Lisbon Addictions 2019 is a multidisciplinary conference that provides a forum for networking across the addictions. 1300 participants from around 80 countries have registered to the conference. Over the three days, some 850 presentations will be given across 150 sessions, ranging from plenaries, ‘big debates’, workshops and guided e-poster tours. Over 20 internationally renowned researchers and professionals will be contributing with their expertise in keynote speeches and on panels. At the conference, several participants from IPA beneficiary countries were present. The EMCDDA-IPA7 project team organised a networking event, targeted at participants from the Western Balkans.