European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies (ENCOD)
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|UN Languages:||English, French, Spanish|
|Other languages:||Dutch, Danish, Italian, German, Portuguese|
Other:'Rule of Law, Governance, Health'
||ENCOD is a platform founded in 1993 by European citizens affected and/or concerned by the current international war on drugs. ENCOD members unite representatives of drug consumers, their relatives, health workers, experts, entrepreneurs and activists from the whole of Europe. The association has the following objectives:
1. To improve understanding in Europe of the causes and effects of drugproduction, trafficking and consumption and of drug control policies ;
2. To contribute to the elaboration of just and effective drug control policies by European authorities, which include an integrated solution for all problems related to the global drugs phenomenon (production, trafficking and consumption). This solution should take into account above all the interests of the sectors most affected by these problems, both in the North and in the South.
3. To coordinate these activities and promote dialogue and collaboration between European and nonEuropean
NGO?s and those in developing countries.
Almost 15 years after our creation, ENCOD has become a wide platform of citizens (160 members in 24 different countries) with a clear message to policy makers. We are regularly consulted by members of the European Parliament and of national governments on drug policy issues and we are one of the 26 organisations participating in the Civil Society Forum on Drugs of the European Union. Other achievements are our transparency and credibility,
our independence from financial donnors (we don't depend of governmental grants) and our knowledge of the situation at the front line of the drugs issue in Europe.