The role of the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe in combating drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking

Bull Narc. Oct-Dec 1983;35(4):73-7.


The Pompidou Group, a co-operation group to combat drug abuse and illicit trafficking in drugs, has functioned at the Council of Europe since 1980 as a section of the Directorate of Economic and Social Affairs. Owing to its specific features, it is the only organization of its kind in Europe that deals with all areas of drug control, including the work of police and customs authorities, as well as work on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, epidemiology and research. It also deals with fellowship programmes. The political and technical activities of the Pompidou Group are described in this article, illustrating how it operates in the area of combating drug abuse at the international level.

MeSH terms

  • Crime / prevention & control*
  • Drug and Narcotic Control / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Drug and Narcotic Control / organization & administration*
  • Europe
  • France
  • Humans
  • Illicit Drugs*
  • International Cooperation
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / prevention & control*
  • Workforce


  • Illicit Drugs
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations