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Supply reduction and new drugs (SAT) unit

The formation of this unit recognises the increasing importance of supply and supply reduction data in the EMCDDA’s reporting and analysis. It also benefits from some of the natural synergies that exist with aspects of the work involved in the European early warning system on new psychoactive substances. The unit has a transversal role in coordinating the synthesis of data from different sources to allow the more timely identification and dissemination of information on new trends and potential threats. The unit focuses on supply and supply reduction data, including the issues related to drug-related crime, as well as on the early warning system, risk assessment and other tasks necessary to fulfil the EMCDDA’s obligations with respect to the Council decision on new psychoactive substances.

Mission statement: To analyse and to ensure improved comparability, objectivity and reliability of existing data on supply and supply reduction.

The unit’s principal aims are:

  • to provide a central reference point for collecting analysing and reporting on drug supply and supply reduction issues, through the development and implementation of comparable and scientifically rigorous tools and mechanisms;
  • to understand better the operation and functioning of drug markets and issues related to drug-related crime;
  • to conduct all tasks necessary for the effective operation of the early warning system and risk assessment mechanism on new psychoactive substances and ensure that the EMCDDA fulfils its obligations with respect to the Council decision on new psychoactive substances;
  • to coordinate the synthesis of data on new trends and potential threats and thereby facilitate the reporting of new developments in a more timely and effective manner.
Supply reduction and new drugs (SAT) unit
Head of unit Roumen Sedefov
Administrative support agent Paulete Duque
Administrative support agent Anna Dziewior
Principal scientific analyst — national legislation, ELDD
Brendan Hughes
Principal scientific officer international organisations* Klaudia Palczak (1)
Action on new drugs sector
Head of sector Ana Gallegos
Professional Scientific analyst on new psychoactive substances Joanna de Morais
Scientific analyst — action on new drugs
Michael Evans-Brown
Professional scientific analyst Rita Jorge
Scientific analyst — action on new drugs Rachel Christie
Database support agent Anabela Almeida
Markets, crime and supply reduction sector
Head of sector Andrew Cunningham
Principal scientific analyst supply reduction Laurent Laniel
Scientific analyst drug supply indicators Teodora Groshkova
Professional analyst/writer drug markets and drug related crime Tim Surmont
Scientific analyst — law enforcement
Seconded National Expert
Tiberiu Stoian

(1) Shared assignment with RTX unit.

Page last updated: Friday, 29 September 2017