Building on the achievements and results of previous EMCDDA technical cooperation projects, the EMCDDA4GE project will have as overall objective to help enhance national responses to drug-related health and security threats in Georgia.
This project is part of the wider EU4 Security, Accountability and Fight against Crime in Georgia programme. It will be a knowledge transfer and capacity-building project, and will further familiarise Georgian partners with the EU’s key values and policies regarding drug policy, and in particular the EU drug information system, its methodologies, tools and best practice in terms of interventions.
Timetable: 3 May 2021 – 2 May 2023
Overall objective: To contribute to enhanced national responses on drug-related health and security threats in Georgia.
This is divided into two specific objectives:
Specific objective 1 – Enhanced monitoring and reporting capacity of the Georgian National Drug Observatory
This specific objective will firstly assess the Georgian National Drug Observatory’s institutional capacity. Based on the outcome of this assessment, action will be taken to increase the availability of national drug-related data and statistics in both the health and security fields, supporting methodological work on data collection, and providing targeted expert and technical support to drug monitoring at country level. Furthermore, the aim will be to strengthen a national early warning system network for information exchange on new psychoactive substances.
Specific objective 2 – Improved national drug prevention and treatment capacity
Under this specific objective the EMCDDA will provide essential prevention knowledge to decision-, opinion- and policy-makers about the most effective evidence-based prevention interventions and approaches. At the same time, we will strengthen the national drug treatment system through training and capacity building in the delivery of evidence-based drug treatment approaches and reflect on the use of standards to implement, maintain and improve the quality of interventions, in cooperation with specialised training institutions.
The total project budget is EUR 800 000.