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The 16th newsletter from DPNSEE, has just been published!

The trimestral newsletter #16 of the “Drug Policy Network in SE Europe” has just arrived, with news from the activities of its member-organizations for the period October – December 2018!

You can read it or download it here.

Human Rights Day: Persons Who Use Drugs Count!

On the occasion of the Human Rights Day (December 10th), organization “Diogenis – Drug Policy Dialogue”, concludes its awareness campaign entitled “Persons Who Use Drugs Count”. This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948.

Worldwide, we have seen large-scale abuses of international human rights in the name of the drug control system. The “Persons Who Use Drugs Count” campaign, is calling for a drug policy focused on human rights, where the epicenter is the human being and its fundamental needs, ensuring that “no one is left behind”.

You can read the full document here.

 

The trimestral newsletter of DPNSEE just reached issue #15!

The trimestral newsletter #15 of the “Drug Policy Network in SE Europe” has just arrived, with news from the activities of its member-organizations for the period July – September 2018!

You can read it or download it here.

New report: Regional Conference 2018 at Thessaloniki

The report of the Annual Regional Conference in South East Europe, which was organized by “Diogenis Drug Policy Dialogue”in Thessaloniki from 8-9 June 2018, is now available at our website.

The conference brought together representatives of NGOs, Policy makers and researchers from 9 countries, active in the drugs field in the region, in order to discuss drug policy developments and trends, in view of socio-political developments and the implementation of the recommendations of the UNGASS outcome Document 2016.

You can download or read the full report (English) here.

Report on meeting of NGOs and National Coordinators of SE Europe

“Diogenis, Drug Policy Dialogue” in co-operation with the “Drug Policy Network in South East Europe” (DPNSEE) and the Office for Combating Drugs of the republic of Serbia, organised a meeting between representatives of National Authorities responsible for Drug Policy in the Countries of the South East European Region and NGOs working in the drugs field in these counties, took place in Belgrade, Serbia.

The main issues discussed at the meeting were:
a. The current situation of cooperation between National Authorities and NGOs in the field of Drugs. Positive experiences and challenges that require action in the future.
b. Mutual expectations of good cooperation between NGOs and national authorities. The possible benefit of a good relationship between NGOs and State authorities and models of NGO participation in decision making that exist in the countries of the region. Conditions that are required for a meaningful participation.
c. The developments in drug policy in the coming years and in particular the implementation of the recommendations of the UNGASS 2016 “outcome document” and the co-operation between Civil Society and national authorities. Areas of co-operation between NGOs and the competent authorities that can contribute to a more humane and effective drug policy.
d. Structures of co-operation between the states of the South East European region that can be used to promote the drug policy issue as a priority on their agenda.

The aim of the meeting was to discuss about the cooperation between authorities and NGOs at the national level, open up the possibility to exchange information and experiences of good practices and reflect on perspectives of future cooperation. This meeting was part of the activities of the action plan 2018 of the project “Strengthening NGO capacity and promoting public health and human rights oriented drug policy in South Eastern Europe”, financially supported by the European Commission and the Open Society Foundations (OSF).

You can read the full report here.

 

 

Reference on “Diogenis” at the news portal virus.com

Reference of the participation of “Diogenis” at the common activity (along with other NGOs) for the international campaign “Support. Don’t Punish”, on June 26th.

https://virus.com.gr/ypostirixi-ochi-timoria/

 

Publication at the news portal news247

An article by Christos Demetis, reporter, about the annual regional conference, organized by “Diogenis” at Thessaloniki (8-9 June), with the subject of “Drug policy in the context of socio-political developments and the implementation of the recommendations of the UNGASS 2016 outcome document”.

https://www.news247.gr/reportaz/i-dioxi-kata-ton-narkotikon-den-esose-kanenan.6623461.html

 

Article at Athens Voice news portal

Article about a crowdfunding campaign by Diogenis, for the needs of an interactive digital tool for people that are working on the street, supporting vulnerable populations and drug users.

http://www.athensvoice.gr/greece/428917_crowdfunding-ekstrateia-gia-toys-hristes-psyhodrastikon-oysion