Established: 1993
Director: Alexis Goosdeel
Address: Cais do Sodre
1249-289 Lisbon
Tel. (351) 211 21 02 00
Fax (351) 211 21 03 80


About the EMCDDA

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is one of the European Union’s decentralized agencies. Established in 1993 and based in Lisbon, it is the main source for comprehensive information on drugs and drug addiction in Europe.

EMCDDA is the leading authority on illicit drugs in the European Union. The agency provides independent scientific evidence and analysis on all aspects of this constantly changing threat to individual lives and wider society. Its work contributes to EU and national policies to protect Europe’s citizens from drug-related harms.