About the EMCDDA

The countdown to the EU Drugs Agency (EUDA) is on!

On Tuesday 2 July 2024, the EMCDDA will become the European Union Drugs Agency (EUDA), with a new mandate and stronger role. Check out our web page which explains what this change means and provides practical information for all of our customers, partners and stakeholders. 





Learn more about the EUDA  

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is the leading authority on illicit drugs in Europe. Based in Lisbon, Portugal, we provide independent scientific evidence and analysis on all aspects of this constantly changing threat to individual lives and wider society. Our work contributes to EU and national policies to protect Europe’s citizens from drug-related harms. We are an agency of the European Union. 


The EMCDDA supports EU and national policymaking by providing evidence-based information on drugs, drug addiction and their consequences.


Information about the EMCDDA's organisational structure and its statutory bodies.


Cooperation with EU institutions, the Reitox network and regional and international organisations has been an important part of the EMCDDA’s work since its creation in 1993