Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) 5 project activities

The EMCDDA cooperates with candidate and potential candidate countries to the EU since 2008, by developing and implementing technical cooperation projects financed by the Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) of the European Commission. The ultimate goals of these projects are to familiarise the beneficiary countries with EU policies and working methods and to prepare them for participating in the work of the EMCDDA.


Preparing IPA (Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance) beneficiary countries for their participation in the work of the EMCDDA. IPA 5 beneficiary countries are Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia.

Timetable: July 2015–June 2017

Objective: the overall objective is to support the IPA beneficiaries in their preparation for participation in the work of the EMCDDA and the Reitox network.

In order to achieve this, the project has defined a set of measurable, specific objectives:

  • To consolidate the Institutional framework of the cooperation.
  • To foster scientific cooperation in relation to data collection, analysis and interpretation.
  • To develop, increase and promote the added value of the cooperation.


*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence