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Public consultation on the Communication "Towards a Stronger European Response to Drugs"

Date: 03/02/2012

Objective of the consultation

Europe is facing fresh challenges in the field of illicit drugs - new methods for trafficking illicit drugs and their chemical precursors, rapid emergence of new psychoactive substances, and reducing the demand for drugs and the harms that they cause.

The European Commission has presented a strategy for the next two years to tackle these challenges in the Communication "Towards a Stronger European Response to Drugs", which was adopted on 25 October 2011.

This consultation aims at gathering the opinion of individuals and stakeholders that have an interest in and would like to shape the EU anti-drugs policy. The consultation is designed to help the European Commission identify what are the EU-level actions on which it should focus in order to bring added value in the field of anti-drugs policy.

Period of consultation

The public consultation lasted from 28 October 2011 to 03 February 2012. Thank you for your contributions!

Questions

1)     What actions should the EU take to prevent the production of illicit drugs and their smuggling to and within the EU?

2)     What regulatory measures should the EU develop to contain the spread of new psychoactive substances?

3)     How can the EU help improve the availability, accessibility and quality of drug prevention, treatment and harm reduction services in the Member States?

Reference documents

Communication COM(2011) 689 Towards a stronger European Response to Drugs pdf български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

Press Release European Commission seeks stronger EU response to fight dangerous new synthetic drugs Choose translations of the previous link 

Results of consultation

A summary of contributionspdf(381 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  to the public consultation.
The contributions to this consultation have informed the Commission's legislative package on new psychoactive substances adopted on 17 September 2013 – COM(2013) 168 finalpdf(72 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  and COM(2013) 169 final.
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Incoming contributions will be published on the website. It is possible to request that submissions remain confidential. In this case, contributors should expressly state in their submission that they oppose publication.
For further information on privacy rulings for this public consultation see the following Specific Privacy Statementpdf(19 kB) Choose translations of the previous link .

Replies to the consultation

Governments and EU bodies

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reformpdf(171 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Gesundheitpdf(140 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Department of Justice Catalanpdf(14 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Dirección General de Atención a las Drogodependencias - Gobierno de Canariaspdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Europolpdf(41 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
German Medical Association (Bundesärztekammer)pdf(18 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, the Scottish Governmentpdf(518 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forumpdf(89 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre (Narcotics)pdf(98 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
UK Home Officepdf(116 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

Non-governmental organisations

Associazione Cura Dipendenze Patologichepdf(13 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Association Européenne des Spécialités Pharmaceutiques Grand Publicpdf(297 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Association Méditerranéenne de Prévention et de Traitement des Addictionspdf(18 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Working group, joint action of AOK Nordwest and KV Westfalen Lippepdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Active - sobriety, friendship and peacepdf(33 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Cannabis Sans Frontièrespdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Chanvre Infopdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Clear Cannabispdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Dianovapdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Diogenispdf(301 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Drug Scoutspdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
European Alcohol Policy Alliancepdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
European Humanist Federationpdf(107 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
European Harm Reduction Networkpdf(21 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
European Institute of Studies on Preventionpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Energy Control Coordinationpdf(288 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Federación andaluza ENLACEpdf(19 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
European Public Health Alliancepdf(54 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
EU HIV/AIDS Civil society Forumpdf(147 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Europe Against Drugs (EURAD)pdf(536 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Europe Against Drugs Netherlands Work Grouppdf(23 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
European Association of Judgespdf(92 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
European Treatment Centers for Drug Addictionpdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
International Drug Policy Consortiumpdf(476 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Intercultural European Systempdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
International Juvenile Justice Observatorypdf(313 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IOGT Int.pdf(30 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IOGT NTOpdf(18 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Itaca European Association of Professionals working in the Drug Fieldpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Asociación Proyecto Hombrepdf(17 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Regenboeg Groeppdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
REVISIONpdf(91 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Riksförbundet Narkotikafritt Samhällepdf(17 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Transform Drug Policy Foundationpdf(128 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
TransNationaI Institutepdf(161 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Institute for Research and Development 'Utrip'pdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
World Federation Against Drugspdf(22 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

Companies

Procter & Gamblepdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Sarah Graham Solutionspdf(10 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Social Awareness Service Organisationpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

Citizens

Adam Paskpdf(17 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Alexandros Filippidispdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Alix Triadonpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Ana Munozpdf(8 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Andre Kristoffer Dahlpdf(6 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Andre Piziopdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Anonymous1pdf(51 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Anonymous2pdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Antii Lainepdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
B. Compton-Carrpdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Benzcopdf(7 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Blubber Berndpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Brian Edmondspdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Carsten Dobschatpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Chris Blackpdf(9 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
CIECpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
D. Charles Woodspdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Daniel Mancerapdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Daniel Ovidiapdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
David Galsterpdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Deeree Reedeepdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Doug Sparkspdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Ed Gutteridgepdf(8 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
EnginSoft SPApdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Enrico Fletzerpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Federico Bettenipdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Friedrich Raupdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Gavin Murraypdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Ghehioueche Faridpdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
H. Freundpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
H. Morrisseypdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Henri Maubertpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Hoffmanpdf(9 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
I. Fornis Espinosapdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Ian Dunphypdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Ian Stewartpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Jackpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Jack C.pdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Jamespdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Janina Klannpdf(57 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Janne Puustellipdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
J. Biermanskipdf(47 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Johannes Demlpdf Choose translations of the previous link 
Johnpdf(9 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Jonas Mellbergpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Jose Carranzapdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Juan Carlospdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Jukka Makinenpdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Julienpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Jurgen Blankepdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Kolja Zschaupdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
L. Olias Lopezpdf Choose translations of the previous link 
Livia Maitinopdf(6 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Luca Zambonipdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Luke Bennpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Manuel Gluckpdf(17 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Mark Hardingpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Mark Kirbypdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Marta Pintopdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Martyn McVaypdf Choose translations of the previous link 
Matthew Heenanpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Matze Meyerpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Maxpdf(18 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Max Walterpdf(8 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Michael Klarpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Michael McCannpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Michelle Lapaditepdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Naomi Stanleypdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Natalie Wetenhallpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Nicolaspdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Olivier Gehrsitzpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Olivier Lesnepdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Ossi Vijakainenpdf(18 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Oulu Universitypdf(18 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Paul Lemmenspdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Paul Tansleypdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Pedropdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Peter Websterpdf(17 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Philip Walshpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
R.A.pdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Risto Virepdf(18 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Rom Suceava Policepdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
S.ja Olli Aypdf(18 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
S. Langfordpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Sc. Crime & Drug Enforcementpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Self Employedpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Simon Keldermanspdf(18 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Simo Seunapdf(18 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Smokeshoppdf(8 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Stephanie Gugnypdf(13 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Stephen Kavanaghpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Stuart Harperpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Terry Dohertypdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Tim Mortonpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Tim Wardpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Unemploymentpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Uni Kasselpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Universitypdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Victor Luispdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Ville Vettenrantapdf(18 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

Others

Cannabis Law Reformpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Centre des Prévention des Toxicomaniespdf(21 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Centre for Interdisciplinary Addiction Research of the Hamburg Universitypdf(8 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Department for anti-drug policies - Presidency of the Council of Ministers - Italypdf(21 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Gesundheit Österreich Gmbhpdf(83 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Institut national des hautes études de la sécurité et de la justice (INHESJ)pdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Policia Municipalpdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

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