october 2019


abstracts and presentations

Abstracts and (most) presentations of the 2019 ESSD conference in Riga are now available.

october 2019


call for chapters

The ESSD wishes, as in previous years, to publish a peer-reviewed book. Working title: Who? Variation and distinction in the European drugs landscapehe.

Conference attendants, ESSD members and others interested in contributing a chapter are invited to submit an outline (600-800 words) before 28 November 2019.

october 2019


save the date

The 31st ESSD conference will be held 24-26 September 2020 in Vienna (Austria).

september 2019


new publication

The latest ESSD publication, entitled Why? Explanations for drug use and drug dealing in social drug research is now available at Pabst Publishers.

september 2019


conference programme

View the final programme of the upcoming ESSD conference in Riga below

july 2019

presentations overview

The upcoming 30th annual ESSD conference in Riga will feature more than 30 presentations. Curious? Register now at www.essdriga.lu.lv

june 2019

registration deadline

Those wishing to attend the ESSD conference in Riga without doing a presentation, must register online via www.essdriga.lu.lv or through conference e-mail essdriga@lu.lv before 30 August 2019.

june 2019

practical information

Suggestions regarding travel and accommodation for the ESSD conference in Riga can be found in the document below or on the conference website (www.essdriga.lu.lv).

may 2019

extended deadline

The deadline for sending abstracts for the 30th Annual Conference on 26-28 September 2019 in Riga has been extended to 10 May 2019.

april 2019

conference website

The organisers of the upcoming 30th ESSD conference in Riga have launched a website providing information on abstract submission, registration, conference venue, hotel suggestions, etcetera.

www.essdriga.lu.lv

april 2019

call for abstracts

ESSD members and other researchers are invited to submit abstracts for presentations on the 30th Annual Conference on 26-28 September 2019 in Riga. Deadline for submission is 26 April 2019.

march 2019

save the date

We are delighted to invite you to the 30th annual ESSD conference which will take place from 26 to 28 September 2019 in Riga (Latvia).
More practical information related to the call for abstracts, the preliminary program, the conference venue and accommodation will become available in the near future.

january 2019

30th essd conference

The 2019 ESSD annual conference will be held in Riga (Latvia) in late September or early October. Exact dates will be announced shortly...

october 2018

new essd publication

In the latest peer-reviewed ESSD book, entitled Place, space and time in European drug use, markets and policy, contributors from across Europe focus on different aspects of the drug problem in different countries and different contexts.

order form

october 2018

conference presentations

Many presenters have agreed to share their slideshows from the ESSD conference in Budapest. Links to these presentations can be found in the book of abstracts.

october 2018

early career researcher

For her presentation on Sketch Mapping at the 2018 annual conference in Budapest, Luise Klaus has won the Early Career Researcher Award. Congratulations!

october 2018

programme and abstracts

An updated programme and the book of abstracts for the upcoming ESSD conference in Budapest have been added to the conference page and can be downloaded below.

september 2018

pre-conference meeting

Those attending the ESSD conference on 4-6 October 2018 in Budapest are kindly invited to join a traditional informal pre-conference meeting on Wednesday 3 October at KAZIMIR BISTRO between 7pm and 10pm.
Location: Kazinczy u. 34, 1075, Budapest

september 2018

conference programme

The upcoming ESSD conference in Budapest will feature 36 presentations organised in 11 thematic sessions.

may 2018

2nd call for papers

The 2018 conference organisers have issued a second call for papers. The deadline for sending abstracts will be 1st of June.

april 2018

call for papers

ESSD members and other researchers who wish to attend the 29th Annual Conference on 4-6 October 2018 in Budapest are invited to submit abstracts of their conference papers no later than 15th May, 2018.

april 2018

conference attendance

If you wish to attend the 29th Annual Conference on 4-6 October 2018 in Budapest without presenting a paper, please register as conference attendant by sending an e-mail to essd2018@ppk.elte.hu.
Conference attendance is free of charge.

february 2018

new e-mail address

The ESSD secretariat has moved to the Institute for Social Drug Research at Ghent University, Belgium. As of now, the ESSD secretariat can be contacted at any time via essd.research@ugent.be.

november 2017

extended deadline

The deadline for submission of outlines for the ESSD book (see below) has been extended to Friday, December 1st, 2017.

october 2017

call for outlines

Inspired by the 2017 annual conference in Lisbon, and supported by the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe, the ESSD will once again publish a peer-reviewed book:
PLACE AND SPACE IN DRUG USE, MARKETS AND POLICY.
Those who are interested in writing a chapter for the book are invited to submit an outline (600-800 words) no later than Friday, November 17, 2017.

september 2017

new essd board

A total of 61% of the membership voted for a new ESSD Board:
Dirk Korf (Netherlands) - president
Jane Fountain (UK) - vice-president
Tom Decorte (Belgium) - secretariat
Aileen O'Gorman (UK)
Gary Potter (UK)
Julie Tieberhien (Belgium)
Bernd Werse (Germany)

september 2017

early career researcher award

ESSD congratulates Levente Móró on winning the award for best presentation by an early career researcher at the 2017 ESSD conference in Lisbon.

september 2017

book of abstracts

View the book of abstracts for summaries of presentations at the upcoming ESSD conference in Lisbon.

september 2017

new essd publication

Five articles by ESSD members have been published in the August issue of Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. This special issue was guest-edited by ESSD editorial board members.

DEPP special issue

july 2017

programme update

Two presentations have been added to the ESSD conference programme.

july 2017

conference programme

View the preliminary programme to see which 30 researchers will be presenting their work in Lisbon.

april 2017

call for papers - extended deadline

The deadline for abstracts for the ESSD conference in Lisbon (21-23 Sept 2017) has been extended to 20th April 2017.

march 2017

call for papers

ESSD members and other researchers who wish to attend the 28th Annual Conference in Lisbon are invited to submit abstracts of their conference papers no later than 31st March, 2017.

january 2017

new essd publication

Twelve ESSD members contributed to a new peer-reviewed book, published with support of the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe.
Evidence in European social drug research and drug policy

This book can now be purchased from the publishers' website.

january 2017

2017 conference

The 2017 ESSD conference will be hosted by the CIES-IUL University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal) and will take place on 21-23 September 2017.

january 2017

polydrug workshop

An international workshop titled Making Sense of Polydrug Use: Challenges and Responses will take place on Tuesday 22 August, 2017, at Paasitorni, Helsinki. The workshop is arranged in connection with the Contemporary Drug Problems conference that will be held on 23–25 August, also at Paasitorni, Helsinki.
For more information, see the workshop’s website.

october 2016

early career researcher award

ESSD congratulates Oskar Enghoff (Denmark) on winning the award for best presentation by an early career researcher at the 2016 ESSD conference in Frankfurt.