Abstracts and presentations

Abstracts are published in this section of the websites (please see below the programme committee members).

Deadline for submission of abstracts and for fellowship applications was 21st July 2010 (23:59 CET).

Call for presentations (abstracts):


The presentations at the conference should

  1. address the issue of anti-drug policies and interventions, with special attention being paid to their local aspects
  2. provide information on how to develop and/or enhance the skills of professionals in the fields of prevention, law enforcement, treatment, and harm reduction
  3. contribute to the promotion of integrated anti-drug policy planning on the municipal/local levels
  4. build effective partnerships amongst individuals, organisations, and cities.

Panels are 60-75 minutes in length, and may not include more than 3 speakers.

Conference objectives

  • share experience from different and heterogeneous urban drug policies and interventions between EU cities and with non-EU cities in a non-ideological, target-oriented manner
  • identify different drug policy models
  • identify new trends at the municipal/local anti-drug policy level and provide information on them
  • demonstrate techniques for improving clinical practice and programme administration at the local level
  • analyse new or novel approaches to the improvement of urban/local public safety and public health related to drugs
  • promote a cooperative approach between demand, harm, and supply reduction agencies and bodies
  • promote the benefits of community partnerships.

Suggested topics for presentations and panels

  1. models of drug policy coordination at the municipal level: what works and what does not
  2. the interaction of urban/local anti-drug policies with national policies and international treaties
  3. the interaction of the public, non-governmental, and private sectors in drug policies
  4. NGOs and municipalities: how their operations are funded and what the strategies of cities regarding NGOs in the drug field are, and how they fit into national strategies
  5. urban networks addressing drug issues: EU and non-EU, organisation and priorities, aims and outcomes
  6. the police in drug prevention, drug prevention in the police: models, evaluations, and impacts
  7. case studies on the planning and evaluation of novel interventions
  8. interventions addressing new or special groups of drug users (migrants, marginalised populations, ethnic minorities, clubbers, etc.) and the impact of those interventions
  9. new trends in the epidemiological situation at the urban level in different parts of the EU and outside
  10. migration and migrants as an issue for drug law enforcement and demand and harm reduction: what is the magnitude of the problem and how are the cities addressing it?

Questions and additional information

For questions or additional information regarding the Call for Presentations, please contact Dr. Tomas Zabransky, Programme Committee Chair, by email: twz(at)resad.cz.