Tag: Europe

10
Jan

An Update on the International Activities Fund

This summer, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Students for Sensible Drug Policy launched the International Activities Fund (IAF) to give our members outside the United States additional support to end the War on Drugs in their countries. We are happy to report that we have funded seven deserving project proposals in six different countries on three continents. Read

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23
Jul

Drug Education in Hungary is Missing the Point

Written by Orsi Fehér of SSDP Österreich(Austria). Drugreporter, of the Rights Reporter Foundation, recently surveyed young people in Hungary to find out how they feel about the quasi-mandatory “Drug Prevention” programmes in Hungarian schools. The results are sobering, yet not surprising. Hungary has had an interesting relationship to the War on Drugs. Before the end of the Soviet regime, drug

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18
Jul

Finding My People Through SSDP

Earlier this month we announced the launch of the International Activities Fund, which will assist SSDP activists around the world who don’t have access to the same resources often used by young people in the United States. Our goal is to raise $10,000 during the month of July to kickstart the fund. Today, we want to share a story written

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10
May

Reflections from a Drug Abuse Workshop for Translators & Language Helpers

Written by Miri, a member of SSDP Osterreich (Austria) Last month I attended a workshop called “Suchtprävention und Sexualpädagogik für SprachhelferInnen/DolmetscherInnen“ (Sexual Education and Prevention of Drug Abuse for Languagehelpers/Translators) facilitated by Fachstelle NÖ (Lower Austria specialist department on sexual education and the prevention of drug abuse). I only had time to attend the workshop about drug abuse and would

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8
Nov

Impressions from The 2017 European Ibogaine Forum

Written by Aria and Miri of University of Vienna SSDP The European Ibogaine Forum took place in Vienna, Austria from September 8-10, 2017. It was the first international meeting of its kind held in Vienna and an indication that a new wave of psychedelic research and culture has reached Austria. Although Vienna is home to the United Nations Office on Drugs

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21
Sep

Introducing the First SSDP Chapter in Belgrade!

I’m very happy to introduce you all to SSDP’s first chapter in Eastern Europe: SSDP Belgrade! They have had six meetings so far and have really hit the ground running the last few months. The chapter has some exciting plans coming up that they would like to share with the rest of the SSDP network.  How did you hear about

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1
Nov

SSDP welcomes the National University of Ireland Galway chapter!

I am so thrilled to announce our newest official chapter, all the way from Europe, the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)! This is our second chapter in Ireland, both founded by our International student Board member Graham deBarra. Graham has done a tremendous amount of work bringing SSDP and our mission to Ireland. He first founded the chapter at University College

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25
Sep

UK Lagging in Drug Policy Reform

This article originally published at http://the-libertarian.co.uk/. Drug policy has in much of the world become a major issue as of late. Marijuana policy reforms have been successful in numerous US states, and even seem to have accelerated since the 1990s. There also seems to be great interest in the issue recently in many Latin American countries. High-ranking public figures in the

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