To inspiring better
in the region
WHAT WE SAY
The ECECACD produces technical and political reports and evidence-based policy recommendations that ground drug policies in human rights, health and development.
The Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region hosts major routes for trafficking Afghan opiates as well as newly emerging Afghan-produced ephedrine and amphetamine.
Prejudices and fears have long surrounded drugs, not always agreeing with facts and reality – yet validated by drug prohibition.
Drug laws and their enforcement are too often focused on people who use drugs, rather than those who are engaged in other harmful criminal activity in the context of commercial drug trafficking.
drug policy approaches
PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS LIVING IN THE REGION*
former President of the Republic of Poland, member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy
former Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Senior Fellow at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland; member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy
WHO Special Envoy for the European Region; former European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Lithuania
former European Commissioner for Development; Professor at the European University Institute, Latvia