Pompidou Group–EMCDDA cooperation
Since its inception, the EMCDDA has worked in close cooperation with the Pompidou Group and benefited greatly from the early seminal work of the Pompidou Group, in particular in the field of epidemiology. A Memorandum of Understanding between the EMCDDA and the Pompidou Group was signed in 1999 and in 2010 establishing formal co-operation, based on mutual recognition, complementarity, avoiding duplication of effort, looking for synergies and making use of their respective comparative advantages to ensure the most effective use of resources. The latest addendum to this memorandum, signed in December 2022, stipulates specific areas of collaboration based on the organisations’ work programmes and areas of interest. Through this memorandum, the EMCDDA participates as an observer in the Pompidou Group’s Permanent Correspondents’ meetings and the Pompidou Group is an observer at the meetings of the EMCDDA’s Management Board.
Liaison officers have been nominated by both organisations. Both organisations participate in each other seminars and/or activities according to their work programmes’ priorities.
Within cooperation in the Mediterranean Region initiated by Pompidou Group a close cooperation has been established with participation of EMCDDA in the Pompidou Group’s MedNET steering committee and later on through participation of PG’s representative in the EU4MD project, thus ensuring complementarity and mutual support.