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European Cities Against Drugs

  • It was founded on 25 October 1988 by the European Parliament.
  • Tallinn joined the organisation as a full member by signing the declaration ‘European Cities Against Drugs’ on 28 April 1994 in Stockholm (decision No. 37 of the Tallinn City Council on 22 February 1994).
  • ECAD has members from 258 municipalities (including 22 capital cities) from 27 countries.
  • The organisation bases its work on the UN Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 and on the UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971.
  • Partner organisations: Asian Cities Against Drugs, American Cities Against Drugs, etc.            
  • To create a network of cooperation that helps to exchange information between member cities and shares experiences and contacts to prevent and reduce drug-use;
  • To provide member cities with opportunities to participate in collaborative projects;
  • To find opportunities and contacts to collaborate with other member cities;
  • To not decriminalise or legalise drugs;
  • To focus mainly on preventative work with children and young people;
  • To develop collaboration and networking with different structures;
  • To exchange information and contacts between cities.
  • The Plenary Session (annual)
  • The Executive Board (12 members)
Importance to Tallinn:
  • provides an opportunity to participate in collaborative projects
  • helps us find opportunities and contacts to collaborate with other member cities
  • helps us organise preventative work with children and young people more easily

City Hall
S-105 35 Stockholm
Telephone: +46-8-5082 9362
Fax: +46-8-5082 9436
E-mail: ecad [at]                                  

Contact in Estonia:
Tallinn Social Welfare and Health Care Department
Phone: +372 645 7440

Responsible politician:
Betina Beškina
Deputy Mayor

Last modified 09.05.2024