EU4Monitoring Drugs (EU4MD) interactive timeline
As part of its ongoing commitment to strengthening cooperation and sharing expertise, EMCDDA developed the EU4Monitoring Drugs (EU4MD) project, funded by the European Union. The project has been running from 2019 until 2022 and involves countries in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) area. It supports national and regional readiness to identify and respond to drug-related security and health threats. On this page you can explore a timeline highlighting some of the project's achievements.
|EU4MD project launched
|Read the news release on the launch of the EU4Monitoring Drugs(EU4MD) project.
|2019 ESPAD study in Georgia and Ukraine
|EU4MD co-funded ESPAD studies in Georgia and Ukraine.
|Visit to Palestine*
|First official meeting with the General Coordinator of the Palestinian National Program on Drug Control, Crime Prevention, and Criminal Justice Reform co-organised with support from EUPOL COPPS. Read more about the cooperation with Palestine*.
|Visit to Armenia
|Visit organised in cooperation with the Office of the Security Council of the Prime Minister's Office of the Republic of Armenia. Read more about the cooperation with Armenia.
|Visit to Georgia
|Visit organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. Read more about the cooperation with Georgia.
|Visit to Moldova
|Visit organised in cooperation with the National Agency for Public Health and Ministry of Internal Affairs. Read more about the cooperation with Moldova.
|Visit to Lebanon
|Visit organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health of Lebanon. Read more about the cooperation with Lebanon.
|Visit to Ukraine
|Visit organised in cooperation with the Institute of Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Examination and Drug Monitoring of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine Ministry of Health. Read more about the cooperation with Ukraine.
|Visit to Jordan
|First official meeting with the Anti-Narcotics Department of the Public Security Directorate to discuss cooperation and visits to drug treatment services. Read more about the cooperation with Jordan.
|Visit to Tunisia
|Visit organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Tunisia. Read more about the cooperation with Tunisia.
|‘Drug policy evaluation’ workshop
|The workshop took place on 29−31 October in Zagreb, Croatia, and it was co-organised with the EMCDDA National Focal Point in Croatia. A total of 17 participants from Armenia, Belarus, Jordan, Palestine*, Moldova and Ukraine attended.
|‘Darknet drug-related investigations’ regional training for ENP-East
|The workshop took place on 2−4 December in Chișinău, Moldova, and it was co-organised with the Ministry of Interior. A total of 24 participants from each of the 6 ENP-East partner countries attended.
|‘Darknet drug-related investigations’ regional training for ENP-South
|The workshop took place on 27−30 January in Amman, Jordan. It was co-organised with the Anti-Narcotics Department of the Public Security Directorate. A total of 25 participants from 7 ENP-South partner countries attended.
|Study using European Treatment Facility Survey Questionnaire launched
|First multi-country seminar with ENP-East partners was organised on 18 March. It was attended by experts from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine. First multi-country seminar with ENP-South partners was organised on 28 July. Results of the surveys were presented at an oral presentation session in Lisbon Addictions 2022 conference.
|Trendspotter studies on COVID-19 impact on drug markets, use, harms and services
|Read more in the ENP-South region and ENP-East region reports.
|ENP partners implemented the 2021 European Websurvey on Drugs
|Georgia, Lebanon and Ukraine implemented the European Websurvey on Drugs for the first time. The research teams participated in a series of training sessions during 2020−21 and implemented the national online survey in spring 2021. Top-level findings from the surveys are available for Ukraine (in en and uk), for Georgia (in en and ka) and for Lebanon (in en, fr and ar).
|Training on 'Clinical guidance on New Psychoactive Substances'
|18 health care professionals attended four online sessions training on clinical guidance on new psychoactive substances, co-organised with EU funded EU-Act project and NEPTUNE.
|Study on non-fatal drug-related emergencies launched
|Sentinel hospitals from Algeria, Lebanon, Israel, Tunisia and Ukraine joined the European Drug Emergencies Network (Euro-DEN). The results of the monitoring are available in the report Overview of drug markets in the European Neighbourhood Policy-South countries.
|EMCDDA Webinar 'COVID-19 and drugs in the European neighbourhood: lessons learned from Ukraine and Georgia'
|The webinar took place on 25 March. Research teams from Georgia and Ukraine presented the results of their studies on the impact of COVID-19 on drug use, services and drug markets.
|Study to map prevention systems in the ENP area launched
|Experts from 13 partner countries completed the questionnaire. Results of the study are available in ar, en, fr, ru and uk.
|Virtual visit to Algeria
|Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, meetings with partners in Algeria were organised online between 19 April and 5 May. Read more about the cooperation with Algeria.
|ENP partners join European Syringe Collection and Analysis Project Enterprise (ESCAPE)
|Research teams from Lebanon, Tunisia and Ukraine joined the ESCAPE network to collect and analyse data on drug residues in used syringes. Ukrainian team managed also data collection in Moldova. Results from the first round of data collection in Balti, Beirut, Odessa and Tunis are available in the report Overview of drug markets in the European Neighbourhood Policy-South countries and in the Overview of drug markets in the European Neighbourhood Policy- East countries.
|1st Annual Early Warning System network meeting for ENP partners
|The first meeting took place online on 24 June and it brought together 16 participants from 5 countries.
|1st Annual meeting of Legal and policy coordinators from non-EU countries
|The first meeting took place online on 14 October and it brought together 12 participants from 10 countries.
|Online training 'Synthetic drugs' for the ENP-South region
|The training was launched on 8 December and implemented online in cooperation with the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL). Six participants from 4 countries attended the training.
|ENP partners join the Sewage analysis CORe group — Europe (SCORE)
|Research teams from Georgia and Tunisia joined SCORE. First ever data on drug metabolite analysis in wastewaters in Tbilisi (Georgia) and in Sfax (Tunis) was completed.
|ENP countries included in the Penalties at a glance database
|Information on drug laws in Algeria, Armenia, Georgia, Jordan, Moldova, Palestine* and Ukraine added to the EMCDDA 'Penalties at a glance' database.
|European Prevention Curriculum handbook in Ukrainian launched
|The European Prevention Curriculum handbook.
|2nd Annual Early Warning System network meeting for ENP partners
|The meeting took place online on 24 June and it brought together more than 30 participants from 13 countries.
|Online training 'Synthetic drugs' for the ENP-East region
|The online training was launched on 8 September and implemented in cooperation with the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL). Eleven participants from 5 countries participated in the training.
|Closing conference of the EU4MD 1st phase
|On 21−22 November, EMCDDA hosted the closing conference of the first phase of the EU4MD project and EMCDDA-IPA7 project in Lisbon. 32 representatives from 13 ENP partner countries countries took part in the meeting.
|Regional strategic drug market reports
|On 21 November two regional reports were launched: the Overview of drug markets in the European Neighbourhood Policy-South countries and in the Overview of drug markets in the European Neighbourhood Policy- East countries.
*Palestine: This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.