COPOLAD meets countries’ demand from Latin America and the Caribbean to visit the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) which is reference agency of the EU. Spain leads this yearly initiative that on this occasion convenes in Lisbon more than 70 experts with the objective to keep promoting development and cooperation among the National Drug Observatories of the CELAC region. Portugal successful example serves as a reference for best practices in the region and will be presented to the visiting countries.
1.2 - Promote the establishment of sustainable information-sharing agreements between NAs, NDOs and other stakeholders in CELAC countries, which can provide key information to assess threats and deal effectively with the new psychoactive drugs.
1.6 - Continue to develop training opportunities focused in building capacities for strategic planning and the use of monitoring methods and tools, which can be mutually complementary.