About the EMCDDA

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is one of the European Union’s decentralised agencies. Established in 1993 and based in Lisbon, it is the central source of comprehensive information on drugs and drug addiction in Europe.

The EMCDDA collects, analyses and disseminates objective, reliable and comparable information on drugs and drug addiction. In doing so, it provides its audiences with an evidence-based picture of the drug phenomenon at European level.

The Centre’s publications are a prime source of information for a wide range of audiences including policy-makers and their advisors; professionals and researchers working in the drugs field; and, more broadly, the media and general public.

This annual report presents the EMCDDA’s yearly overview of the drug phenomenon in the acceding and candidate countries to the European Union. A printed version of this report is also available in PDF format.