During the year 2004, ENCOD’s members were engaged in several events that introduced the seeds of a legal regulation on drugs. Here is an overview of these events and their results.
17 March 2004: Presentation of the Letter of the International Coalition of NGOs for a Just and Effective Drug Policy to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs Session in Vienna.
Read the report of the ENCOD delegation in the Session.
21 March 2004: Start of springtime, Launch of Campaign “Springtime to end the war on drugs“.
Start of a campaign to plant cannabis, coca and opium plants throughout Europe (our answer to the UN 2008 Deadline to eliminate these plants from the world).
26/27 March: International Simposium “Globalization and Drugs”, San Sebastián, Spain.
Participation of ENCOD in a round table discussion on “Drug policies according to anti-globalist movements”.
14 to 16 April, 2004: International Conference, Wilton Park, United Kingdom: “Tackling Problem Drug Use in Europe: What responses are appropriate?”.
Read the report by the ENCOD delegate
22 to 23 April, 2004: Participation of ENCOD members in the Workshop on cannabis, rights and public health.
Organized by the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Oñati, Spain.
24 to 26 April, 2004: International Conference on Harm Reduction, Melbourne, Australia.
Poster of ICN on “Another Drug Policy is Possible”, in coordination with “Network Against Prohibition, Australia.
28 to 30 April 2004: Alternative European Economic Forum in Warsaw, Poland.
1 May 2004: Million Marijuana March all around the world.
We united to the convocatory of the MMM.
26 June 2004 ENCOD General Assembly in Copenhagen.
End of the springtime campaign on the UN “Day Against Drug Abuse”, and a General Assembly of ENCOD members in order to discuss and make future plans. Read the minutes of the General Assembly.
4 November ENCOD participation in Pompidou Group Meeting at the Council of Europe, Strassbourg.
We received an invitation to speak at an official hearing of the Pompidou Group on the topic of civil society participation in the policy-making process on drugs. The ENCOD presentation at this hearing was overheard by members of the EU Horizontal Drug Group who are also member of the Pompidou Group.
14 and 15 December ENCOD information stand in the European Parliament, Strasbourg.
During the days of the vote on the Catania report in the plenary session of the European Parliament, ENCOD installed an information stand in the corridors of the parliament, offering information and a cup of coca tea to the MEPs and their assistants.