The main objectives of the Public Hearing were to discuss the 'Report on Global Illicit Drugs Market 1998-2007' and to define the conclusions of the Report that will be brought out by ENDOC during the General UNODC Conference in Vienna. The participants were EU NGO representatives, as well as members of the European Commission and Parliament.

The common denominator in the discussions was the necessity to respect the human rights of drug users, especially when it comes to treatment.

This meeting was a unique opportunity for NGO Veza to share ideas and problems regarding drug policy issues with the government representative of the Ministry of Health and the Euro Health Group for three days. This Public Hearing helped NGO Veza to build a bridge of cooperation with the Ministry of Health and therefore with other state institutions competent to help drug users in Serbia.

The following document provides additional information on the Public Hearing.