The 18th Ministerial Conference of the Pompidou Group, Europe’s premier platform for drug policy (programme), will focus on promoting sustainable drug and addiction policies in conformity with human rights. The conference, taking place in Lisbon from 13-14 December, gathers Ministers, Government representatives, drug policy experts, law enforcement officials, health and justice officials and civil society representatives to assess the impact of current trends in drug use and other addictions including online addictions like internet betting and gambling.
Portuguese Health Minister Manuel Pizarro, representing the current presidency, and Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General
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