Past events

  1. 30 May

    ISSDP Annual Conference

    From 30/05/2023 to 01/06/2023

    16th Annual Conference of The International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) – Leuven, Belgium, 30 May – 1 June

    ISSDP conference 2023

    The ISSDP, a society of scholars committed to advancing drug policy research, will organize its annual conference to address the following themes: new evidence and insights about cannabis policy changes; transformations in illegal markets; regional policy changes and challenges; the voices of lived experience in drug policy; drug policymaking and the use of evidence; forward-looking drug policy issues; and new data and methodological advances.

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  2. 09 May

    International Conference on Social & Vocational Integration

    From 09/05/2023 to 10/05/2023

    XXIV Conference of the Proyecto Hombre Association: International Seminar on Social & Occupational Integration, 9-10 May 2023, Madrid (España)

    Organised by the association Proyecto Hombre, the conference aims to present and promote innovative experiences in the field of socio-professional integration of people with addiction problems and/or social exclusion. Online participation: click below to receive streaming link

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  3. 08 May

    Teens and substance use: what can parents do?

    From 08/05/2023 to 08/05/2023

    Teens and substance use: what can parents do? – Webinar by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) – 8 May, 2023, 13:00 CEST (UTC+2)

    This webinar will discuss how to help adults better manage the risks or potential risks associated with substance use in adolescence according to evidence-based practices. In conversation with Ina Koning, prevention researcher, University of Amsterdam, Terese Glatz, parenting researcher, Örebro University, Sweden, Gregor Burkhart, senior prevention analyst, EMCDDA. Chairperson: Rachele Donini, prevention expert, Italy

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  4. 08 May

    25th Ibero-American Seminar on Drugs and Cooperation

    From 08/05/2023 to 10/05/2023

    25th Ibero-American Seminar on Drugs and Cooperation, RIOD – 8-10 May 2023, in Madrid and online

    The Ibero-American Network of NGOs working on Drugs and Addictions (RIOD) will organize its 25th annual seminar based on the following theme: “Creating intervention models and networks within public policies”. Click on link below to register and download programme

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  5. 04 May

    Drugs Consumption Rooms Around the World

    From 04/05/2023 to 05/05/2023

    Drug consumption rooms around the world: working together to provide a local response – Conference, 4-5 May 2023, Strasbourg, France

    A growing number of cities are supporting, experiementing with or planning the development of a drug consumption room: a pragmatic response to the health and social damage associated with the use of drugs.  the aim of the conference is to promote this model, and to harmonize French and European policies on risk and harm reduction.

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  6. 28 Apr

    Leadership and Organizational Climate – Free Webinar

    From 28/04/2023 to 28/04/2023

    Free Ecett Webinar for Managers – Friday 28 April, 10:00 am

    Ecett Networks, an association that organizes knowledge exchanges in the human service sector will dedicate a webinar to organizational issues, including a presentation by Anette McManmon, from Coolmine TC, a treatment centre that provides self-help based, residential recovery services, about the “Servant leadership approach”.

    The second presentation, by Krzistof Szadejko, will focus on the organizational climate and wellbeing of people, and how to improve them. Link to join the webinar: – click on button below to view the flyer

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  7. 16 Mar

    CND66 – Side Event by Dianova International

    From 16/03/2023 to 16/03/2023

    A Gender-Sensitive Drug Policy, What Does It Entail? Thursday 16 March, 9:10-10:00 am CET

    This in-person side event will present a number of challenges, as well as good practices opening the way to effectively mainstreaming a gender perspective into policies and programmes developed by international fora, intergovernmental organizations, Member States and civil society organizations – Organized by Dianova International on behalf of the Civil Society Forum on Drugs of the EU

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  8. 16 Mar

    CND66 – Side Event by WFTC

    From 16/03/2023 to 16/03/2023

    Opportunities and challenges within Therapeutic Communities to Serve Vulnerable Populations – From the declaration of Mallorca to the World social Report – 16 March 2023, 13:00-13:50 CET

    Organized by the World Federation of Therapeutic Communities (WFTC) with co-sponsoring of Dianova, Proyecto Hombre and other organizations, this online event will discuss the main actions to undertake in the areas of treatment, recovery and social reintegration of people with substance dependence following the declaration of Mallorca, as well as the scope of therapeutic communities by country and region based on the WFTC world social report – event available in English and Portuguese – click on link to access event

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  9. 15 Mar

    CND66 – Side Event by Association Proyecto Hombre

    From 15/03/2023 to 15/03/2023

    The Impact of Drugs on Children and Youth: Effective Responses – Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 08:00-08:50 am (CET)

    While much progress has been made, children and youth continue to be affected by the detrimental impact of drugs. Organized by Association Proyecto Hombre, this side event will focus on some of the ffective initiatives developed by community-based organizations in collaboration with member states and international organizations. The event will also provide an opportunity to present the views of young people through a statement by one of their representatives. Simultaneous interpretation English/Spanish available

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  10. 15 Mar

    CND66 – Side Event by RIOD/UNAD

    From 15/03/2023 to 15/03/2023

    Drugs and Criminal Justice – The Situation in Latin America and Spain – Side event to CND66, wednesday 15 March, 13:00-13:50 CET

    Organized by UNAD, the Spanish network for addiction treatment, and RIOD, the Latin-American network of organizations working in the field of addiction, this event will provide a gender-oriented perspective on the situation of inmates with substance use disorders in Spain, and that of family members of people incarcerated for drug-related offenses. Lastly, speakers will discuss overdoses in prison and the policies implemented in Latin American countries.

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  11. 15 Mar

    CND66 – Side Event by CCSA

    From 15/03/2023 to 15/03/2023

    It all Begins with health – Using a Substance Use Health Lens to Achieve Broad Improvements in Drug and Governement Policy – Wednesday 15 March, 08:00 – 08:50, Room MOE05

    Organized by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), this side event will provide an opportunity to understand the principles of health with respect to substance use and its application in various areas.

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  12. 14 Mar

    CND66 – Side Event by RAG AP

    From 14/03/2023 to 14/03/2023

    Data Driven Prevention Programmes for Youth, Sports, Family Organisations, Community Included – Tuesday 14 March, 8:00-8:50 CET

    The Rotary Action Group for Addiction Prevention (RAG-AP) will organize this hybrid side event (in-person and online) to promote the design and implmenetation of data driven prevention programmes. Speakers will present a number of good practices that encourage action-oriented family prevention. Click on the link below to view flyer and access the event

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  13. 14 Mar

    CND66 – Side Event by RIO

    From 14/03/2023 to 14/03/2023

    Between Human Rights and Drug Control: Possibilities and Barriers for Ending Stigma for Drug Users – Tuesday 14 March, 09:10 – 10:00 CET, Room MOE05

    Organized by RIO, member of the Dianova network in Norway, this side event will seek to explore the topic of ending stigma for drug users within the framework of human rights and drug control policies. Click on link below to view flyer, including speakers’ list

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  14. 13 Mar

    66th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

    From 13/03/2023 to 17/01/2023

    66th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) – 13-17 March, 2023, The United Nations Office at Vienna (Austria)



     Side events and exhibitions may be organized by Member States, international organizations and NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC; application period: 9-20 January, click here for details. In addition, the Vienna NGO Committee is arranging a series of informal dialogues with the Executive Director of UNODC and the President of INCB among others. To submit a question, please fill in this form by 15 Feb.

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  15. 13 Mar

    CND66 – Side Event COPOLAD III

    From 13/03/2023 to 13/03/2023

    Promoting Human-Centered Drug Policies with a Sustainable Development Approach – COPOLAD III – European Union / Latin America and the Caribbean Cooperation – Monday 13 March, 13:00 – 13:50 CET, room M2

    In a relevant moment for the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean partnership, this event will provide the opportunity to reflect and present some of the main pillars of COPOLAD III, a bi- regional cooperation program that promotes drug policy improvements to assure better results for the people and their communities.

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  16. 01 Mar

    CND66 – IDPC Webinar

    From 01/03/2023 to 01/03/2023

    CND66 – Key Issues and Opportunities – IDPC Webinar, 1 March 2023, 13:00 GMT via Zoom (Click to check your time zone)


    The webinar will focus on the 66th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs  (CND) which will take place in Vienna from 13-17 March 2023. The webinar will shed light on the issues that are likely to weigh in on the discussions, including growing drug policy dissensions among Member States, tensions resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the preparations for the mid-term review of the 2019 Ministerial Declaration. The webinar will be available in English, Spanish and French. 

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  17. 24 Feb

    Low threshold and prevention – Ecett Webinar

    From 24/02/2023 to 24/02/2023

    Low threshold and prevention – Webinar, 24 February, 2023, 10:00 am (UTC +1)

    The Ecett network, an association that organizes knowledge exchanges between professionals in the human services sector, will host this webinar to discuss a number of practices dedicated to helping people who use drugs, whether by offering them small jobs (France), by providing them with day care interventions (Italy), or by dealing with the risk behaviours at night (Belgium) – Click here to join the webinar

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  18. 27 Jan

    Civil society perspectives ahead of the 152nd Session of the WHO Executive Board

    From 27/01/2023 to 27/01/2023

    What’s on, and what is to be done: Civil society perspectives ahead of the 152nd Session of the WHO Executive Board – 23- 27 January, 2023

    In the week before the 152nd Session of the WHO Executive Board, a series of public policy debates and civil society strategy meetings organized by the Geneva Global Health Hub (G2H2) and its members will provide spaces for sharing, assessing and debating health policy and governance challenges. The first debate will take place on Monday 23 January, 15:00 – 16:30 CET via Zoom. Click below for programme details and registration

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  19. 10 Jan

    The Impact of Substance Use on Louisiana Women & Families

    From 10/01/2023 to 10/01/2023

    The Impact of Substance Use on Louisiana Women & Families, January 10, 2023, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (Central Time Zone) – 17:30 – 19:00 (UTC+1)

    The La. Behavioral Health Advisory Council Committee on Children and Youth and Committee on Advocacy jointly present a virtual panel discussion on the Impact of Substance Use on Louisiana Women and Families. Open poster image to access Zoom access link (registration not required).

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