Western Europe remains at the forefront of evidence-based harm reduction and treatment interventions. The majority of the countries in the region have adopted a health-based strategy towards drug use (including decriminalisation of possession for personal use), and are moving towards more proportionate sentences for drug offences.
The conference will explore different models of resistance, placing affected communities at the heart of activity. The conference will address self-organisation, public campaigning and transformative politics with particular focus on the lessons being learnt from previous and current high profile public judicial Inquires in the hope of shaping a new future where both equality and justice can prevail and where human rights are not compromised.
In Brussels, the Civil Society Forum on Drugs discusses the future of the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction and the drug coordination and funding system of the European Commission, weakened by political tensions on the EU's future.