Cities and the quest for regulation

Conference Dealing with Drugs


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Together with many cities in the world, the beautiful city of Amsterdam struggles with the effects of drug-related crime. Therefore, the mayor of Amsterdam organises the international conference ‘Dealing with Drugs – Cities and the quest for regulation’. 

Cities and the quest for regulation

The objective of this conference is to explore how -and not if- further regulation of the drug market can provide a solution, and which steps can be taken towards a more realistic approach of drug policy. This conference will take place on January 26, 2024, at the Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The mayor of Amsterdam advocates a realistic drug policy. This conference represents the first step in that direction. By engaging in candid conversations with international experts, experienced individuals, NGOs and scholars, the aim is to move beyond the question of whether regulation can be a solution and focus on how it can be achieved.



Invitations for this event are personal and there are limited seats available.

If you received an invitation, please register. You can use the email address on which you were approached.

If you have not received an invitation, but are interested to attend the conference, please send an email with your name, your role and a brief motivation to


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