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The Directorate (DIR) consists of the Director and a management team. The Director of the EMCDDA is proposed by the European Commission and appointed by the Centre's Management Board for a renewable five-year period.

Mission statement: Managing the Centre as a whole, namely ensuring that the Centre's objectives and related tasks, set out in the founding regulation, are duly achieved through:

  • preparing and implementing the Centre's work programmes;
  • preparing and implementing the Centre’s budget;
  • preparing and implementing all other decisions and programmes adopted by the Centre's Management Board;
  • preparing a statement of revenue and expenditure and on the implementation of the budget;
  • ensuring the production of the publications required by the Centre's Regulation (EC) no 1920/2006;
  • preparing and implementing all staff matters;
  • ensuring day-to-day administration and management.
Director Wolfgang Götz
Administrative assistant Ana Maria Vargas*
Senior policy officer to Management board Monika Blum
Data protection officer Ignacio Vázquez Moliní*


Governance (GOV) unit
Head of unit Gonçalo Felgueiras e Sousa
Administrative support agent Renate De Neve
Principal verifying and risk assessment officer Francisco Sentieiro
Principal officer diplomatic relations Ignacio Vázquez Moliní*
Scientific officer to the Director and international organisations Klaudia Palczak*
Strategic planning and monitoring officer Narcisa Murgea
Administrative assistant ex-ante verification Ana Maria Vargas*
Driver   José Maria Courela

* Shared assignment.

About the EMCDDA

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is the reference point on drugs and drug addiction information in Europe. Inaugurated in Lisbon in 1995, it is one of the EU's decentralised agencies. Read more >>

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Praça Europa 1, Cais do Sodré
1249-289 Lisbon
Tel. (351) 211 21 02 00

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Page last updated: Tuesday, 06 January 2015