European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

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8 Feb 1993, on adoption by Council of the European Union of Regulation (EEC) No 302/93; fully operational from early 1995. Set up following the initiative of French President François Mitterrand in Oct 1989 and in response to the Plan européen de lutte contre la drogue, which was adopted by European Council in Nov 1992, Edinburgh (UK), having been coordinated by European Committee to Combat Drugs (CELAD), set up in 1989. Based in Lisbon (Portugal), a decentralized agency of European Union (EU) under the terms of the Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty). Founding regulation was recast following an initiative of the EC, Aug 2005. After a co-decision procedure of Council and Parliament, it entered into force, 16 Jan 2007. Last amended by Regulation (EU) No 2017/2101 of Parliament and Council of 15 Nov 2017. Previously known under other acronyms: OEDT -- EBDD -- EWDD -- ECNN -- EONN.


Provide the Union and its Member States with factual, objective, reliable and comparable information at European level concerning drugs and drug addiction and their consequences; collect and analyse existing data; improve data-comparison methods; disseminate data; inform competent authorities of new developments and existing trends.

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Knowledge management/information dissemination; politics/policy/regulatory.


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Relations with 11 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members in 30 countries
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Subjects *

  • Societal Problems
    • Addiction, Drug Abuse
  • Research, Standards
    • Inspection, Tests
  • Health Care
    • Pharmacy

UN Sustainable Development Goals **



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