Welcome to the Foundation for a Drug-Free Europe. FDFE has been formed in March 2004 with the firm purpose of uniting and coordinate the efforts of members of civil society involved in the fight against drugs in Europe.

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Welcome to the Foundation
for a Drug-Free Europe

FDFE has been formed in March 2004 with the firm purpose of uniting and coordinate the efforts of members of civil society involved in the fight against drugs in Europe. Among the members, and internal and external expert advisors of the Foundation, are a diversity of people of different ideological, religious and cultural backgrounds, who have a shared goal of ridding society of the drug epidemic.

We know from experience that joining forces with like-minded groups, both with secular and religious background, and developing positive open co-operation and solidarity with others makes the difference. To achieve its goal, the Foundation collaborates with local and national institutions as well as effective rehabilitation programs which also use drug-free methods and carry out positive prevention education campaigns.

UN Office on Drugs and Crime
The Foundation for a Drug-Free Europe is a member of the Vienna NGO Committee on Narcotic Drugs, a vital link between NGOs, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). Its purpose is to support the work of the UNODC.

 

Objective: a Drug-Free Europe

Drugs are more that just another social problem. Their use permeates all levels of society. Western Europe is the second largest market for illicit drugs after North America.

According to the European Commission, in the European Union there are up to two million problem drug users.

UNODC Banner Drug consumption, particularly among young people, is at historically high levels. A growing concern is the incidence of HIV/AIDS among drug users. Over 8000 people, mainly young men in their 20s and 30s, die of a drugs overdose each year. Drug abuse remains high even if it seems to be leveling off in some Member States.

There is more and more evidence of an increase in the use of cocaine among young Europeans. Estimates show that around 9 million Europeans have used it and that between 3 and 3.5 million have tried the drug in the last year, while as many as 1.5 million are classified as regular users.

The Foundation for a Drug-Free Europe has been formed in response to the dramatic increase in demand for their antidrug activities after it was obvious that there was a real need to coordinate anti-drug public awareness campaigns throughout the European Union.

 

Latest news

230-Km Bike Tour Through Flanders to support
the UN “NO” to drugs and crime

FDFE Anti-drug Bike Tour 2009

Ateam of bikers from the Foundation for a Drug Free Europe (FDFE) started from Mechelen, Belgium, on 26 June, to celebrate United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and covered 230 Kms in Flanders. Going through the cities of Antwerpen, Zelzate, Gent, Eeklo, Nieuwpoort, Ieper to end one week later in Kortrijk. The bikers along their road met different city terminals such as Mayor, Alderman, Police official or Drug prevention in charge, who appreciated the effort made by the bikers who were warmly welcome by the population and the youth. The purpose of the Tour was to share the experiences with the city officials, to support existing drug prevention initiatives and to raise the awareness of the population on the drug dangers.

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