Foundation for a Drug Free Europe (FDFE)
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
Rue de la Loi, 91
|UN Languages:||French, English|
|| The Foundation for a Drug-Free Europe was formed in March 2004 with the firm purpose of preventing and stopping debilitating drug use by educating non-users about the harmful effects that drugs can inflict upon the body, mind and personality, and by finding and directing existing users to programmes which can help them achieve comfortable abstinence for life.
The Foundation aims:
to work within democratic, open and transparent procedures of communication, decision making and accountability in order to find and execute solutions to the drug problem and help create drug-free European societies;
to monitor the development and implementation of European legislation, as well national legislation, and to debate and talk about it, in public lectures, in writing or to the public opinion through mass media;
to create and put into action drug prevention projects and campaign, that could be presented to governments and Institutions to find support for it;
to elaborate cycles of conferences, round tables or other public debates, focused around the different aspects of the drug abuse in Europe;
to collaborate with like-minded group and organizations, sharing the same purpose, in the different projects or campaign the Foundation will conduct;
to pursue with any other legal mean the creation of a drug-free Europe; this is a culture in Europe that widely refuses the use of drugs or the promotion of it, and fully recognize the danger that drug abuse carries for individuals and for society at large.
Experience has taught us that people in general, and youth in particular, when they understand the negative effects produced by all drugs, and the specific effects of each of them when explained by those who have been there, inevitably come to the conclusion: "NO. I don't want to take drugs" - which is of course the ultimate purpose of the Foundation.