CICAD: Demand Reduction, EU-LAC


CICAD: Demand Reduction, EU-LAC


CICAD: Demand Reduction, EU-LAC

Improving Drug Treatment Services



During the Santo Domingo EU-LAC Inter-regional City Forum (April 2008), participating cities discussed and identified a number of actions to be carried out under the umbrella of CICAD’s EU-LAC Drug Treatment City Partnership initiative. On the basis of those discussions, CICAD has drawn up the proposals below.

The basic criteria for proposals are:

  • They are related to the framework defined in the EU-LAC Drug Treatment Partnership Project. For more information, see Objectives and Project Description, as well as other CICAD actions already under way in the area of treatment.
  • They were proposed in the Santo Domingo Forum by participating cities and institutions.
  • There shall be a balanced participation of cities on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • They are viable within the time limits established for this initiative.
  • There is an institutional commitment on the part of the city and, where necessary and appropriate, by national authorities. Shared institutional responsibility in each of the proposed actions is essential to success.

This is a multilateral and subregional cooperation project in which the participating cities play the predominant role, along with the Project Steering Committee (in addition to CICAD and the European Commission, the members of the Steering Committee are: Edinburgh, Gothenburg, Montevideo, Lugo and Santo Domingo).

The participating cities differ widely in the types of drug treatment services they offer, in the financial and human resources they have available, and in their degree of autonomy in health matters vis-à-vis the central government. Cooperation among city, State/Provincial and national governments will be crucial to the success of the actions described below.

The results of these actions were presented in the Lugo City Forum in Spain, May 2010.

EU-LAC Drug Treatment City Partnerships is an initiative funded by the European Commission, and coordinated by the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Secretary for Multidimensional Security of the Organization of the American States (OAS). The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the position of the EU or the OAS.

updated on 3/3/2011 6:31:20 PM