The activity is led by SEDRONAR, where the new threads and problems are addressed (NPS, new trafficking methods as the deep web) and methodologies; and the scope of the regional model when it comes to facing the new challenges. Progress in the qualitative and quantitative research methods are presented and the Experts’ Working Group finally review and determine the schedule ahead.
The objectives of this Second Meeting of Coordination Level, Consultative Level and Design Level were:
Discuss and discuss on the progress of the work carried out by the Group of Experts.
Expand knowledge on specific issues (drug trafficking, new problems and threats in Europe and CELAC).
Define the index and contents of the final document.
Adjust the work and schedule until the final delivery of the product.
Distribute responsibilities according to the work schedule.
Associated operational objectives
0.1 - Establish the necessary operational bases to ensure the quality and coherence of the work to be performed and the necessary coordination and participation of all partners.
0.2 - Have adequate baseline information to: provide specificity to the contents and the actions planned in each component; meet initial expectations of each partner in relation to its participation in COPOLAD; and facilitate the programme evaluation.
1.4 - Implement a sustainable bi-regional cooperation capacity building strategy focused on enhancing the reporting capacity of NDOs being in an early stage of development.
1.5 - Implement a cooperation capacity building strategy in key areas identified, with special focus on the assessment of rising trends of problematic use of specific drugs.
1.6 - Continue to develop training opportunities focused in building capacities for strategic planning and the use of monitoring methods and tools, which can be mutually complementary.
The objectives of the meeting were fulfilled in their entirety. Some of the agreements reached and the main reflections were:
There should be a try to analyze from complex viewpoints and not the fractional or dichotomous view of the drug phenomenon, that is, not only reduce the supply and demand, the qualitative or quantitative look, or the causes or consequences of the problem of drug consumption
Drug policies are based on the consequences and causes of the phenomenon are forgotten.
The dissemination of the results should be increased, these allow reducing uncertainty, not eliminating it.
The proposal for the elaboration of the Final Product and responsible parties was agreed
Implemented a sustainable capacity building strategy in key areas identified, with special focus on the assessment of rising trends of problematic use of specific drugs.
At least five (5) CELAC countries -with no previous experience in producing a national report on drugs- have produced and released their first national report on the drugs situation in the country.