The new EU drugs strategy post-2012

Start Date: Monday, December 10, 2012
End Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Category: EU Criminal Law, Criminal Law Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters, Criminal Law European Criminal Law, Criminal Law Police Cooperation
Venue: East Poland House, 48 Avenue de Tervuren, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Country: Belgium
Leading organisation: ERA-Academy of European Law
Cooperative Partner:
Language(s): English
Training level:
Target audience: Open to judges & prosecutors
Participants(EJTN): 37
Contact: Mrs. Annette GEIBEL
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone: +49 (0)651 937 37 321

Course Description


The seminar will analyse the content and practical impact of the EU’s new multiannual Drugs Strategy, which is scheduled to be adopted in early December. It will provide practitioners with an update on the tools available to combat drug smuggling, the latest developments on the side of both drug smugglers and those fighting them, as well as case studies of best practice and the present situation regarding drug supply and demand.

The current EU legal instruments in anti-drugs policy date back to 2004 and 2005 (Council Decisions 2004/757/JHA and 2005/387/JHA) and have often been criticised as inadequate. The Treaty of Lisbon allows for more decisive action on drug trafficking, which is expected to be reflected in the new strategy.

Key topics

• The EU Drugs Strategy and Action Plan post 2012
• Drug trafficking into and out of the EU – latest trends and developments
• The role of EU instruments & bodies: EMCDDA, EUROPOL & EUROJUST
• Effective measures to reduce demand and supply
• Cross-border case studies in the areas of police and judicial cooperation

Please find below the programme:

312D31_Programme - Final.pdf