The new EU Action Plan on Drugs, 2017 – 2020.

In early July, the European Union issued the long-awaited action plan on drugs, 2017-2020.

The final text includes actions and recommendations on prevention, harm reduction, treatment and reintegration, as well as on better handling of illicit psychoactive substances.

However, Article 8 highlights the role of civil society organizations either as a source of information or as supervisors for the development of the implementation of the action plan by country and in the European Union. In particular, it refers to the Civil Society Forum on Drugs, as the official forum for dialogue with the relevant Commission bodies, in which “Diogenis” is a member of its thematic committees, as well as participant of the annual meeting in Brussels.

You can read or download the action plan text here.