On the invitation of the General Director of the ASP, on 18 April 2014 the Team Leader attended a series of activities in Gjirokastra in the framework of awareness raising activities in preventing the planting of narcotic plants. The message conveyed in one of the activities organized by the municipality of Gjirokastra with the participation of high school students in the launching of a tree planting project along the Viroi river, was that of contributing to a healthy environment and drawing the young people away from unhealthy behaviours such as drugs cultivation and drug use.
In the meeting held with the head of Lazarat commune and representatives of local community, the Team Leader of PAMECA IV appreciated the efforts being made to put a social dimension to the issue that has negatively marked Lazarat for many years. Mr Butini said that from an EU perspective, meetings of such format, i.e. round table with representatives of local and central government, the police and the local community are not only efforts towards the right direction but they indicate willingness on the part of all stakeholders to resolve such issues of concern and are very much welcomed and appreciated.