Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2021

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The Embassy of Portugal in Washington DC cordially invites you to the fourth webinar of our OutSpoken series, within the context of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union:

On April 1, the Biden administration released its strategic drug policy plan, amid an intensifying drug epidemic with escalating overdose deaths across the United States. The policy guidance embraces many elements advocated by the drug reform policy community, such as enhancing evidence-based harm reduction efforts and expanding access to treatment. Among the global community, Portugal has been a leader in implementing many of these priorities with positive results, and is widely considered a model of drug policy reform.

On April 27, Foreign Policy at Brookings and the Embassy of Portugal will host a webinar on drug policy reform, trends in the United States and around the world, and lessons from Portugal. After opening remarks by Domingos Fezas Vital, ambassador of Portugal to the United States, Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown will moderate a panel discussion.

After their remarks, panelists will take questions from the audience. Viewers can submit questions for panelists via email to events@brookings.edu or on Twitter using #DrugPolicy.

Introductory remarks

Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow and Director, Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors, The Brookings Institution | @VFelbabBrown
Domingos Fezas Vital, Ambassador of Portugal to the United States | @PortugalintheUS

Panel

João Castel-Branco Goulão, National Coordinator for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Ministry of Health, Portugal | @SICAD_Portugal
Keith Humphreys, Esther Ting Memorial Professor, Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University | @KeithNHumphreys
Moderator: Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow and Director, Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors, The Brookings Institution | @VFelbabBrown

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Online: https://www.brookings.edu/events/the-biden-administrations-drug-policy-strategy-and-lessons-from-portugal

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On January 4th, 2021, at 10 am EST (3pm in the afternoon in mainland Portugal), the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union of the Embassy of Portugal, Washington, D.C. will be launched.

The Embassy of Portugal in Washington, D.C., cordially invites you to the virtual launching of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which will be followed by a piano concert, live, in the distinguished performing arts center “Casa da Música” (Porto), by world-renowned Portuguese composers Mário Laginha and Pedro Burmester.

The event will take place on the official pages of the Embassy of Portugal in Washington, D.C., on Facebook  and Youtube.

Due to the present pandemic, travel to and from Europe continues to be restricted.

Only passengers with valid and urgent reasons are allowed to travel and enter European countries, including Portugal. These reasons includ study, business and medical treatment purposes. For persons carrying a European visa, or going to live permanently with direct family (ex: spouses), entering in Europe is also permitted.

Please consult your airline to check if you can travel.

Rules pertaining to flights to and from Portugal (in Portuguese) can be consulted at: https://dre.pt/web/guest/home/-/dre/158480694/details/maximized?serie=II&parte_filter=31&dreId=158480692 

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Washington DC 20036

+1 202 35 054 00 (Chancery)
+1 202 33 230 07 (Consular Section)
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