As noted, an EC budget supports the plenary meeting of the CSFD and one additional core group meeting per annum. Beyond this, work has historically been carried out by the core group and by members of the forum through the work groups on a voluntary basis. Understandably, this has been a limiting factor on the productivity of the CSFD, and the members have sought to enhance the forum’s capacity to produce work in line with its structure and mandate. For this reason, the CSFD mandated a group of members to make an application under the EC call for supporting initiatives in the field of drug policy in 2016. Happily, this application was successful, leading to the establishment of the CSFD project. This project provides supports which are structured into work packages supporting a corresponding working group of the CSFD.
Detail on the activities which are supported through the project are available at the links:
- Working group on the EU Action Plan on Drugs
- Working group on Relations with International Institutions
- Working group on Civil Society Involvement with National Drug Policies
- Working group on Minimum Quality Standards