The EMCDDA has been implementing technical cooperation projects in Kosovo since 2009. The current Kosovo’s national drugs strategy covers the period 2018–22. This strategy foresees, among other things, the setting up of a national drug observatory within the Secretariat for Strategies at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, tasked with gathering information and data from other institutions for analysis and evaluation, in order to prepare analytical reports for the National Drug Coordinator.
In September 2020, Kosovo signed a specific Working Arrangement with the EMCDDA, which foresees among others exchange on methodology of data-collection systems and on data itself; exchange of experiences on health and social responses to drug problems and support for the approximation of the Kosovo legislation and policies with EU legislation and policies on drug-related issues, including information systems, in line with the EU-Kosovo Stabilisation and Association Agreement.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.
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National Drug Observatory
Secretariat of Strategies
Ministry of Internal Affairs
Str. 'Luan Haradinaj'
XK – 10000 Pristina