The 3rd South East European Drug Policy Network Conference , Thessaloniki 3 and 4 March 2011

Approaches to treatment of drug dependence – quality of services and effectiveness of interventions.

A group of 24 NGO participants and policy makers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYR Macedonia), Greece, Croatia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia participated in the meeting. This was the third meeting of the SEE network since it was formed in March 2010.
The aim of the seminar was to learn about the background, the methodology of work, the effectiveness and the challenges of the programmes implemented by the Therapy Centre for Dependent Individuals (KETHEA) and the Organisation Against Drugs (OKANA). Participants visited KETHEA and OKANA programmes in Thessaloniki and discussed the feedback of the visits in a plenary session, exchanging information about practices in other countries in the South European Region. The seminar aimed also to discuss ideas and proposals for the strategy and action plan of the Network for 2011-2012 and to share drug law developments in the SEE countries and NGO involvement.
You can read the conference report here.