European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) was established in 1993. Inaugurated in Lisbon in 1995, it is one of the EU’s decentralised agencies. The EMCDDA exists to provide the EU and its Member States with a factual overview of European drug problems and a solid evidence base to support the drugs debate. Today it offers policymakers the data they need for drawing up informed drug laws and strategies. It also helps professionals and practitioners working in the field pinpoint best practice and new areas of research.

Mission

The EMCDDA was set up to provide 'factual, objective, reliable and comparable information concerning drugs, drug addiction and their consequences'

EU Drugs Agenda 2021 – 2025

Europe,

The Drug Policy Network South East Europe and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) invite you to participate in the webinar that will provide information on the new European Union drug strategy.

Balancing access to opioid substitution treatment (OST) with preventing the diversion of opioid substitution medications in Europe

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EMCDDA

This report reviews how opioid substitution treatment (OST) is implemented in European countries and examines the public health consequences of the diversion and misuse of prescription OST medications.

Bursaries for Students for the 2021 European Drugs Winter and Summer Schools

Professionals, academics or experts from European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries (1) will have an opportunity to participate in the European Drugs Winter and Summer Schools this year, thanks to 10 bursaries being offered through the EU4Monitoring Drugs (EU4MD) project. The University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) and the EMCDDA are offering the two courses following the success of the European Drugs Summer School (EDSS) in 2020, taught remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Drugs

European Drugs Summer School 2021

Lisbon,

The two week Summer School prepares professionals and students to meet the complex policy challenges that face Europe and the World in the field of drugs. Teaching staff include scientific experts from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), researchers, practitioners and policymakers.

This edition will have a special focus on illicit drugs and vulnerable groups.

European Drugs Winter School 2021

Europe,

The EMCDDA and the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) are offering two upcoming events in 2021: the European Drugs Winter School (EDWS) and the European Drugs Summer School (EDSS).

The EDWS will take place as a virtual event from 1–12 March 2021 and will explore the theme of 'Responses to, and preparedness for, health-related threats (COVID-19 lessons learned)'.