This activity aims to contribute to improving the response of the CELAC countries to the control of precursors used in the manufacture of illicit drugs, as well as to the legislation in force, through the production of a series of technical documents adapted to the regional situation and to strengthen and / or train experts in precursor control and legislation at national and regional levels.
Development of the activity
1st COPOLAD II Working Group 2 meeting on Precursors
Collect information of "reference countries" that want to share their model of legislation on precursors control.
Identify and collect examples of legislation that could support legal developments in the CELAC countries, whether at the national, regional or international level.
Explore ways to support and promote the advancement of regulatory legal frameworks in countries interested in advancing in this line.
Generate an online consultation system, where it is possible to access quickly and at least in English and Spanish, the model legislation identified as "reference" on Precursors.
Support or promote the development or optimization in the countries concerned of appropriate legal frameworks to respond effectively to the growing needs for precursor control.
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.
0.3 - Ensure visibility of COPOLAD and its activities and disseminate the contents in the main political and professional forums in the field of drug policies to be held both internationally and in CELAC.
0.4 - Establish the necessary institutional contacts to avoid duplication with already developed initiatives and ensure synergies with ongoing initiatives, both within the EU and CELAC.
3.5 - Enhance information and intelligence-sharing initiatives by fostering direct contact between the different actors involved in this field (e.g. law enforcement authorities, specialized public prosecutors, etc.).
3.6 - Enhance capacity-building and exchange of best practices for preventing the diversion of chemical precursors for illicit drugs manufacturing, in line with existing bilateral agreements.
3.7 - Contribute to improving the response of the CELAC countries to the control of precursors used in the manufacture of illicit drugs, as well as to the legislation in force, through the production of a series of technical documents adapted to the regional situation and to strengthen and / or train experts in precursor control and legislation at national and regional levels.
Developed a maintained/sustainable/demand-driven peer-to-peer assistance exercise, to promote the implementation of national information systems for effective control and monitoring of precursors; e.g. using the model SISALEM and/or other initiatives in this field.
At least the number of CELAC countries that have established a sustainable information system for effective control and monitoring of precursors, has increased by a 20 % (from baseline situation).
Developed a maintained the promotion of information about online available tools among CELAC countries, in particular: a) The E-learning training courses developed by DG TAXUD; and b) Opening in the e-room of COPOLAD a forum on precursors.