Roberto Pérez Gayo

Policy Officer , Correlation - European Harm Reduction Network

Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Roberto Perez Gayo is a researcher, pedagogue and social designer in the fields of drug policy, harm reduction and social justice. With a wide-ranging experience in developing and implementing international projects and cooperation, Roberto currently serves as the Policy Officer at Correlation - European Harm Reduction Network and lectures at DAE (Eindhoven, NL) and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Eindhoven, NL). From these positions, among others, they contribute to C-EHRN networking, policy, capacity-building and advocacy activities, represents the Network on multiple European and International platforms, networks and initiatives and contribute frequently to expert consultations and technical committees in the field of harm reduction, social and health care.


The war on drugs is considered a failure, but other than the shift in the handling of cannabis, there are no signs that approaches will be changed anytime soon. This workshop calls for the formation of a collective that, through practical exchange and expertise, influences the current discussions surrounding repression and prohibition. This collective aims to take the lead in discussion with the goal of a responsible future drug policy.