LOCAL-PASS started in 2013 as one of 11 projects funded by the European Union (EU) 'Drug Prevention and Information Programme - DPIP'. This Programme is the only EU programme which is dedicated to funding projects against illicit drugs. The Programme provides financial support for projects which aim to exchange and transfer best practice across the EU to improve the quality of prevention treatment services, to reduce drug-related health damage and to prevent drug. This Programme builds on the EU Drugs Strategy and Action plans, the ultimate aim of which is to significantly reduce the social harm and health damage caused by the use of, and trade in, illicit drugs.

Purpose of the conference:

  • Present the results of the Local PASS Project, including tools for identification, risk assessment, and interventions to respond to NPS
  • Share knowledge on, discuss, and review ways to respond to new psychoactive substances
  • Meet and network with other professionals involved in drug prevention and treatment
  • Raise social and political awareness on the subject of new psychoactive substance use

Keynote speakers:

  • Pavel Bem
  • Jane Mounteney
  • Jean-Paul Grund
  • Christian Schneider


The conference is of interest to anyone involved in  drug prevention and treatment, and in particular  (local) government, policy makers, social workers,  health professionals, and research institutions.


Link to the conference page

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