2009-05-11 EMCDDA CELEBRATED 15 YEARS OF DRUG MONITORING WITH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
From 06- 08 May 2009 in Lisbon, Portugal, experts and policymakers gathered for an international conference, underlined the need for rapid and innovative responses to Europe’s changing drugs problem. Organised by the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA), and commemorating 15 years of monitoring Europe’s drug phenomenon, the event was dedicated to 'Identifying Europe’s information needs for effective drug policy'. The event reflected on past achievements and future challenges.
The purpose of the conference was to identify key questions and challenges arising from a constantly evolving drug situation and to assess the type of information needed to address it in the coming years. Some 300 policymakers, researchers and practitioners from Europe, North America and Australia, considered the major challenges arising from today’s drug situation, and the type of information required to respond to it in future. The focus of the conference was on the following themes:
The conference was inaugurated by Prime Minister of Portugal, José Sócrates, and declared by the President of the Portuguese Republic Anibal Cavaco Silva.
On the event the new poster of Bulgarian National Focal Point was presented.