DC&D French-German seminar on local drug policies, Paris, September 26th 27th 2007

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In the framework of the Democracy, Cities & Drugs project, the EFUS organized, on September 27th-28th in Paris, a seminar gathering German and French cities’ drug prevention experts in order to share practices on local and integrated drug policies.
Partners: French national drug plan MILDT, Federal Ministry of Health of Germany, French Forum for Urban Safety, Prevention Council of Lower-Saxony, Délégation Interministérielle à la Ville, French German Office for Youth 
Participating French Cities: Paris, Bordeaux, Pau, Thonon les Bains, Aulnay-sous-Bois
Participating German Cities: Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Cologne
The seminar tackled in particular the following topics and questions:
(1) How can accessible services be provided that reach all drug users in a community – including emerging and hidden populations?
(2) How to provide security to all the community?
(3) How to find a balance between security and service provision that receives community support?
A publication from the seminar including recommendations and example of best practices from the participating cities is under way and will soon be available for download here.
For more information: http://www.democitydrug.org/article.php3?id_article=222