Building an International Student Drug Policy Reform Movement
This grant aims to support SSDP in employing an international liaison who will be tasked with carrying out the following three responsibilities:
1. International Growth and Assistance (responding to chapter startup inquiries; recruiting students abroad; helping them to form autonomous national organizations; providing resources and training to new chapter leaders and networks; empowering new networks to engage in local decision-making; fostering international cooperation among affiliates).
2. International Coordination (ensuring that national SSDP networks are collaborating and learning from each other by facilitating communication among their leadership; taking the best practices learned from each of these networks and pollinate the other networks with those ideas; identifying opportunities for SSDP members to travel internationally and experience other countries' drug policies, or study abroad and exchange programs organized by the students' universities; coordinating international solidarity campaigns). First Year Objective: Organize an international solidarity campaign with the participation of at least three SSDP networks.
3) Global Representation (representing the perspectives and interests of all international SSDP networks during instances in which a single voice is required, e.g. conducting media relations during solidarity campaigns). First Year Objectives: Gain international consensus on a Global SSDP Charter and subsequently represent SSDP internationally in public forums and the media.