EU contributes to increasing Palestinian readiness to respond to drug-related threats
April 23, 2019
The ties between drug-related problems and security and health threats was the theme of a week-long seminar facilitated by the Anti-Narcotics and Organized Crime Advisor of the EU Coordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support (EUPOL COPPS), in close cooperation with the Office of the EU Representative in Jerusalem and the ‘National Program on Drugs, Crime and Justice’ of the Palestinian Ministry of the Interior.
The seminar took place in the format of a so-called technical visit by experts from the European Union Anti-Drug Agency EMCDDA (the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) as part of their EU4MD project (EU4Monitoring Drugs). This project supports national and regional readiness to identify and respond to drug-related security and health threats.
This technical visit was the first of its kind to Palestine – a European Neighborhood Policy country. In addition to Palestine, the project includes potential beneficiaries in Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.