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Czech prime minister Petr Nečas expressed his support for the report presented by the Global Commission on Drug Policy

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Czech prime minister Petr Nečas expressed his support for the report presented by the Global Commission on Drug Policy

02.07.2011 | Ing. Mgr. Bc. Vendula Běláčková Ph.D.

"I consider the report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy to be an important challenge by the heads of state and politicians who have signed it," claimed Petr Nečas, the prime minister of the Government of the Czech Republic. His statement was published by the Office of the Government as a part of the national drug coordinator`s press release.

Annual Reports on the drug situation to be published soon

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Annual Reports on the drug situation to be published soon

10.11.2010 | Ing. Eva Škrdlantová

The Annual Report: The Czech Republic - 2009 Drug Situation shall be launched in November 2010 (date not specified). The European Annual Report 2010 launch date: Wednesday, 10 November 2010.

The cities of Prague and Berlin have signed the Prague declaration calling upon principles of effective local drug policy

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The cities of Prague and Berlin have signed the Prague declaration calling upon principles of effective local drug policy

25.08.2010 | Ing. Mgr. Bc. Vendula Běláčková Ph.D.

The City of Prague, represented by its mayor, Pavel Bem, and the City of Berlin, represented by its drug coordinator, Christine Koehler, signed the Prague Declaration on Sept 30th at the launch of the conference Urban Drug Policies in the Globalised World. The Prague Declaration is a statement of representatives of municipal governments, decision makers responsible for local and municipal drug policies, workers in the field of drug prevention, regulation, treatment, and harm reduction, and researchers in the field of drugs. The declaration is open to be signed by anyone interested in urban, municipal and local drug policy.

Research and education is more beneficial than the war on drugs

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Research and education is more beneficial than the war on drugs

25.06.2010 | Ing. Mgr. Bc. Vendula Běláčková Ph.D.

PRESS RELEASE, 25th June 2010 In 1987, the United Nations declared 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The war on drugs using repression and a purely abstinence-oriented approach in treatment has a low efficiency and very high costs in the long term – the results of foreign studies show, and the correspondence of drug policies in the EU confirms, that those strategies giving at least equal importance to harm reduction lead to the lowest harm for society. Incongruity among the policies and research results from the area of drug policies can be solved only by sufficient interconnection of research and practice. In 2010, the Centre for Addictology is opening a new master’s degree programme concentrating on scientific and research work in the field of addictology that will educate future experts implementing drug policies.

Perspectives on cannabis treatment in the Czech Republic - health, legislation, politics

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Perspectives on cannabis treatment in the Czech Republic - health, legislation, politics

19.06.2010 | Ing. Eva Škrdlantová

A parliamentary seminar was held on 8th April 2010 in Prague. While medical cannabis is widely used in many developed countries in order to relieve the symptoms of a number of serious diseases, the Czech Republic has been holding back in this respect until now.

Czech Republic to Support the Introduction of a Balanced Approach to Drugs in Georgia

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Czech Republic to Support the Introduction of a Balanced Approach to Drugs in Georgia

15.06.2010 | Ing. Mgr. Bc. Vendula Běláčková Ph.D.

PRESS RELEASE, Prague, 15 May 2010 Tomáš Zima, the Dean of the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague, and Uli Rothfuss, the Rector of IB Euro-Caucasian University in Tbilisi, will sign a collaboration agreement at the Czech Embassy in Georgia on Friday, 21 May. The project, funded by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports as part of its development programme, involves the adaptation of the Czech system of under- and post-graduate education in addictology (a field of study concerned with addiction and addictive behaviours) into the system of education in the Republic of Georgia. Historically, it is the first project of collaboration between the Czech Republic and Georgia concerning higher (tertiary) education.