Call for Applications for Drug Policy Reform Advocacy Workshop

The Human RightS Initiative (HRSI) is hosting a one–day intensive workshop on Drug Policy Reform Advocacy at CEU 10 am-5 pm on Saturday, May 16. 


This one-day workshop will focus on the impact of drug policies on human rights in the global context. Students will gain familiarity with the history, institutions and mechanisms of the international drug control system, with an emphasis on recent barriers and challenges. The course aims to compare variations in drug policy responses that exist across countries and examine the tensions between abstinence-only and harm reduction paradigms. The workshop will have a special focus on documentary films as advocacy tools and aim to develop an understanding of the use of videos and innovative online tools in advocacy.

Application Process:

Applicants should fill in the attached Application Form and return it to before midnight Wednesday, May 6.

Selected applicants will be notified via e–mail a few days after the deadline. The workshop is free of charge. All participants will be rewarded a Certificate of Completion.


Peter Sarosi is the Drug Policy Program Director of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU), a human rights NGO based in Budapest. He is the editor of the Drugreporter website ( and the director of hundreds of short online documentaries on various issues of drug policy. He is the Steering Committee member of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) and the Core Group member of the Civil Society Forum on Drugs, an expert group of the European Commission.


CEU Students, CEU alumni, junior staff from Budapest–based NGOs, students from other universities, etc.

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