The Lithuanian EU Presidency has invited the members of the EU Civil Society Forum’s Core Group to attend the December 9 meeting of the EU Horizontal Working Party on Drugs (HDG), where we will have an opportunity to speak on behalf of the Forum.

This will be an excellent opportunity to present our position on the meaningful involvement of the Forum to the work of the HDG.

We intend to present the impact of the financial crisis on drug prevention, treatment and harm reduction services from the perspective of non-governmental organizations -- whether the crisis had any effect on trends related to drug use and how financial austerity measures affected the access to and availability of essential services in their respective countries.

We ask you to complete the following questionnaire by November 30. Your responses are vital for us to prepare an adequate presentation for the EU member states.

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