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European coalition for just and effective drug policies
Abbreviation ENCOD
Formation 1994
Type NGO
Purpose European drug policies reform
Headquarters Anvers
Region served
The European union
Steering Committee
Janko Belin, Derrick Bergman, Has Cornelissen, Enrico Fletzer, David Rosse
Main organ
ENCOD monthly bulletin
Website http://www.encod.org/

The European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies (ENCOD), originally European Ngo Council On Drugs and development[1] is a network of European non-governmental organisations and citizens[2] concerned with the impact of current international drug policies on the lives of the most affected sectors in North and South. Since 1994 they have been working to advocate more just and effective drugs control policies, which include an integrated solution for all problems related to the global drugs phenomenon.


ENCOD was set up in 1993 thanks to the support of the European Commission, as an NGO counterpart to the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction. However, the Management Board of the EMCDDA later decided to ignore any NGO involvement in the work of the EMCDDA.

In 1998 a Manifesto for just and effective drug policies was redacted by 14 NGOs from Europe, Africa and South America, then signed by hundreds of organizations, companies, political parties, and citizens.[3]

ENCOD is a self-financed and independent network,[4] legally based in Belgium, and is steered by a Committee composed citizens from different EU countries (5 people after the 2013 General assembly[5]).


ENCOD has three primary objectives:

  • To improve understanding of the causes and effects of the drugs trade,[6]
  • To contribute to the elaboration of just and effective drugs control policies,
  • To bring about greater consistency between drugs control efforts and economic and social policies.

ENCOD is implementing these objectives in three ways:

  • it facilitates coordination, information exchange and joint analysis between its members,
  • it carries out joint information campaigns, aimed at the general public,
  • it carries out joint advocacy activities, aimed at policy-makers and the media.


Advising and organizational activities[edit]

Public campaigns[edit]

  • In 2003, 'Spread the Seeds' campaign[16]
  • In 2011, publication of the Code of conduct for a European Cannabis Social Club,[17] the basic structural rules of non-prifot and transparency, that were used by many Cannabis social clubs in Spain, Belgium, Czech republic, United Kingdom, France etc.
  • In 2013 and 2014, European campaign for the elections to European Parliament "Manifesto for safe and healthy drug policies in Europe".[18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://colombiasupport.net/archive/encod.html
  2. ^ http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/attachements.cfm/att_166248_EN_web_INSIGHTS_CANNABIS.pdf EMCDDA monographs #10, pages 74 to 75 and page 249
  3. ^ http://www.encod.org/info/COALITION-FOR-JUST-AND-EFFECTIVE.html
  4. ^ "What is ENCOD ?". What is ENCOD. 
  5. ^ http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/tsv_pdf/2013/09/02/13135131.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.encod.org/info/IMG/pdf/VIRGINIA_MONTANES.pdf Examples: 2008 analysis "UN, plants, and the history of announced murders"
  7. ^ http://www.chanvre-info.ch/info/IMG/PROG129.pdf European alternatives in drug policies, European Parliament, Brussels, 6-7th november 2006
  8. ^ http://www.encod.org/info/local/cache-vignettes/L459xH643/frente_frances_baja-e1c95.jpg Poster of the Vienna Meeting (2008)
  9. ^ http://derstandard.at/3256042?sap=2&_pid=8911156 in German, article in "Der Standard"
  10. ^ http://cba.fro.at/9038 Press conference (audio file) the 7th of marche, 2008.
  11. ^ http://www.chanvre-info.ch/info/IMG/PROG129.pdf Vienna meeting Program
  12. ^ http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/topics/pods/legal-supply-of-cannabis#panel4 ENCOD Cannabis social clubs, on EMCDDA website.
  13. ^ http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/culture/2013/10/cannabis-legalized-morocco-parliament.html Interactions between ENCOD and the Moroccan parliament, 2013
  14. ^ http://www.parlamento.euskadi.net/pdfs_batzorde/133.pdf Interactions between ENCOD and the Euskadi parliament (Spain), 2009
  15. ^ http://www.encod.org/info/We-need-real-change-and-we-need-it.html
  16. ^ http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/attachements.cfm/att_53353_EN_Cannabis-Vol-1-FINAL.pdf EMCDDA monograph #8, page 88
  17. ^ http://www.encod.org/info/CODE-OF-CONDUCT-FOR-EUROPEAN.html
  18. ^ http://www.encod.org/info/MANIFEST-FOR-SAFE-AND-HEALTHY-DRUG.html

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