Civil Society

Civil Society involvement in public health and harm reduction. Civil society can be understood as the "third sector" of society, distinct from government and business, and including the family and the private sphere.


EU Civil Society Forum on Drugs: Briefing paper on EU drug policy, the action plan and the need for civil society

This policy paper addess the gap in civil society involvement with national drug policy and provides practical overview of the mechanisms and prinsiples for meaningful civil society involvement.

EU Civil Society Forum on Drugs: Briefing paper on EU drug policy, the action plan and the need for civil society PDF, English

Civil Society Involevement in Drug Policy - A Road Map

The road map for civil soceit involvement is directed at both policy makers and CSOs and its main objective is to provide guidance through the different steps of developing and implementing effective and sustainable civil soceity structures in the field of drug policy on the local, regional and national level, as informed by the best available evidence.

Civil Society Involevement in Drug Policy - A Road Map PDF, English

Amsterdam Drug Scene 1975 - 2010

The European Assessment provides an overview on existing measures to reduce and prevent alcohol and drug related public nuisance. To do so, the assessment combines a qualitative review of scientific and grey literature with expert consultation to which all partners of the project contributed. The Assessment draws attention to the ways in which public space are losing its public function, and the effects it has on people experiencing homelessness and other related marginalized and underserved communities. By identifying the barriers that render these populations vulnerable, and identifying the effects and impact of a selection of inclusive intervention models, the assessment is able to offer recommendations on the level of policy making, service provision, and social life in general.

Amsterdam Drug Scene 1975 - 2010 Website, English

Model Ethical Funding Policy to Help Civil Society Organisations

The document provides an exhaustive list of solutions to problems related to the funding of NGOs. And as ethical issues around funding often lead to issues in NGOs' daily work, the model policy can serve as a great tool for civil society organisations worldwide.

Model Ethical Funding Policy to Help Civil Society Organisations Website, English

Case Study Report on Local Civil Society Actions - Challenges in implementing the EU Action Plan on Drugs at the national level

This report summarises case studies and civil society actions which were carried out by civil society organisations (CSOs) operating in the area of drugs and drug policy across Europe. The case studies were explicitly linked to the EU Drug Action Plan and soughtto enhance the linkage between national and European drug policies.

Case Study Report on Local Civil Society Actions - Challenges in implementing the EU Action Plan on Drugs at the national level PDF, English

Guidelines and Recommendations (English)

Guidelines and Recommendations for the Implementation of Minimum Quality Standards in Drug Demand Reduction in the European Union by Civil Society Organisations (CSO's)

Guidelines and Recommendations (English) PDF, English

Guidelines and Recommendations (Italian)

Guidelines and Recommendations for the Implementation of Minimum Quality Standards in Drug Demand Reduction in the European Union by Civil Society Organisations (CSO's)

Guidelines and Recommendations (Italian) PDF, English

Guidelines and Recommendations (Swedish)

Guidelines and Recommendations for the Implementation of Minimum Quality Standards in Drug Demand Reduction in the European Union by Civil Society Organisations (CSO's)

Guidelines and Recommendations (Swedish) PDF, English

Guidelines and Recommendations (Slovenian)

Guidelines and Recommendations for the Implementation of Minimum Quality Standards in Drug Demand Reduction in the European Union by Civil Society Organisations (CSO's)

Guidelines and Recommendations (Slovenian) PDF, English

Guidelines and Recommendations (Spanish)

Guidelines and Recommendations for the Implementation of Minimum Quality Standards in Drug Demand Reduction in the European Union by Civil Society Organisations (CSO's)

Guidelines and Recommendations (Spanish) PDF, English

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