Supervised Drug Consumption Facilities to Instill Harm Reduction and Social Cohesion at Local Levels

Drug use and its potential detrimental effects on public health, urban security and social cohesion is a key topic for cities across Europe. Aware of the need to design strategies that not only reduce supply but also take into account demand, a growing number of cities have chosen to host a Supervised Drug Consumption Facility (SDCF).

Even though SDCFs have proved to be efficient tools to improve public health and security at the local level, they are not easy to establish and operate because of political hurdles and concerns among local residents.

Started in January 2018, the SOLIDIFY project sought to give cities that host an SDCF specific tools that would enable them to support the organisations that are managing the local SDCF scheme and to evaluate the local impact of such facilities on security and public peace.

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The project

Efus’ resolution on SDCFs

Local activities

Evaluation tool

The guidebook

The project’s final conference


Flag_of_Europe.svgSOLIDIFY was co-funded by the European Commission – Justice Programme Supporting Initiatives in the Field of Drugs Policy

SOLIDIFY – The project’s final conference

The project’s final conference The SOLIDIFY European project held its final conference in Lisbon (PT) on 5 and 6 December 2019. Co-organised with the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the municipality of Lisbon, the meeting … More

SOLIDIFY – The guidebook

The guidebook  Most European cities are faced with drug use and trafficking in public spaces. Supervised drug consumption facilities (SDCFs) can be a tool for reducing open-space drug consumption, reduce the harm caused by drugs and addictions to local communities, … More

SOLIDIFY – Evaluation tool

Evaluation tool SOLIDIFY designed an evaluation tool that was presented, discussed and tested several times by the partners over the course of the project. The tool is structured around three topics: public security, public health, and legal framework. Furthermore, a … More

SOLIDIFY – Local activities – Study visits

Study visits SOLIDIFY conducted study visits to all five partner cities that operate supervised drug consumption rooms (Barcelona, Essen, Paris, Strasbourg, and The Hague). The overall objective of these intense, 2-day visits  was to enable the consortium to gain in-depth … More

SOLIDIFY – Local activities

Local activities  SOLIDIFY analysed the experiences gathered by the project’s partner cities throughout the local audit and implementation phases. A first set of cities – Barcelona, The Hague, Essen, Strasbourg and Paris – had already implemented drug consumption facilities, while … More

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