ESSD European Society for Social Drug Research

30th Annual Conference

26th – 28th September 2019

Key dates: 
26th April 2019: Deadline for the submission of abstracts
7th June 2019: Notification to the selected authors
30th August 2019: Deadline for the registration of attendance 

Riga, Latvia

For the first time the ESSD conference will be held in Latvia. This is organised by the University of Latvia in collaboration with the ministry of the Interior. 

About ESSD

The ESSD was founded in 1990 to promote social science approaches to drugs research and policy, with special reference to the situation in Europe ( The society holds an annual conference to promote collaboration and co-operation among researchers working in the drugs field. 

The ESSD members and other researchers who wish to attend the 30th Annual Conference are invited to submit abstracts of their conference papers no later than 26th April 2019.

Presentations should preferably include a European dimension (such as reporting on research or issues from more than one European country, comparisons between data from European studies), and/or theoretical analysis that draws inferences from the local to the global. Presentations that are restricted to a description of interventions or (local) policies will not be accepted. Qualitative studies are particularly welcome. Each presentation lasts for 15 minutes (this does not include time for discussions). The language of the conference is English (more in “Call for abstracts”).

The standard Conference Fee is €100. ESSD Board members and students (bachelor, master and PhD students) pay a reduced rate of €50 (for more information please see “Registration for the conference and conference fee”).

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