European Drug Policy: Related websites and documents

17 November 2005

Links on EU and Drug Policy



  • 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.
    Language: English
  • 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
  • Statewatch
    UK-based Research Institute monitoring the state and civil liberties in the European Union.
    Language: English