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Communication (COM) unit

The work of the Communication unit includes: media relations, marketing, inter-institutional communication, special events, publications and distribution.

Mission statement: The mission of the Communication unit is to provide the European Union and its Member States with a high-quality and highly valued information service on the drugs phenomenon in Europe. Its principal aims are:

  • to ensure that the information produced by the Centre is tailored to the needs of its target groups, which means it must be timely, analytical, up-to-date, concise and in the right format;
  • to raise awareness of the European drug problem, in general, and the role of the EMCDDA, in particular, via a broad yet targeted dissemination of the information produced by the Centre with a clear brand image;
  • to promote the EMCDDA as a centre of excellence among drug experts, researchers and practitioners by producing information of a high scientific standard.
Communication (COM) unit
Head of unit Rosemary Martin de Sousa
Administrative officer Sónia Vicente
Media relations and marketing sector
Head of sector Kathryn Robertson
Principal editor Peter Fay
Principal editor, communications manager Marie-Christine Ashby
Cross media officer Silke Vitt
Product development officer Katarzyna Natoniewska
Web manager David Penny
Documentation centre
Information and library services officer Vaughan Birbeck
Financial agent Leonor Gomes

Page last updated: Monday, 14 May 2018