies Under Attack TNI Briefing, April 2002
- Europe vs USA, first round by Joep Oomen in ENCOD's bimonthly newsletter Drugs and Development, April 2002
- The Changing Face of European Drug Policy DEA Drug Intelligence Brief, April 2002
- Ecstasy: Rolling Across Europe DEA Intelligence Report, August 2001
- Guidelines for Alternative Drugs Policy in the 21st century ICN, June 2001
- Snapshot of European drugs policies
An overview on the current state of drug policies and the main actors in the debate on drug policy in Europe, by ENCOD prepared in 2001. ENCOD carried out a research into the current state of policies regarding illicit drugs in the main countries of Western Europe. The objective was to identify, in every country, the main developments in drug legislation, the way this legislation is applied in practice, and the political space for major changes to occur in the coming years. Besides, the aim was to produce a list of key events and actors that are expected to play a significant role in the drug policy debate in the different countries
- Drugs Prohibition Has Failed - It Is Time to Regulate and Control Open Letter to Inter-institutional Conference on Drugs Policy in Europe, ICN, February 2000
- Drugs and decision-making in the European Union
A report by Tim Boekhout van Solinge of the Center of Drug Research (CEDRO). European decision-making mechanisms are complex and opaque at the best of times, and where drugs are concerned they are doubly so. This book gives an overview of the EU's anti-drugs measures and focuses on its decision-making process. It looks at why drugs have acquired a prominent position on the European political agenda and identifies the political function they serve there. This study shows that instead of solving the drugs problem, the EU's bureaucracy actually helps to keep it alive and well
- European Market Ecstasy Trafficking
On-line clearinghouse on the issue of synthetic drugs, as part of the project "Synthetic Drug Trafficking in Three European Cities: Major Trends and the Involvement of Organised Crim promoted by Gruppo Abele (Italy). Extensive link page on General Information on Ecstasy
Harm Reduction and Pills Testing and Rave Links