Seminario CESED – Tony Duffin
Selling progressive drug policies in Ireland
“Tony Duffin is the CEO of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, a position he has held since 5th November 2005. Prior to this, he held a number of senior management roles in the addiction field, including playing a key role in opening Ireland’s first emergency accommodation for young people who inject drugs; and Irelands first wet residential service for entrenched street drinkers. He holds an MSc in ‘Drug and Alcohol Policy’ from Trinity College Dublin, and a Postgraduate Diploma in ‘Research in Health Practice’ through the University of Bath.”
This seminar will introduce Ana Liffey Drug Project and the presenter, set the scene in Ireland, explain drug policy systems and structures in Ireland and describe recent progressive drug policy changes in Ireland. It will also explain the role of civil society, and other stakeholders, in championing these recent policy changes, provide examples of advocacy in traditional media and social media, provide an overview of activities of the #SaferFromHarm Campaign and offer insights into overcoming a variety of blocks, barriers and pitfalls.