The Regional Workshop on Joint Investigation Teams and Controlled Deliveries was held in the city of Tblisi, in the Republic of Georgia from the 26 of February till the 2th of March 2018.
EU-ACT Project will organise, from 6th to 8th June 2018, a 2.5/3-day Workshop on New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) in Ukraine, for officers from a broad spectrum of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), i.e. customs officers, police patrols, drug investigators, prisons officers, prosecutors and criminalistics laboratories analysing drug samples.
From 21st to 25th of May, two European experts with extensive experience on drug treatment in prisons settings will travel to Ukraine to accomplish the first stage for the development of a National Rehabilitation Program in Ukrainian Prisons which will be followed by a drafting of the manual to be implemented.
The Study Tour, was held in Madrid, Spain at CITCO from February 6th to 8th, 2018.
Local Steering Committee Meeting was held in Kiev, Ukraine on January 26th, 2018.
The Assessment of the psychological and psychiatric assistance in the Ukrainian penitentiary centers was developed in Zaporizhia, Ukraine from January 22nd to 26th, 2018.
EU-ACT Project, in coordination with the Ministry of Interior of the Kyrgyz Republic, State Committee on National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Kyrgyz State Law Academy under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic will provide international expertise to design a five-day training module, to be embedded into relevant academies, to enhance the skills of existing staff and to provide skills to new staff on basic drug investigation skills. A three-day train-the-trainers course will provide instructors with skills to deliver this training module to the relevant structures within the law enforcement.
The activity will take place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from 13th to 22nd June 2018.
The participation of two Ukrainian experts in the Paris Pact Experts Working Group (PPI EWG) on Drug Prevention and Treatment, held in Bishkek during 25 and 26 of April, offered EU-ACT the opportunity to achieve two activities at the same time, as the Project has supported the visit of two Ukrainian experts, already participating on the EU-ACT / CADAP hosted PPI EWG event, to relevant Kyrgyz facilities where Opiates Substitution Therapy is provided (particularly in prisons).
Local Steering Committee Meeting was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on January 24th, 2018.
On Monday 27th November 2017, the Project EU-ACT hosted a briefing meeting for representatives of the relevant Tanzanian Government Ministries and Agencies to present EU-ACT Action Against Drugs and Organised Crime (EU-ACT).
A Regional workshop on “Financial Disruption of Illicit Financial Flows Associated with Transnational Organized Crime” was hosted by CARICC, in Almaty, Kazakhstan and organized jointly by the UNODC’s Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries, and the EU-ACT from 3rd to 6th of April 2018.
The EU Action Against Drugs and Organised Crime (EU-ACT) and the Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP), in connection with the Paris Pact Initiative (PPI), will host the Expert Working Group (EWG) Meeting on Comprehensive Approach to Drug Treatment and Care, focusing on International Standards and Quality Assurance Systems in support of Pillar IV of the Vienna Declaration.
Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization) organises a conference on illicit drugs, in Toledo, Spain, from the 24th to the 26th April 2018. The conference will bring together police experts from more than 60 countries from around the world and will include discussions on heroin, cocaine and synthetic drugs country experiences. Agenda will also include presentations and discussions on Interpol analytical tools and databases.
The 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotics Drugs (CND) was held in Vienna, Austria, at Vienna International Centre from 12th to 16th of March, 2018.
In connection with Paris Pact Initiative (PPI), EU-ACT supported the organization of the PPI Expert Working Group on Cross-border Cooperation held in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran on 11th - 12th December 2018.