Program

The Second International Urban Drug Policy Conference (UDPC2016) is one of the largest international events dedicated to narcotics policies in the urban space.

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Registration

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Partners

Helsinki Foundation for Human Rigths, Open Society Foundations, Youth Organisations for Drug Action in Europe…

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Day 1
17 Feb 2016
Day 2
18 Feb 2016
Day 3
19 Feb 2016

KEYNOTE PANEL – WHAT IS URBAN DRUG POLICY?

Official conference opening. Plenary Session on the significance of and need for cooperation and exchange of experiences on best practices in the area of urban drug policies. Moderator: Agnieszka Sieniawska,...
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Agnieszka Sieniawska
Adam Bodnar
Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz
Dr Piotr Jabłoński.
Dr Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

Coffee break

                   

PANEL I – PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN DRUG POLICY

– How can cities effectively cope with drugs? – Examples of the best intersectoral practices – Integrated assistance centers (HIV, HCV, OST) – Therapy and treatment Moderator: Agata Kwiatkowska, Polish...
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Carlos Castro.
Alexander Bücheli
Jarosław Jóźwiak.
Joanna Nyczak.
Wiesława Kwiatkowska
Agata Kwiatkowska.

Lunch

                   

PANEL II  –  DRUG LAWS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

– The Frankfurt Way as an example of police operations to benefit public health – What is the actual role of the police: punishment or education? – Social responsibility of...
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Prof. Heino Stöver
Thomas Zosel.
Dr Piotr Kładoczny
Nanna W. Gotfredsen.
Christian Schneider.
Prof. Krzysztof Krajewski
Prof. Monika Płatek
Dr Paweł Moczydłowski

PANEL III –  HARM REDUCTION PROGRAMS IN THE CITY

– Model of addiction treatment in the Great Britain – History and changes in substitution therapy for opiate addiction in the Great Britain – Prescription-based substitution – The Polish perspective...
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Péter SÁROSI
Artur Malczewski
Magda Bartnik
Prof. Marcin Wojnar
Dr Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

BREKOUT SEMINARS

Division into 6 groups, assignment of problems to be considered and preparations for Day 2. Each group will work on the draft of the Warsaw Declaration, which will include the...
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Reception and official dinner

Reception and official dinner in the Nadwiślański Świt restaurant (300 m from the conference venue), 33 Kościuszkowskie Wybrzeże St., Warsaw                

PANEL IV – EASTERN EUROPE. PERSPECTIVE AND CHALLENGES

Moderator : Jan Stola, Youth Organizations for Drug Action Dasha Matyushina – Ocheret, presentation of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network’s report about the situation in Baltic states, Ukraine and Georgia...
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Alexander Ciechanowicz.
Dasha MATYUSHINA-OCHERET
Jan Stola.
Irena Molnar

Work in seminar groups

           

Coffee break

                   

Panel V – ACTIVE USERS IN THE URBAN SPACE FILM SCREENING

– Screening and analysis of two short movies depicting drug addiction problem in two cities – Warsaw and Budapest – Catalonia and a perspective on cannabis social clubs and cannabis...
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Péter SÁROSI
Tom Holz.
Agnieszka Lichnerowicz
Òscar Pares

Lunch

                                 

PANEL VI  – PREVENTION AND EDUCATION

– Who executes addiction prevention in the city? / legal frameworks – What is the role of the school in the context of drug-abuse prevention and education? – Where can...
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Alexander Bücheli
Justyna Drath.
ARTUR SCHROERS
Tomasz Kowalewicz
Edward Fox
Włodzimierz Paszyński
Raul Melo

PANEL VII  – ADDICTION TREATMENT: THE URBAN CONTEXT

– Best urban practices in the context of the analysis of the existing models of addiction treatment – Barriers and challenges facing the modern image of the drug phenomenon –...
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Jacek Charmast.
Piotr Pacewicz.
Marcin Chałupka.
Monica Dan.
Prof. Gabriele Fischer
Dr Robert Newman
Jacek Charmast
Anna Quigley.

PANEL VIII – LEGAL HIGHS IN URBAN SPACE

Moderator: Artur Malczewski, National Bureau for Drug Prevention, Poland Jean-Paul Grund, Addiction Research Center, Utrecht, Netherlands Marta Jabłońska, presentation of the report I-Trend, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw,...
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Grzegorz Wodowski.
Jean-Paul Grund
Artur Malczewski

Coffee break

                       

PANEL IX – GLOBAL, EUROPEAN AND NATIONAL DRUG POLICY IN THE CONTEXT OF SUPPORT FOR CITIES

– How to shape national and European drug laws to be effective at the local level? – Cooperation between European institutions and government agencies and cities – European Monitoring Center...
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Dr Robert Newman
Dr Piotr Jabłoński.
Danilo Ballotta.
Marie Nougier.

Lunch

                     

DEBATE – EFFECT OF INTERNATIONAL DRUG POLICY ON CITY-WIDE STRATEGIES

Moderator: Magdalena Dąbkowska, Global Drug Policy Program, Open Society Foundations Aleksander Kwaśniewski, former Polish President, Global Commission on Drug Policy Dr Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, Director of Global Drug Policy Program, Open Society...
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Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Michał Boni
Dasha MATYUSHINA-OCHERET
Magdalena DĄBKOWSKA
Danilo Ballotta.
Dr Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

Closing

Agnieszka Sieniawska, chairwoman of Polish Drug Policy Network and Jarosław Jóźwiak, Deputy Mayor of the Capital City of Warsaw
Jarosław Jóźwiak.
Agnieszka Sieniawska

Location

Copernicus Science Centre
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, Warsaw, Poland