Day of Action 2018


City: Rome

Organisations: Forum Droghe onlus

Press conference for the presentation in Rome of the ninth NGO Drugs Report (White Paper on Drugs – Libro Bianco sulla politica delle droghe in Italia ) at the Chamber of Deputies / Senate. Then sit in front of Chamber of Deputies with t-shirts and banners that say Support do not punish.


City: Perugia

Organisations: Borgorete

We participated at a techno party near Perugia set up in  a chill out area, a stand with flyers concerning the main recreational drugs, their related risks and safer use. We also provided a service of drug checking with colorimetric reagents and distributed safer sniffing kits (saline solution and a clean piece of paper with SDP logo printed with edible ink). We printed two posters with SDP logo and talked about the campaign with everyone who visited our site. Earlier in the day we also promoted the campaign at the street unit service and at the drop in.



Day of Action 2016

Mobilisations this year took place in Rome, Turin, Milan and Naples with press releases and collections of signatures, as part of a nationwide campaign for the legal regulation of cannabis. Turin also held activities on 26th June and 21st July around naloxone and overdose prevention with a stand, distributions of flyers, discussions around the campaign and a Flash Mob.

Videos of the event in Turin

Media coverage


Day of Action 2015

In Agliana, scientists, patients, activists and politicians gathered on 27th June to discuss therapeutic cannabis and drug policy.


Day of Action 2014

To prepare for the actual “celebration” of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, and join the “Support Don’t Punish” mobilization, the Luca Coscioni Association, LCA, prepared four vignettes to address four topics believed to be instrumental in raising a debate in the context of narcotics substances in Italy: Mafia money, new Drugs, Death penalty and scientific research. The illustrations were also used for a Facebook page entitled “è ora di parlare di droghe” (it’s time to talk about drugs) created to prepare for the June 26 event and to promote an appeal directed at the Government, Parliament and the media called #parliamodidroghe (we need to talk about drugs) that called on institutions to publicly address the matter on that very day. In a little less than a week, the Facebook page gathered some 8,300 fans and reached over a million viewers, and became the catalyst of all sorts of drug-related news in Italy. The appeal was sent to some 40.000 individuals and signed by over 3700.

The Italian press responded positively to the appeal publishing op-eds prepared by the LCA on the need to address several drug-related issues in Italy. To add extra institutional support to the activities, an 8-page parliamentary resolution was drafted and sent to all Members of Parliament urging them to introduce it on time for a discussion on the 26 June. An alternative version of the same document was drafted in the form of a parliamentary question. The Hon Roberto Rampi, of the ruling Democratic Party, submitted it with other five colleagues, and on 26 June, he took the floor at the end of the plenary to urge a formal reaction from the government (which as at the end of August has not arrived).

On 25 June a press conference was organised in Rome together with the Italian member of the European Center on Drugs and Drug Addition, Radicali italiani, Hands Off Cain and the Nonviolent Radical Party to address the three themes selected for the campaign.

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