Drugs: research related initiatives in the European Union, Synthesis Report


In 1996, representatives of the 15 Member States and individual researchers were invited to a joint seminar, organised by the European Commission and the EMCDDA, entitled ‘Drug research-related initiatives in the European Union’. The seminar was held under the European Commission’s project Inventing tomorrow which aimed to propose guidelines for the Fifth research and technical development framework programme. National focal points were requested by the European Commission Drugs Coordination Unit and the EMCDDA to prepare ‘national reports on the national drug research situation and identification of research needs.' The results of this initiative are presented in this report.

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Table of contents

  • Introduction: objective of report and methods used
  • Summary of the research situation in the Member States
  • Summary of research needs