Online press conference: EU Drug Markets – Key insights for policy and practice (EMCDDA-Europol)

Online press conference EU Drug Markets Report

This online press conference took place on 7 March 2024. Watch the recording >>

Press conference: On 7 March, the EMCDDA and Europol will hold an online press conference to launch 'EU Drug Markets: Key insights for policy and practice', drawing on their latest joint analysis and findings on the topic. 

This report offers a strategic and top-level summary of the EU drug market, based on a robust understanding of the current drug landscape and emerging threats. It is targeted at decision-makers who develop and implement policies and actions in Europe, as well as at practitioners working in the drugs field and the general public.

The resource forms part of an online, modular EU Drug Markets: In-depth analysis from the two agencies, their fourth comprehensive overview of illicit drug markets in the EU since 2013.


  1. Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner for Home Affairs (video message)
  2. Catherine De Bolle, Executive Director, Europol
  3. Alexis Goosdeel, Director, EMCDDA

Format: Speeches, followed by Q&A. 

Length: 1 hour.

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

Etiquette: We welcome participants using the chat during the press conference, but kindly ask them to refrain from using it for airing grievances, promoting events/commercial initiatives or misusing contact details. Please engage with courtesy and respect. Violation of these guidelines may result in exclusion from the chat by the administrator. Thank you for your cooperation in making this event a positive and focused learning experience for all.

Date: 7 March 2024, 14.00–15.00 (WET/Lisbon) 15.00–16.00 (CET/The Hague).

Platform: Zoom.