DIOGENIS Drug Policy Dialogue
Description: ?DIOGENIS? ? Drug Policy Dialogue ? is a non-profit organization, whose main objectives are: (a) to promote drug policy dialogue in Southeast Europe and drug law reform oriented toward public health and human rights, (b) to enhance the cooperation with national and international authorities working in the field of drugs and (c) to monitor all the latest developments at national, regional, european and international level.?DIOGENIS? is working in this direction through cooperation with: the responsible policy makers, NGOs and organizations ? providing services in the area of prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and social (re)integration ? law enforcement authorities, scientists, research institutions, and civil society.
Address: 8 Fokionos st. 10563 Athens Greece
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Drug Policy Dialogue
Promote objective and open dialogue at national, regional and international level in order to achieve a coherent, consistent and effective drug policy based on the exchange of views on dilemmas that the international drug policy is facing and debate on evidence-based strategies to be followed in order to resolve the problematic aspects of the current policy on drugs at local, national and international level.
Interventions and activities aiming to influence the decision-making process with the aim to promote effective and evidence-based approaches to drug policy, based on human rights and public health through the development of a network with the competent authorities, stakeholders, civil society organizations, scientists and policy makers.
Drug Law Reform
Since 1960?s, the international legal drug control system, as enshrined in the three international UN conventions on drugs, is implemented by the great majority of UN member states. The drug conventions have been transposed into national legislation within the framework of criminal law with repressive measures and punishment. The negative impact of repressive measures has led more and more countries to adapt legislation with measures that divert from the requirements of the drug conventions. An in-depth analysis and a dialogue based on specific data are necessary for a legislative framework that meets modern requirements for effective and continually evaluated practices and methods.
Enhance cooperation and networking among Civil Society organizations, with the objective to achieve better exchange upon evidence-based knowledge, experiences and best practices.
Monitoring and Research
-Monitoring of international trends and developments, highlighting in particular all the latest developments within the European Union and the United Nations-Study the drug situation in Southeast Europe, with special reference to the specific geopolitical and cultural characteristics of the countries in the region-Coordination and implementation of research project in cooperation with scientific institutions (universities and research centers) of SEE countries