Brussels – 20 June 2017 An expert panel was held in the European Parliament organized by Michał Boni MEP, Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Polish Drug Policy Network on “Public safety and public health – municipal drug policies in the Member States”. Representatives of groups working “in the trenches” […]
On December 6th, 2013, activists for drug policy reform from all over Europe gathered in Brussels to adopt a manifest for safe and healthy drug policies. This manifest contains ten recommendations to the European council, that were made by the European Parliament in 2004. None of these have been implemented. With the following letter, Encod […]
European Parliament recommendation to the Council and the European Council on the EU drugs strategy (2005-2012) (2004/2221(INI)) Rapporteur: Giusto Catania Source: European Parliament
ENCOD’s Statement to the Civil Society Forum on Drugs and the European Commission about the current situation in international drug policy and the need for regulation, based on Human Rights and protection of Public Health
A Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union says more about the selection committee then about the EU. The EU as an example of democracy, human rights and transparent dialogue? Think again. Inside the European Union, on a daily basis, human rights are violated and principles of transparency and democracy are overruled by the prohibition […]
On 19 October 2011, the European Commission announced a public consultation on drug policy. For this consultation, a private company was hired (the Rand Corporation). This company organises the consultation through a survey which can only be filled in by people who receive a special code. We do not know who are the people who […]
On 13 & 14 April 2011, the 5th session of the Civil Society Forum on Drug Policy in the EU was held in Brussels. Frederick Polak and Bruno Valkeneers participated on behalf of Encod.
In this letter written to the European Parliament in september 2005, Encod encouraged the EP to make a start with the organisation of a true dialogue between citizens and authorities on drug policy in the EU. 6 years later, we are still waiting.
Questions posed by Members of European Parliament Dennis DE JONG, GUE/NGL, SP and Sophie IN ‘T VELD, ALDE, D66 (Netherlands),