The national focal point is located within the Austrian Public Health Institute (Gesundheit Österreich GmbH), a public body funded by the Federal Ministry of Health. The Austrian Public Health Institute has three business units, carrying out research, planning, monitoring and reporting activities (within the business unit ÖBIG), developing, implementing and evaluating a nationwide quality system for healthcare (within the business unit BIQG) and promoting and financing health promotion activities (within the business unit FGÖ). The national focal point is part of the Addiction Competence Center established at ÖBIG.
(Biberstrasse 20 for parcels and normal mail)
Tel. +43 151561131
Fax +43 5138472
Head of national focal point: Ms Ilonka Horvath
The national focal point is located within the Epidemiology Unit of the Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP). The WIV-ISP is a state (federal) scientific organisation and implements policies in response to the legal framework and priorities of the Federal Minister for Health and the President of the Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Security and the Environment. The WIV-ISP is the scientific reference in the field of public health. WIV-ISP supports health policy and policy-making through innovative research, analyses, monitoring activities and expert advice. In this way, WIV-ISP contributes to a healthy life for all. The main tasks of the drugs programme of the WIV-ISP include the monitoring, collection, analysis and dissemination of drug-related information. In order to dispose of national drug-related data, cooperation and coordination with 4 regional partner organisations is vital due to the assigned responsibilities regarding health policy.
(Institut scientifique de santé publique/Wetenschappelijk Instituut Volkgezondheid)
Rue Juliette Wytsman 14
Tel. +32 26425034
Fax +32 26425001
Head of national focal point: Ms Lies Gremeaux
The national focal point (NFP) is based in the National Centre for Addictions. The unit carries out informational, analytical, scientific research, expert-consultative and publishing activities. The main objectives of NFP activities include methodological control, collection, evaluation and classification, processing, storage, analysis and dissemination of information in the field of drug demand and supply in Bulgaria, drug policy and the response to the situation in that field. The NFP works on the provision of information, supporting the activity of the National Drug Council and the formulation of a state policy towards drugs and drug addiction.
117, Pirotska Str.
Tel.: +359 28313079
Fax.: +359 28321047
Head of national focal point: Mr Alexander Panayotov
The national focal point is located within the Office for Combating Drug Abuse of the Government of the Republic of Croatia. This Office develops drug policy and coordinates the activities of the ministries and other actors involved in the implementation of the national drug strategy at the political level. It monitors the drug situation in Croatia and proposes measures to address drug-related issues.
HR - 10 000 Zagreb
Tel.: +385 14878128
Fax.: +385 14878120
Head of national focal point: Ms Lidija Vugrinec
The national focal point was created in March 2004 by the Cyprus Anti-Drugs Council, the main coordinating body responsible for drug and alcohol policy in Cyprus. The primary role of the national focal point is the collection, analysis and evaluation of information and data concerning the drug use situation in Cyprus and the implementation of EMCDDA activities and other related national activities.
Cyfield Tower, Limassol Avenue 130
City Home 81, 4th floor
CY - Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel.: +357 22442973
Fax.: +357 22305022
Head of national focal point: Ms Ioanna Yiasemi
The national focal point was established as the National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in 2002, within the structure of the Office of the Government of Czechia, Secretariat of the Council of the Government for Drug Policy Coordination. The main objectives of the national focal point are to monitor the situation in the field of use of psychotropic substances, prepare documentation for evidence-based decision-making at the national and European level and evaluate the efficiency of such actions. In 2014, in line with the goals of the integrated drug policy, the national focal point became responsible for data collection and analysis in the field of gambling and was renamed the National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addictions.
Secretariat of the Council of the Government for Drug Policy Coordination, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
Nabr. Edvarda Benese 4
118 01 Praha 1 - Malá Strana
Tel. +420 224002111
Head of national focal point: Mr Viktor Mravcik
The national focal point is located within the Danish Health Authority, an autonomous Government agency linked to the Ministry of Health. The Danish Health Authority is made up of a number of divisions and centres, each dealing with its own area of expertise
Axel Heides Gade 1
DK- 2300, Copenhagen S
Tel. +45 72227757
Fax +45 72227411
Head of national focal point: Ms Kari Grasaasen
The national focal point is located within the Infectious Disease and Drug Monitoring Department of the NIHD. The department collects, harmonises and analyses data on illicit drugs in Estonia, and disseminates information and cooperates with EU and non-EU national focal points, and other international bodies and organisations
Tel. +372 6593826
Fax +372 6593901
Head of national focal point: Ms Katri Abel-Ollo
The national focal point is hosted by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
PO Box 30
(Office: Mannerheimintie 166, FI-00271 Helsinki)
Tel. ++358 295247369
Head of national focal point: Ms Sanna Rönkä
Since 1996, the French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Observatoire français des drogues et des toxicomanies, OFDT) has been entrusted, as an independent body, with the coordination of all drug- monitoring activities in France, and has acted as the national focal point. The OFDT is also responsible for the evaluation of drug policies in France. Since 1999, its areas of activity have included licit substances (alcohol, tobacco and medicines) in addition to illicit drugs and addictive behaviours. The OFDT is mainly funded by the Inter-ministerial Mission for Combating Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (Mission interministérielle de lutte contre les drogues et les conduites addictives, MILDECA), an inter-departmental body composed of representatives of different ministries, which is responsible for the overall coordination of activities against drugs and drug dependency in France. For a comprehensive picture of the French drug situation, please refer to the national report 2016 to the EMCDDA
(French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction)
69 rue de Varenne
Tel. +33 141627716
Fax. +33 141627700
Head of national focal point: Mr Julien Morel d'Arleux
Following the establishment of the EMCDDA in 1993, the German Ministry for Health nominated the Federal Centre for Health Education (Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Cologne), the German Centre for Addiction Issues (Deutsche Hauptstelle für Suchtfragen e.V. (DHS), Hamm) and the IFT Institute for Therapy Research (IFT Institut für Therapiefoschung, Munich) to act jointly as the German national focal point (NFP) within the Reitox network of the EMCDDA. Together, the three institutions form the German Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (DBDD) with the IFT as the institution responsible for the overall management of the NFP. Within the DBDD, the BZgA deals with prevention aspects, the DHS is mainly responsible for the working areas of addiction treatment and the IFT is responsible for epidemiology, drug policy, legal framework information, information on drug-related harms and harm reduction and the Early Warning System (EWS).
(Deutsche Beobachtungsstelle für Drogen und Drogensucht, DBDD)
Tel. +49 8936080440/41
Head of national focal point: Mr Tim Pfeiffer-Gerschel
The Greek national focal point is located within the University Mental Health Research Institute and operates as the National Centre of Documentation and Information on Drugs. The national focal point operates on the basis of a three-year contract with the Ministry of Health and collaborates with OKANA (the Greek Organisation Against Drugs). Overall, the national focal point deals with drug-related issues in the field of epidemiology and responses, and is given a mandate beyond the implementation of EMCDDA-related activities. Its responsibilities also include monitoring alcohol use and related problems, and drafting the Greek National report on drugs, the annual Greek bibliography on drugs and alcohol, and other alcohol-related assignments.
Soranou tou Efesiou, 2
(PO Box 66 517)
Tel. +30 2106536902
Fax +30 2106537273
Head of national focal point: Ms Manina Terzidou
The Hungarian national focal point has been located within the National Institute for Health Development since 1 January 2016. Its legal basis was confirmed by an adoption of a governmental resolution in September 2003. The Inter-ministerial Coordination Committee on Drug Affairs oversees the work of the national focal point.
Albert Florian str. 2 - 6
Tel. +36 1 476 11 00
Head of national focal point: Mr Gergely Horváth
The Irish national focal point is located in the Health Research Board (HRB). The HRB is a statutory body with a mission to improve health through research and information. The HRB is responsible for promoting, commissioning and conducting medical, epidemiological and health services research in Ireland. Within the HRB, a multidisciplinary team of researchers and information specialists work to provide objective, reliable and comparable information on the drug situation and its consequences and responses in Ireland. The HRB disseminates research findings, information and news in the drugs area through its Trends series, through the HRB National Drugs Library and through a quarterly research and policy bulletin, Drugnet Ireland. Through its research and dissemination activities, the HRB aims to inform policy and practice in relation to drug misuse.
Grattan House, 67-72 Lower Mount Street
Tel. +353 12345168
Head of national focal point: Mr Brian Galvin
The Department for Anti-Drug Policies was set up at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers by means of the first decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of 20 June 2008, and placed under the functional responsibility of the Prime Ministerial Under-Secretary with delegated responsibility for drugs. The Department’s role is to promote, guide and coordinate the Government’s initiatives to combat the spread of drug and alcohol dependency and to promote cooperation with the competent public administrations in the sector, associations, therapeutic communities and other non-governmental organisations. The Italian national focal point is located in the Department, and is responsible for collecting, processing and interpreting data and information of a statistical-epidemiological, pharmacological-clinical, and psychosocial nature and for documentation on the use, abuse, dealing and trafficking of drugs and psychotropic substances. The Department is also responsible for collaboration with the European Union and international bodies operating in the sector. The national focal point is an integral part of the Department’s technical and scientific division.
Via dei Laterani n.34
I - 00184 Roma
Tel. +39 0667796030
Fax +39 0667796843
Head of national focal point: Mrs Elisabetta Simeoni
The national focal point is located in Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of Latvia. The Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of Latvia is a newly established public institution responsible for data collection and monitoring on different public health issues.
Duntes Street 22
Tel. +371 67501590
Fax.: +371 67501591
Head of national focal point: Ms Laura Isajeva
The national focal point in Lithuania is situated within the Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control Department of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. The main responsibilities of the department include implementation of the national drug programme, information gathering and dissemination. The department operates under the leadership of the Prime Minister and Minister of Health and is responsible for relations with international organisations, including the EMCDDA.
Sv. Stepono str. 27
Tel. +37 07 0663195
Fax +37 07 0668095
Head of national focal point: Ms Lina Jurgelaitiene
The headquarters of the national focal point in Luxembourg are located within the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH). As a scientific research institute in the field of public health, LIH is a common welfare institution, which is partly financed by the National Administration. A series of synergies between the national focal point and specialised departments of the LIH allow for effective experience sharing and management of technical, logistical and administrative activities.
Allée Marconi - Villa Louvigny
Tel. +352 247 85503
Head of national focal point: Ms Nadine Berndt
The Maltese national focal point is based within the Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity and is part of the National Coordinating Unit on Drugs and Alcohol. It started its operations in June 2004 as a result of a Twinning Light Project with the Netherlands.
Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity
LEAP Community & Resource Centre
72, Melita Street
MT -Valletta, VLT 1120
Tel. +356 2590 3324/86/78
Head of national focal point: Mr Carlo Olivari Demanuele
The national focal point in the Netherlands is located within the National Drug Monitor, which was established in 1999 by the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport in order to evaluate and review registration and survey research data at the national level and to report these data to the Lower Chamber of Parliament, concerned ministries and other stakeholders both nationally and internationally. The national focal point is part of the Drug Monitoring and Policy Department of the Trimbos Institute, the national research institute for mental health care, addiction care and social work, which is tasked with informing policymakers and politicians about the mental health issues that concern the Dutch population. There is close collaboration with the Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Security and Justice.
(Netherlands Institute of Mental Health
Da Costakade 45
PO Box 725
NL-3500 AS Utrecht
Tel. +31 302971186
Fax +31 302971187
Head of national focal point: Mrs Margriet van Laar
Since 2016 the Norwegian focal point has been located in the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI). FHI acts as a national competence institution for governmental authorities, the health service, the judiciary, prosecuting authorities, politicians, the media and the general public on issues related to forensic science, physical and mental health, the prevention of communicable diseases and the prevention of harmful environmental influences. It is placed directly under the Ministry of Health and Care Services.
P.O. Box 4404 Nydalen
Tel. +47 40627 424
Head of national focal point: Mr Thomas Anton Sandøy
The Polish national focal point (Centrum Informacji o Narkotykach i Narkomanii/Information Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) was established in 2001 and is located within the National Bureau for Drug Prevention under the auspices of the Ministry of Health. The National Bureau for Drug Prevention is a state institution established to implement Poland’s drug policies in the drug demand reduction field. The legal basis for the national focal point and its activity is provided by a Parliamentary Act.
PL - 02 776 Warsaw
Tel. +48 226411501
Fax +48 226411565
Head of national focal point: Mr Artur Malczewski
The Portuguese national focal point is located within the General- Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD). Attached to the Ministry of Health, SICAD’s mission is to promote a reduction in the use of psychoactive substances, the prevention of addictive behaviours and a decrease in dependences. SICAD is the national focal point and is directly responsible for the implementation of the National Plan. It plans, implements and coordinates drug demand reduction interventions, and collects, analyses and disseminates information on drug use and responses to it. The Director General of SICAD is also the National Coordinator for Drugs, Drug Addiction and Alcohol-Related Problems.
Alameda das Linhas de Torres 117 (Parque de
Saúde Pulido Valente)
Tel. +351 211119000
Fax +351 211112790 to 98
Head of national focal point: Mrs Ana Sofia Santos
The Romanian national focal point is a unit within the National Anti-Drug Agency under the remit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The director of the Agency acts as the national coordinator on drugs in Romania. The director is responsible for coordinating the drafting of the national drugs strategy and related action plans and acts for their application. The director also has the responsibility of ensuring compliance with the international conventions and agreements to which Romania is party and proposes to the Government, through the Ministry of Internal Affairs, measures regarding the fulfilment of the obligations arising from these international documents.
37th Unirii Boulevard, Bl. A4
Tel. +40 213164797
Fax +40 213164797
Head of national focal point: Ms Ruxanda Iliescu
The national focal point is located within the Department of Drug Strategy Coordination and Monitoring of Drugs, which is based within the Ministry of Health. Under the responsibility of the Health Ministry’s State Secretary, the Department functions as an executive body/secretariat of the Government Council for Drug Policy and oversees the coordination and implementation of the national drugs strategy. The Department’s Director is also the Secretary of the Council and ex officio National Drug Coordinator. The department consists of two sections. The National Drugs Strategy section is tasked with national coordination and implementation of the National Anti-Drugs Strategy. It also contains a unit dealing with institutional and international relations and information transfers related to drug issues. The National Monitoring Centre for Drugs section functions as Slovakia’s national focal point to the EMCDDA. It is responsible for monitoring of the drug situation and managing national drug information systems.
Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic
(Národné monitorovacie centrum
pre drogy, Ministerstvo zdravotníctva
Limbova 2, P.O. Box 52
Tel. +421 259373167
Fax +421 257295819
Head of national focal point: Mr Imrich Steliar
The Slovenian national focal point is a part of the Information Unit for Illicit Drugs (IUID), which is located at the National Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia (NIPH). The NIPH collects, organises and analyses health-related statistical data in the fields of diagnoses, attendance, staff and visiting hours in outpatient facilities, outpatient specialist services and hospitals. The legal basis for the establishment of the Slovenian national focal point is the Prevention of Illicit Drug Abuse and Treatment of Drug Addictions Act (1999).
Tel. +386 12441400
Fax +386 12441447
Head of national focal point: Mr Milan Krek
The Spanish national focal point is located within the Government Delegation for the National Plan on Drugs, a government organisation under the auspices of the Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Welfare. The Government Delegation for the National Plan on Drugs is entrusted with coordination of different aspects of drug policy, ranging from drug trafficking to responses to the drug problem.
Plaza de España, 17
Tel. +34 91 822 61 25
Fax +34 91 822 60 95
Head of national focal point: María Azucena Martí Palacios
The Swedish national focal point is located within the Public Health Agency of Sweden, which is responsible for national public health issues. The agency promotes good public health by building and disseminating knowledge to healthcare professionals and others responsible for infectious disease control and public health.
Forskarens väg 3
S-831 40 Östersund
Tel. +46 10 205 29 08
Head of national focal point: Mr Joakim Strandberg
The Turkish Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (TUBİM) is attached to the Ministry of Interior/Turkish National Police/ Counter Narcotics Department. It is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the national drug strategy on behalf of the Ministry of Interior and for monitoring the drug situation in the whole country. It does this through its network of provincial focal points around the country. TUBİM also manages Turkey’s National Early Warning System for monitoring new psychoactive substances. Comprised of academics from a range of disciplines, TUBİM’s Scientific Committee reviews evidence that is related to drug policy issues and provides advice to the government.
EMCDDA Türkiye Ulusal Temas Noktası
Meşrutiyet Mah. Konur Sokak No:40
Tel. +90 312 462 8050-55
Fax: +90 312 462 8059
Head of national focal point: Mr Murat Sarigüzel
The UK Focal Point on Drugs (the national focal point) is based in Public Health England. It works closely with the Home Office, other government departments and the devolved administrations (Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) in providing information to the EMCDDA.