Coffee talks: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on drugs trafficking and drugs use in Europe

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Coffee talks: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on drugs trafficking and drugs use in Europe
Date: 
27 April 2021
Time: 
11:00 - 12:30 CEST
Organiser: 
CEPOL and EMCDDA
Description: 

The swift and radical changes of the coronavirus pandemia and the related restrictive measures are impacting all parts of life in Europe including the criminal and addiction phenomena. While the consumption and the sale of drugs remain a constant and remarkable health and public security challenge for the European Union the landscape is – as always – changing.

How does the coronavirus impact the accessibility and use of cocaine, heroine, cannabis, amphetamines, ecstasy (MDMA) and other drugs? Are there new patterns on drug supply and drugs trafficking? How law enforcement control operations, public health measures, drug strategies had been modified during the last year? What are the possible mid-term, long-term social consequences of the pandemic situation on drug consumption? What can we learn from this radically novel situation and the ongoing change management? How EU law enforcement cooperation shall follow up the changes and what are the roles of EMCDDA and CEPOL in this context?

Alexis Goosdeel, Director of EMCDDA and Dr.h.c Detlef Schröder, Executive Director of CEPOL will respond to these questions and share their ideas and vision on these topics during the “Coffee talks – EMCDDA – CEPOL”. The coffee talk will take a format of an informal, free-flowing intellectual dialogue between the two like-minded senior EU leaders which could easily take place over a coffee.

Target Audience: 

Law enforcement and judiciary officers, staff of EU agencies and international organisations specialised on fighting drugs trafficking either at operational or policy level.


Registration:

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Location: 
Online

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