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New psychoactive substances: Alternatives to cocaine and ecstasy available in the EU market

New psychoactive substances:  Alternatives to cocaine and ecstasy available in the EU market
  • Start date : 27/11/2013 00:00:00
  • End date : 27/11/2013 23:59:59
  • Where : EESC (Room JDE 51), Rue Belliard 99, Brussels

Events/Conf/Fairs, European Economic and Social Committee, Environment, consumers and health

"Legal highs" are often used in the EU as alternatives to illegal drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy, especially by young people.

 

On 27 November, the EESC will bring together EU representatives, academics and stakeholders to discuss new rules designed to identify and withdraw harmful psychoactive substances from the market without jeopardising their legitimate industrial and commercial uses. Their conclusions will inform an EESC opinion on the topic to be voted on at the Committee's plenary session in January.

 

High-profile speakers include:

  • David Sears, EESC rapporteur
  • Jacek Protasiewicz, EP vice-president and rapporteur
  • Roumen Sedefov, European Monitoring Center for Drug and Drug Addictions (EMCDDA)
  • Péter Sárosi, Civil Society Forum on Drugs