BITS COPOLAD is an information resource that reports periodically on: News; Publications and scientific research; Job offers; Academic & training opportunities; Agenda of events in the field of drugs policies and a Toolbox of on-line resources and information kits.
Published on 08/03/19
In this issue, we disseminate highlighted documents published by the National Drug Agencies of CELAC countries in early 2019 and share an extensive compilation of latest news in the field of health and drugs policies both at the national and international level. Headlines on #InternationalWomensDay.
At this first alert of 2019, we sum up the key activities held by COPOLAD in 2018. As always, we review and disseminate the latest news and the available evidence in the field of drugs policies, compilated recently.
The new compilation of publications and articles, among which the joint document of COPOLAD and the EMCDDA on trendspotter methodology is particularly relevant. The celebration of the 3rd COPOLAD Annual Week of Precursors in Portugal, the meeting of the working groups in quality criteria for drug demand reduction programmes in Chile, and other activities in which the programme is participating in the international field, among the activities highlighted in this issue.
In this issue, key organizations joining efforts to improve health services for problematic drug users in the CELAC countries, progress shared by COPOLAD in the field of Alternative Development at 3rd CICAD / OAS Experts Meeting, and the presentation of our the Bank of Instruments of Evaluation in drug demand reduction at 9th EUSPR Conference in Lisbon, among other topics.
We collect, in BITS COPOLAD, the latest drug-related evidence that is available in the international scientific community. In this issue, the most important annual publications: European Drug Report and the Drug World Report 2018 and a renewed way to search evidence through our database, along with an updated list of inputs, training and job opportunities, and also activities offered by the main supra-national entities and Drug Agencies from CELAC and EU
Highlights of this meeting which aimed to promote information exchange and best practices to identify and counteract maritime and air cocaine routes, and the most significant aspects associated with police investigation methodologies on cocaine trafficking.
COPOLAD BITS flash ➡ 3rd Intra-Regional Dialogue Forum on Alternative Development
Published on 09/03/18
The 3rd COPOLAD Intra-Regional Dialogue Forum, taking place on 27 February and 1 March 2018, in Lima, Peru, conclude the different work streams under the framework of the sub-component of Alternative Development (AD), among them, to provide opportunities to learn and exchange about recent best practices and innovations of alternative development (AD).
In this issue, we address these topics: New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and Internet for illegal drug selling, with a view to the 2nd COPOLAD II Annual Conference, in Buenos Aires from 16th to 17th May 2017.
With BITS COPOLAD we want to launch a new frequent communication instrument that will inform on the activities carried out at COPOLAD, in addition to referencing and facilitating the identification of information and relevant news for all countries and institutions that make this programme possible. Also, this new communication and exchange instrument, open to all countries, will facilitate the reinforcement of the programme's main goals.
We give an overview the first year of action of COPOLAD and welcome 2017 in this "#0 issue". You are all very welcome to actively participate in BITS COPOLAD.