Following the process opened in C1, this activity will focus on providing the necessary support to allow the setting-up of information-sharing agreements between NAs, NDOs and other stakeholders within CELAC countries, necessary to provide key and continuous information to effectively deal with new threats related with drugs. Those agreements will be the base for the sustainable establishment of national EWS in CELAC countries.
Development of the activity
1st Meeting of the Working Group (WG) Early Warning System
Based upon a South-South cooperation approach, the support that the CELAC countries can offer each other will be favoured, counting on the support and input by experts from the EMCDDA-EU and OID-CICAD in the development of activities.
Associated operational objectives
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.
1.2 - Promote the establishment of sustainable information-sharing agreements between NAs, NDOs and other stakeholders in CELAC countries, which can provide key information to assess threats and deal effectively with the new psychoactive drugs.
1.3 - Test, develop or update evaluation and monitoring tools, processes and tasks, necessary to deepen the knowledge of the drugs situation in CELAC countries with well-established NDOs.
Result/s & output/s:
Review methods of the existing EWSs, design of a basic EWS model, conceptual and methodological design of the new EWSs (second year).
First draft of guidelines to facilitate the setting-up of National Early Warning Systems (second year).
Edition of guidelines to facilitate the setting-up of National Early Warning Systems (third year).
Final products: Number of countries with a EWS stablished. Number of countries with a EWS stablished in process of establishment. Report on the implementation of the new EWSs, Report on the strengthening of the existing EWSs, Design of Sub-Regional Network of EWSs
Promoted the establishment in CELAC countries of national EWS, though the onset of sustainable information-sharing agreements between NAs, NDOs and other stakeholders, which can provide key information to assess and deal effectively with the new threats of psychoactive drugs.
The percentage of CELAC participating countries having a national EWS, has increased, at least a 50% (from baseline situation).