In 2020, the EMCDDA celebrates 25 years of monitoring the drug situation in Europe. In the quarter of a century, since it embarked on its first work programme, the agency has witnessed radical changes, both in the extent and nature of the drugs problem.
Keeping pace with a dynamic drug phenomenon in a changing world, while remaining relevant to policy and practice, requires constant reflection, innovation and agility.
Looking to the future and the new challenges the agency will face, 2020 is a time to take stock of the progress made so far.
The EMCDDA events timeline highlights the organisation's achievements over the past 25 years.