Civil Society Involvement in Drug Policy

Civil Society Involvement in Drug Policy (CSIDP)

is an initiative of a group of organisations, active in this area on national and/or European level and closely connected to the European Civil Society Forum on Drugs. This website provides a platform for information, exchange and cooperation and aims to stimulate inclusion of community members, NGO’s and other Civil Society Organisations (CSO’s) in drug policy decision making. Please contact us to get involved and share your experiences with us.


The next 2 years term for members of The Civil Society Forum on Drugs starts in 2018.

The next meeting of the Forum is scheduled for June 2018. On the meeting, results of the different working groups will be presented and discussed.:

  • Civil Society Engagement with National Drug Policies
  • EU engagement with international institutions
  • EU Drug Strategy and Action Plan.

The Civil Society Form on HIV, Hepatitis and TB has it’s first 2018 meeting 14 – 15 May in Luxembourg.

On this meeting, new working groups will be created:

  • Advocacy to keep health on the political agenda and sustain funding for health related issues
  • Access to treatment and affordability of medicines and diagnostics
  • Address stigma, legal and regulatory barriers  and human rights violations
  • Implementation of combination prevention.

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights issued a report on challenges facing civil society organisations working on human rights in the EU.

This report looks at the different types and patterns of challenges faced by civil society organisations working on human rights in the EU.



Newsletter 1


Newsletter 2



The Regenboog Group (RG) is the main applicant of the project.

RG is an Amsterdam-based NGO committed to people with social problems, such as homelessness, drug and alcohol use and psychiatric disorders. RG is the host of Correlation – European Network Social Inclusion & Health.

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Addiction Research of the Hamburg University (ZIS)

has a sound record of successfully implemented projects on national, European and international level.
The ZIS conducts practice-oriented research in the field of drug policy, drug treatment, harm reduction, monitoring and health promotion for a variety of vulnerable groups such as prisoners, sex workers, women, ageing drug users. It also organises conferences, capacity building seminars and provides education to health professionals.

Apdes (Portugal), Ana Liffey (Ireland), Droghe Forum (Italy), Lila (Italy), Initiative of Health (Bulgaria)

are all leading CSOs in their country, working with marginalized groups and people and engaging in political dialogue.

  • Ana Liffey also provides the chair of the civil society working group in the current CSF on Drugs.
  • Lila provided the co-chair of the Civil society Forum on HIV/AIDS.


is a research institute in Slovenia, engaged in national and European projects, also chairing the working group on quality standards at the Civil society Forum on Drugs.

A number of relevant European Networks support the activities:

  • European Civil Society Forum on Drugs
  • European Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS
  • International Drug Policy Consortium
  • Harm Reduction International (European Harm Reduction Network),
  • European Network of People Who Use Drugs
  • European AIDS Treatment Group


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Civil Society Involvement in Drug Policy (CSIDP)
c/o Foundation De REGENBOOG GROEP
tel. +31 20 570 7826 (direct)
Droogbak 1d
1013 GE Amsterdam
The Netherlands


 Co-funded by the European Union