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  • Challenges and struggles to improve gender equity in drug policies

    Challenges and struggles to improve gender equity in drug policies

    Published on 19/11/21

    Gender roles and relationships affect use, access to substances, initiation of use, responses to advertising, marketing and promotion of legal substances, and how substance use functions as a response to experiences of gender-based trauma, care, poverty, social ties, inequality or marginalisation. It also affects responses to treatments, policies, and health promotion or harm reduction messages. In this article we offer some good practices for taking a critical look at policies.

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  • COPOLAD exchange the experience of italian antidrug services in the fight against drug trafficking

    COPOLAD exchange the experience of italian antidrug services in the fight against drug trafficking

    Published on 22/10/21

    The session was attended by Antonio De Cristofaro, from the Italian Anti-Drug Services as representative of the COPOLAD program on drugs,  who shared the experience of the Italian Anti-Drug Services on drug trafficking, highlighting the importance of new technologies and cooperation between countries.  

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  • Presentation of COPOLAD III at the meeting of the EU-CELAC Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism on Drugs

    Presentation of COPOLAD III at the meeting of the EU-CELAC Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism on Drugs

    Published on 25/06/21

    Javier Sagredo, director of the Cooperation Programme between Latin America, the Caribbean and the EU on drug policies, presented its latest phase (COPALAD III) at a high-level political dialogue meeting held by the EU-CELAC Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism on Drugs. This third phase, which is set to last four years, will focus on sustainable development, human rights, public health, gender equality and citizen safety.

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  • Alternatives to imprisonment, a necessity now and in the future

    Alternatives to imprisonment, a necessity now and in the future

    Published on 11/06/20

    More than 200 representatives from more than 30 European, Latin American and Caribbean institutions attended the webinar "Alternatives Measures to Imprisonment in Times of COVID-19 and Future Challenges" organised by the regional European Union programmes EL PAcCTO, EUROsociAL+ and COPOLAD II.

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  • Virtual Closing Meeting successfully puts an ending point to the second phase of the COPOLAD Programme

    Virtual Closing Meeting successfully puts an ending point  to the second phase of the COPOLAD Programme

    Published on 11/06/20

    After four and a half years, the European programme of bi-regional cooperation between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean on drugs policies finish its second phase. 45 countries from CELAC and the EU regions, and more than 200 participants, wanted to join this closing meeting, which is also the farewell of the Director of the Programme for almost 10 years, Teresa Salvador-Llivina.

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