Professionals, academics or experts from European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries will have an opportunity to participate in the European Drugs Winter and Summer Schools this year, thanks to 10 bursaries being offered through the EU4Monitoring Drugs (EU4MD) project. The deadline for applications is 8 February 2021.
The University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) and the EMCDDA are offering the two courses following the success of the European Drugs Summer School (EDSS) in 2020, taught remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The European Drugs Winter School (EDWS), taking place online from 1–12 March 2021, will focus on the theme of ‘Responses to, and preparedness for, health-related threats (COVID-19 lessons learned). The European Drugs Summer School (EDSS), from 28 June–9 July 2021, will explore the theme of ‘Vulnerable groups’.
The two-week courses will feature live lunchtime lectures, with experts and practitioners, followed by afternoon exercises. Virtual fieldwork tours will also be offered.
The three-year EU-funded project EU4Monitoring Drugs - launched by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) in January 2019 — supports national and regional readiness in the ENP area to identify and respond to drug-related health and security threats.