Franquero has degrees in philosophy and anthropology and anMAin drug dependencies from the Universidad de Barcelona. Heiscurrently the deputy director of the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education Research & Service Foundation. He trained as a volunteer atEnergy Control where he was later hired to work in classrooms facilitating educational workshops on the reality of drugs in the lives of young people. Subsequently, he has collaborated with the Subdirecci n General de Drogodependencias in the government of Catalonia in coordinating risk reduction programs in the nightlife context and, in the context of the regulation of the activity of cannabis social clubs. The Subdirecci n General de Drogode- pendencias’ Franquero to partici- pate in a variety of international projects, such as Democracy, Cities & Drugs and NEWIP.