ENCOD STATEMENT ON NEW EU DRUG STRATEGY
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
THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
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 […]
EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND ITS (PUBLIC) CONSULTATIONS ON DRUG POLICY
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 […]
REPORT ON 5TH CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM
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.
ENCOD ASKS EUROPEAN UNION FOR A TRUE DIALOGUE ON DRUGS
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 TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Questions posed by Members of European Parliament Dennis DE JONG, GUE/NGL, SP and Sophie IN ‘T VELD, ALDE, D66 (Netherlands),
MEETING CORE GROUP FOR CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM
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.
EUROPEAN COMMISSION ANNOUNCES EVALUATION OF DRUG STRATEGY
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.
FOURTH CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM
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 […]