ENCOD’s Statement to the Civil Society Forum on Drugs and the European Commission about the current situation in international drug policy and the need for regulation, based on Human Rights and protection of Public Health
A Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union says more about the selection committee then about the EU. The EU as an example of democracy, human rights and transparent dialogue? Think again. Inside the European Union, on a daily basis, human rights are violated and principles of transparency and democracy are overruled by the prohibition […]
On 19 October 2011, the European Commission announced a public consultation on drug policy. For this consultation, a private company was hired (the Rand Corporation). This company organises the consultation through a survey which can only be filled in by people who receive a special code. We do not know who are the people who […]
On 13 & 14 April 2011, the 5th session of the Civil Society Forum on Drug Policy in the EU was held in Brussels. Frederick Polak and Bruno Valkeneers participated on behalf of Encod.
In this letter written to the European Parliament in september 2005, Encod encouraged the EP to make a start with the organisation of a true dialogue between citizens and authorities on drug policy in the EU. 6 years later, we are still waiting.
Questions posed by Members of European Parliament Dennis DE JONG, GUE/NGL, SP and Sophie IN ‘T VELD, ALDE, D66 (Netherlands),
On 8 November, the meeting of the core group of the EU Civil Society Forum on Drug Policy took place. Encod is a member of this group (together with Correlation, Irefrea, INPUD, EHRN and EURAD). The first meeting of the core group took place on 15 June 2010.
In an answer to a parliamentary question, Eurocommissioner Viviane Reding announces a new evaluation of drug policy in the European Union. The question remains if its conclusions will have any impact on policymaking at all.
ENCOD was invited to the fourth session of the Civil Society Forum on EU Drug Policy that will be held on December 13th and 14th 2010 in Brussels, Belgium. The agenda of this meeting was prepared at the meeting of the core group to take place on 8 November 2010 Read also the report on […]