European Drugs Winter School (EDWS) 2024



Illicit drugs in Europe: demand, supply and public policies

Special Focus on gender-sensitive approaches to drug-related issues

EMCDDA's two week online Winter School (26th of February to 08th March 2024) prepares professionals and students to meet the complex policy challenges that face Europe and the World in the field of drugs. Teaching staff include scientific experts from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), researchers, practitioners and policymakers.

This edition will have a special focus on gender-sensitive approaches to drug-related issues. Please note that our "special focus" means that some sessions will be dedicated to this topic. The winter school, however, aims at understanding ‘Illicit drugs in Europe: demand, supply and public policies’ in their globality and complexity.

The Winter School will be delivered through online and remote instruction. Live sessions with experts and practitioners will be held from early afternoon until late afternoon (Lisbon Time, GMT +1 to GMT +3/4). Individual small exercises will be given and assessed every day, and an exam will be offered to those who wish to earn the credits. Virtual tours to field work may be included.

Iscte Scholarships

Iscte offers five scholarships covering 50% of the standard fees, exclusively for scholars who register during the Early Bird phase (deadline 15th December 2023)

All candidates are eligible. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit (40%), and the GDP of the candidate's country of residence (60%).

The University will inform the candidates selected, by email, together with their notification of acceptance.

Credits and Requirements

The Winter School will give 6 ECTS for their courses.

Students are required to do the assigned readings ahead of time; and − for those who volunteer and/or are selected − to make a short presentation about their research/expertise.

A Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ) will be required at the end of the Winter School, including questions on class content, class discussions and readings. For those who want to be formally evaluated, Iscte will issue a Specialised Studies Diploma with the final grade − if the exam is successfully concluded.

Students may also require attendance certificates.

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