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Civil Society Urges EU to Strengthen Drug Coordination

Provide adequate funding to drug policy coordination and better support harm reduction efforts – these are the recommendations of the European Commission’s Civil Society Forum on Drugs group. Organizations working in...

by LibertiesEU

Provide adequate funding to drug policy coordination and better support harm reduction efforts – these are the recommendations of the European Commission’s Civil Society Forum on Drugs group. Organizations working in the field call on the EC to take into consideration the needs of these marginalized groups in the preparation of the next EU budget. They fear with the EU's growing focus on security and migration, politicians may de-prioritize social and health programs. The latter is particularly concerning since several countries have cut funding for harm reduction and prevention programs.