Online Course 13/2020: Drug crime and markets - strategic analysis

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Online Course 13/2020: Drug crime and markets - strategic analysis
23 November 2020 to 27 November 2020

The course is organised in the framework of the EMPACT Synthetic Drugs/NPS and Cannabis-Cocaine-Heroin priorities within the EU Policy Cycle.

The aim of the activity is to improve the use of strategic analysis of drug markets for decision making relevant to drug supply reduction and tackling drug crimes with the view to enhancing the impact of law enforcement and judicial response on organised crime and consequently the security of EU citizens.

The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach. It will accommodate interactive, participatory, practical, experiential and managerial orientated principles. The activity involves didactic learning through lectures and presentations by subject matter experts.

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • Drug situation – latest trends and developments
  • Key concepts in drug supply reduction
  • Impacts and drivers of drug markets
  • International and EU drug policy
  • Monitoring and reporting on drug markets
  • Information, intelligence and data
  • Tackling international drug trafficking
  • Online drug supply and distribution
  • International law enforcement and judicial cooperation

The entire activity will be implemented online between 23-27 November 2020. Participants are expected to study around 3-4 hour per day. Whilst for some parts of the course there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available, majority of the studies will be delivered through live streaming. Thus, it is important that the participants follow the training continuously on a daily basis, as they would need to cooperate with each other virtually and complete tasks/assignments then share the results with other participants and debate them collectively.

The training will be held in English; therefore, it is essential that applicants possess appropriate language skills.


The online course offers 45 seats. In case you are interested to attend, please contact your local CEPOL National Unit / CEPOL National Contact Point as soon as possible. Deadline for nominations by CEPOL National Units: 6 November 2020.

Selected participants have to be registered to CEPOL's online Law Enforcement Education platform LEEd where the online activity will take the place.

Target Audience: 

Law enforcement (police and customs) managers in decision-making positions allocating resources and/or directing drug-related organised crime operations as well as prosecutors/magistrates/judicial officials. The course is also suitable for law enforcement officers who are about to take up such positions.

Virtual, accesible through CEPOL's eLearning platform LEEd (after approved registration)


Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032