European Drug Report 2018

European Drug Report 2018

European Drug Report 2018

What are the latest drug market trends and what are the factors driving them? What drugs are causing the most concern today? What are the most recent developments in drug prevention, treatment and policy? These, and other, questions will be explored by the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) on 7 June in its annual overview of the European drug situation. #EDR2018

Launch details

Date: 7 June 2018
Time: 10:00 Central European Time/CET; 09:00 Western European Time/WET/Lisbon 
Venue: European Commission, Berlaymont building, ‘VIP press corner’, Brussels

Press contacts

For media queries before 7 June, please contact:
Tel. (351) 211 21 02 40/00
Embargoed copies of the EDR 2018 will be available on request.

From 7–8 June, calls from the media will be dispatched (according to subject areas & languages) to our frontline team of experts. Please contact Klaudia Palczak — Tel. (+351) 211 21 02 94 or Tel. (351) 211 210 200.

Country-specific queries
Reitox national focal points ‘EDR helpdesks’

National launches


Date of event: 7 June
Venue: Sofia
Type: Presentation at the Parliament
Auspices: National Centre for Addictions
EMCDDA staff present: Lucas Wiessing, Principal scientist — evidence and knowledge transfer

Czech Republic

Date of event: 7 June
Venue: Prague
Type: Press conference
Auspices: Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
EMCDDA staff present: Marica Ferri, Head of Suport to practice sector


Date of event: 12 June
Venue: Athens
Type: Press conference
Auspices: National Drug Coordinator Greece
EMCDDA staff present: No


Date of event: 13 June
Venue: Zagreb
Type: Thematic session of the Parliament Committee
Auspices: Parliament Committee on Health and Social Policy
EMCDDA staff present: Andrew Cunningham, Head of Markets, crime and supply reduction sector


Date of event: 7 June
Venue: Nicosia
Type: Press conference
Auspices: Cyprus National Addictions Authority
EMCDDA staff present: Nicola Singleton, Scientific analyst/writer


Date of event: 16 July
Venue: Warsaw
Type: Conference
Auspices: National Bureau for Drug Prevention - Ministry of Health
EMCDDA staff present: Klaudia Palczak, Principal scientific officer – International organisations


Date of event: November/December
Venue: Lisbon
Type: Presentation at the Parliament
Auspices: SICAD and Parliament
EMCDDA staff present: to be confirmed


Date of event: 26 June
Venue: Bucharest
Type: Press conference
Auspices: National Anti-Drug Agency of Romania
EMCDDA staff present: Frédéric Denecker, Principal programme management officer


Date of event: 7 June
Venue: Oslo
Type: Conference
Auspices: Ministry of Health and Care services
EMCDDA staff present: Claudia Costa Storti, Scientific analyst — economic analysis