European Conference on Child Poverty and Drug Addiction: 10-11 of December 2009, Warsaw, Poland
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Child Poverty and Drug Addiction:

Challenges and Lessons in Central and Eastern Europe to improve the dialogue with the EU institutions on a Child inclusive Health Policy




Joint Declaration + Signatures

Press Release




Reinhold Muller, Director of EFSC

Welcoming Speech


Elmet Puhm Advisor in the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs

Strategic approaches to prevent from drug abuse among children and youth at risk in Estonia


Andrzej Kośnikowski, Policy Officer, Anti-drugs Policy Coordination Unit Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security,  European Commission, Brussels

The strategic approaches in the EU anti-drugs policy: The ‘European Action on Drugs' as a means addressed for vulnerable children and youth" and its impact on the situation in Central and Eastern Europe.  


Dawid Chojecki, Expert, National Bureau for Drug Prevention, Poland

Drug abuse of children and youth in Eastern European New Member States: Poland as a case study  


Agnes Cser, Member of the EESC/ President of the Health and Social Workers Trade Union, Hungary 

„Child Poverty and Drug Addiction: Challenges and Lessons in Central and Eastern Europe to improve the dialogue with the EU institutions on a Child inclusive Health"   


Denisa Pochova, RAMAD, Slovakia

Marginalized children in the scope: The negative influence of adverse living conditions on the overall health status of Roma children: Experiences from Eastern Slovakia  


Edona Berisha Kida, University of Pristine / Center for Protection of Victims and Prevent Trafficking with Human Beings-PVPT, Kosovo

Psycho-sociological factors leading to drug abuse among children: The need for new integrative methods of social inclusive prevention through co- operation of  all actors in the field: examples from Kosovo  






This conference was supported by the European Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity (2007-2013) PROGRESS.

This programme is managed by the Directorate-General for Employment, social affairs and equal opportunities of the European Commission. It was established to financially support the implementation of the objectives of the European Union in the employment and social affairs area, as set out in the Social Agenda, and thereby contribute to the achievement of the Lisbon Strategy goals in these fields.


The seven-year Programme targets all stakeholders who can help shape the development of appropriate and effective employment and social legislation and policies, across the EU-27, EFTA-EEA and EU candidate and pre-candidate countries.

PROGRESS mission is to strengthen the EU contribution in support of Member States' commitment. PROGRESS will be instrumental in:


  • providing analysis and policy advice on PROGRESS policy areas;
  • monitoring and reporting on the implementation of EU legislation and policies in PROGRESS policy areas;
  • promoting policy transfer, learning and support among Member States on EU objectives and priorities;
  • and relaying the views of the stakeholders and society at large

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