call for chapter outlinesAs in previous years, the ESSD wish to publish a peer-reviewd book and has issued a call for chapter outlines. The theme of the book will be Normalisation re-visited: Drugs in Europe in the 21st Century. This call is not restricted to ESSD members.
new boardThe ESSD membership elected a new Board:
early career researcher awardThe ESSD Board has awarded Kostas Skliamis for the best presentation by an early career researcher at the ESSD conference in Vienna.
acknowledgmentsCongratulations to Alfred Uhl, Ulrike Kobrna and Meropi Tzanetakis for organising an inpiring ESSD conference in Vienna. And a thank you to Elke for the tasty bites.
programmeFor those interested in research in the area of cannabis normalisation, digital drug markets, street code, or other social drug themes, the upcoming ESSD conference programme includes 29 presentations, organised into 10 sessions.
detailed informationThe organising team of the upcoming ESSD confernce in Vienna has collected some detailed information for participants in the document below, including conference fee payment, preliminary programme, and recommendations for public transport and accommodation.
extended deadlineThose interested in presenting their research at the upcoming ESSD conference (6-8 October 2022 in Vienna) can submit abstracts of their conference papers until July 1st 2022.
call for abstractsESSD members and other researchers who wish to present their work at the 33rd Annual Conference are invited to submit abstracts of their conference papers no later than 23 June 2022. Details can be found in the documents below.
save the dateThe 33rd annual ESSD conference will take place in Vienna (Austria). We sincerely hope that the COVID-situation in autumn will allow a face-to-face meeting!
new publicationA new addition to the series of ESSD books entitled Who? Variation and distinction in the European drugs landscape explores the subjectivity behind the label ‘drug user’.
book of abstractsThe book of abstracts with links to presentation slides from the 2021 online ESSD conference is now available.
acknoledgementSpecial thanks to the Organising Committee for a successful 2021 online ESSD conference. Congratulations Meropi Tzanetakis, Alfred Uhl and Emir Handžo.
conference programmeThe programme for the upcoming ESSD conference covers 26 presentations and is available at the conference website.
new publicationA special issue on drugs and digital technologies of Kriminologisches Journal has now been published. With papers emerging from the 2020 ESSD Conference.
extended deadlineAbstracts of conference papers for the 32nd annual ESSD conference (30 Sep - 1 Oct 2021) can be submitted until 20th August 2021.
reminderNo conference fees apply for the upcoming online ESSD conference. Registration is required, but participation is free of charge.
call for papersESSD members and other researchers who wish to attend the 32nd annual conference (30 Sep - 1 Oct 2021) are invited to submit abstracts of their conference papers no later than 20th July 2021.
conference dateDue to the COVID pandemic this year’s 32nd annual ESSD conference will take place online between 30 September and 1 October 2021. For this online conference, there is no conference fee.
call for abstractsScholars are invited to submit an abstract for Drugs and digital technologies, a special English issue of Kriminologisches Journal (KrimJ).
book of abstractsThe book of abstracts (with presentation slides) of the 31st Annual ESSD Conference Online is now available.
congratulationsCongratulations and thanks to our hosts at the University of Vienna for organising a successful online conference.
registrationRegistration for the ESSD Conference Online on 24-25 September 2020 is now open. Participation in this conference is free of charge but requires prior registration for all attendees.
final callThis is the final call for abstracts of conference papers for the 31st Annual ESSD Conference Online. Deadline for submission is extended to 10 July 2020.
online conferenceDue to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 31st Annual ESSD Conference will be held online. Researchers who wish to present at this online conference are invited to submit abstracts of their conference papers no later than 30 June 2020.
cancellationThe upcoming physical ESSD conference in Vienna is cancelled due to the Corona-crisis. The initial call for abstracts for this conference is withdrawn. The ESSD is currently looking into the possibility for a virtual conference on the same dates. Further information will follow...
call for conference papersResearchers who wish to attend the 31st Annual ESSD Conference in Vienna (24-26 September 2020) are invited to submit abstracts of their conference papers no later than 10 April 2020.
extended deadlineThe deadline for submission of outlines for the ESSD book has been extended to Sunday, December 15, 2019.
abstracts and presentationsAbstracts and (most) presentations of the 2019 ESSD conference in Riga are now available.
call for chaptersThe 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.
save the dateThe 31st ESSD conference will be held 24-26 September 2020 in Vienna (Austria).
new publicationThe latest ESSD publication, entitled Why? Explanations for drug use and drug dealing in social drug research is now available at Pabst Publishers.
conference programmeView the final programme of the upcoming ESSD conference in Riga below
presentations overviewThe upcoming 30th annual ESSD conference in Riga will feature more than 30 presentations. Curious? Register now at www.essdriga.lu.lv
registration deadlineThose 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 firstname.lastname@example.org before 30 August 2019.
practical informationSuggestions 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).
extended deadlineThe deadline for sending abstracts for the 30th Annual Conference on 26-28 September 2019 in Riga has been extended to 10 May 2019.
conference websiteThe organisers of the upcoming 30th ESSD conference in Riga have launched a website providing information on abstract submission, registration, conference venue, hotel suggestions, etcetera.
call for abstractsESSD 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.
save the dateWe are delighted to invite you to the 30th annual ESSD conference which will take place from 26 to 28 September 2019 in Riga (Latvia).
30th essd conferenceThe 2019 ESSD annual conference will be held in Riga (Latvia) in late September or early October. Exact dates will be announced shortly...
new essd publicationIn 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.
conference presentationsMany 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.
early career researcherFor her presentation on Sketch Mapping at the 2018 annual conference in Budapest, Luise Klaus has won the Early Career Researcher Award. Congratulations!
programme and abstractsAn 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.
pre-conference meetingThose 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.
conference programmeThe upcoming ESSD conference in Budapest will feature 36 presentations organised in 11 thematic sessions.
2nd call for papersThe 2018 conference organisers have issued a second call for papers. The deadline for sending abstracts will be 1st of June.
call for papersESSD 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.
conference attendanceIf 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 email@example.com.
new e-mail addressThe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
extended deadlineThe deadline for submission of outlines for the ESSD book (see below) has been extended to Friday, December 1st, 2017.
call for outlinesInspired 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:
new essd boardA total of 61% of the membership voted for a new ESSD Board:
early career researcher awardESSD congratulates Levente Móró on winning the award for best presentation by an early career researcher at the 2017 ESSD conference in Lisbon.
book of abstractsView the book of abstracts for summaries of presentations at the upcoming ESSD conference in Lisbon.
new essd publicationFive 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.
conference programmeView the preliminary programme to see which 30 researchers will be presenting their work in Lisbon.
call for papers - extended deadlineThe deadline for abstracts for the ESSD conference in Lisbon (21-23 Sept 2017) has been extended to 20th April 2017.
call for papersESSD 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.
new essd publicationTwelve ESSD members contributed to a new peer-reviewed book, published with support of the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe.
2017 conferenceThe 2017 ESSD conference will be hosted by the CIES-IUL University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal) and will take place on 21-23 September 2017.
polydrug workshopAn 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.
early career researcher awardESSD congratulates Oskar Enghoff (Denmark) on winning the award for best presentation by an early career researcher at the 2016 ESSD conference in Frankfurt.