Lviv – Drugs Policy

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ELSA Lviv is announcing the second edition of SELS on Drugs Policy! The topic has several aspects, which include issues of medical and criminal law and touch the social sphere, particularly in the area of healthcare. Due to the fast-paced development of mankind, the internet, as usual, has influenced the topic as well. That is why the impact of the 'dark web' on drugs supply has to be included in the discussion. A week full of studying, partying, networking and developing yourselves is waiting for you in Lviv!

Maximum participation fees
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 320€
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 300€
Alumni/Member of a partner organisation/Non-Member - 360€
Maximum extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
Two-way airport transfer - 20€
Lviv, Ukraine
Cisar Hotel, Lviv
Number of participants
Date of arrival
Date of departure
Academic Partner
Ivan Franko Lviv National University.
Academic Programme

The general scope of the academic programme includes the following topics:

  • General overview of the different types of drugs and their allowance in European states: before starting a more detailed analysis of drugs policy, participants should have a general understanding of different types of drugs by their chemical type of the active ingredient, as well as legal classification by risk to human health
  • Drug supply reduction – an overview of EU policies and measures: the issue of drugs’ illegal dissemination is on the agenda in many European countries, so analysis of existent policies will provide the participants with factual conditions
  • International treaties on Drugs Policy: the overview of international documents regulating drugs supply and control will give the participants the opportunity to study the policy in EU in comparison to internationally
  • The role of the ‘dark web’ in the trade of illicit drugs and internet-facilitated drugs trade: an enormous amount of drugs are illegally smuggled via the web, so to find the solution to the problem, participants should be able to appreciate the magnitude of the problem
  • Decriminalisation of drugs – prospective: as this issue is being brought to the fore constantly, participants will get a general outline of ‘pro’ and ‘contra’ arguments for drugs legalisation and thus will be able to form their own opinions
  • Access to controlled medicines – the impact of legalised drugs: the use of narcotic substances in medicine is widespread and integral, though the process sometimes gets out of governmental control, causing misuse of the respective narcotic components.