COPOLAD III: EU-LAC bi-regional cooperation programme on drug policies

The COPOLAD programme has been supporting dialogue for a decade between the European Union and Latin American and the Caribbean countries on drug policies through international cooperation. 

In line with the EU Action Plan on Drugs 2021-2025 and the 2030 Agenda, COPOLAD III will continue to promote joint work between LAC and the EU based on the achievements of the previous phases. The programme reinforces the technical capacity of the National Observatories, offering a reinforced strategy to reduce the supply and demand for illegal drugs in Latin America and the Caribbean and facilitating a more balanced implementation of drug policies, based on more comprehensive and, therefore, more effective evidence. 

In this phase, the project will pay special attention to gender perspectives. A gender and human rights-based approach will be integrated both transversally and with specific actions as priority elements for the programme. 

The institutions involved in drug policies in Latin America and the Caribbean and drug agencies and security bodies in Europe will be present as participating members. The programme will also involve GIZ (Germany) and the EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction). 

For more information, visit the COPOLAD website or its Twitter account: @ProgramaCOPOLAD

  • Project data

  • Countries

    Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Rep., Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.

  • Sector

    Políticas sociales, libertades y derechos

  • Total budget

    15.000.000 €

  • Financer

    Comisión Europea

  • Collaborating Spanish institution

    Delegación del Gobierno para el Plan Nacional sobre Drogas, Centro de Inteligencia contra el Terrorismo y el Crimen Organizado (CITCO)

  • Date

    Start - 01/02/2021
    End - 01/02/2025

  • Partners

    Instituto Italo-Latino Americano (IILA)

    European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

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