In 2006, ENCOD continued to monitor the preparation process of the dialogue between authorities and civil society on EU drug policy.
In October 2005, Spanish police had confiscated the collective plantation of Pannagh, an association of cannabis consumers and producers in Bilbao, Basque country. ENCOD started a campaign in support of the association. On January 16th, MEP Giusto Catania sent [some questions to
EU Commissioner for Justice Franco Frattini->article70].
On January 26th and 27th, The European Commission organised a Conference on Civil Society and Drugs in the European Union.
ENCOD prepared a press release and an official statement for the conference. Approx. 60 representatives of European civil society attended the conference, 1/3 of them being members of ENCOD. The Conference ended with an engagement of the European Commission to start up the dialogue in 2007.
In the end of June, the European Commission produced a Green Paper on the upcoming dialogue with civil society on drug policy in Europe, asking for comments to be sent in before 30 September. ENCODs comments were summarised in the Green Pepper.
November 6 and 7: The Road to Vienna 2008
In co-operation with two fractions of the European Parliament, ENCOD organised the Road to Vienna 2008, a conference on Europe’s role with regard to the UN drug summit in March 2008.
At the end of the Conference, the Declaration “Road to Vienna 2008” was adopted.