CSIDP Conference

on 5 November 2018 in Brussels

The CSIDP Conference

will  bring together civil society organisations, national and European policy makers and other stakeholders to discuss for the very first time  the importance of civil society involvement in drug policy. The conference will present the level of involvement in European Member States, provide models of good practice and will critically discuss potential bottlenecks and shortcomings. The following questions will be addressed: Why is civil society involvement important? What has been achieved so far? How can the civil society involvement be improved? What are the main  principles for meaningful involvement and what is needed for this on European, national and local level?

The two Civil Society Fora – the one on Drugs and the one on HIV, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis – will present present their activities on European and international level. Relevant stakeholders, including governmental officials and civil society representatives will share different approaches and perspectives. Interactive sessions will enable the participants to discuss the role and the limitations of civil society and inspire each other to improve the cooperation and the dialogue between civil society and policy makers.

Programme Committee

Katrin Schiffer, Correlation Network,
Eberhard Schatz, Correlation Network,
Jose Queiroz, Apdes,
Marcus Keane, ALDP,
Matej Košir, UTRIP,
Anna Lyubenova, Initiative for Health,
Marta Pinto, Apdes,
Susanna Ronconi, Forum Droghe,
Lella Cosmaro, Lila,
Harald Lahusen, ZIS, University Hamburg,
Marcus-Sebastian Martens, ZIS, University Hamburg.


For the CSF Drugs:

Laurene Collard, Federation Addiction,
Peter Sarosi, Drugreporter.




Programme of the Conference

Presentations and Photos of the Conference


The conference took place in the premises of the European Commission in Brussels.

Albert Borschette Congress Center
Rue Froissant 36
Brussels – Etterbeek


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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