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Conference of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia - Comprehensive approach to combating drug crimes
In July 2020, the European Commission published the EU Security Union Strategy and the accompanying Drugs Action Plan for 2021-2025, emphasising the need to combat illegal distribution of drugs and narcotic substances more efficiently. More precisely, all the available data from national law enforcement authorities and Europol indicate that the availability of drugs is extremely high throughout Europe. Given its 30 billion euros of annual profit, illicit drug trafficking is the largest criminal market in the EU. This is directly connected to the rise in serious and organised crime, including smuggling and money laundering, as well as violent criminal offences, resulting in the deterioration of overall security in the European Union. Moreover, the availability and consumption of narcotic drugs cause immeasurable damage to individuals and society as a whole. It is precisely for these reasons that the EU Security Union Strategy recognises the fight against drugs as one of the top priorities.
In order to combat drug crimes as efficiently as possible on an operational level, the Action Plan emphasises the need to enhance cross-border cooperation and the exchange of information between police and customs services. Also essential are the roles of the health and education system and the media.
As this is an exceptionally complex and intricate issue, the Conference is intended for the general population, primarily young people, students of criminal investigation, forensic, medical, natural and educational sciences, and media representatives with the aim of raising awareness about all the harmful effects of drug abuse.
How to register?
We would like to invite everyone interested to register their attendance at the Conference by 8 October 2021 to the following e-mail address: KoBE@mup.hr. The following information is required for registration: First and last name, occupation, information on the institution or the employer (optional), and title of the Conference. A link for your participation in the Conference will be sent to the e-mail address in your registration immediately prior to the start of the Conference.
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