About the EUDA

Please note: on Tuesday 2 July 2024, the EMCDDA became the European Union Drugs Agency (EUDA), with an extended remit and stronger role. Some pages on our website may not yet reflect this change but will be updated shortly.

The European Union Drugs Agency (EUDA) is the leading authority on illicit drugs in Europe. Based in Lisbon, Portugal, we provide independent scientific evidence and analysis on all aspects of this constantly changing threat to individual lives and wider society. Our work contributes to EU and national policies to protect Europe's citizens from drug-related harms. We are an agency of the European Union. 


The EUDA supports EU and national policymaking by providing evidence-based information on drugs, drug addiction and their consequences.


Information about the EUDA's organisational structure and its statutory bodies.


Cooperation with EU institutions, the Reitox network and regional and international organisations has been an important part of the EMCDDA’s work since its creation in 1993