Launch: EU Drug Markets – heroin and other opioids (EMCDDA-Europol Webinar)

Launch of the EU Drug Markets: Heroin and other opioids. EMCDDA webinar 24 January 2024, 10.00–11.30 Lisbon time (WET) 11.00–12.30 (CET)

This webinar took place on 24 January 2024. Watch the recording >>

Objective: This webinar provides an overview of the EU heroin market, from production and trafficking, to distribution and use. Attention will be given to the recent developments in Afghanistan and their possible repercussions on the EU drug market. Finally, key findings will be presented and recommendations for action at EU and Member State level will be provided.

Background: This webinar is dedicated to the heroin module of the EU Drug Markets: In-depth analysis, the fourth comprehensive overview of illicit drug markets in the European Union from the EMCDDA and Europol. 


  1. Andrew Cunningham, Head of sector, Markets, crime and supply reduction (EMCDDA)
  2. Teodora Groshkova, Principal scientific analyst (EMCDDA)
  3. Laurent Laniel, Principal scientific analyst (EMCDDA)
  4. Robert Patrancus, Scientific analyst (EMCDDA)
  5. Tiberiu Stoian, Operational analyst (Europol)

Chairperson: Andrew Cunningham, EMCDDA

Format: Opening remarks, panellists’ presentations, Q&A. 

Speakers will present:

  1. The state of play of the EU heroin market
  2. Trends in the production of heroin and other opioids
  3. Heroin trafficking to, and within, the EU
  4. Criminal networks’ involvement in the EU heroin market 
  5. Key findings and recommendations

Length: 1.5 hours

Participants: The webinar is open to all upon registration, after which the person will receive a link to connect.

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Date: 24 January 2024, 10.00–11.30 Lisbon time (WET) 11.00–12.30 (CET) 

Platform: Zoom