Inauguration of the EUDA

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The new European Union Drugs Agency (EUDA) starts its work on 2 July 2024. This marks the beginning of a week of events celebrating the inauguration of the new organisation.


2 July: The EUDA replaces the EMCDDA and begins its activity.

3 July: Official inauguration. Press conference at the EUDA headquarters at 10:00 WEST (Lisbon), 11.00 CEST (Brussels). This in-person event will also be livestreamed. 


  • Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner for Home Affairs
  • Franz Pietsch, Chair of the EUDA Management Board (Austria)
  • Alexis Goosdeel, EUDA Executive Director
  • Members of the Portuguese Government

Journalists wishing to attend the event in person are requested to RSVP to: (Journalists not attending in person may submit written questions to this email address before 1 July).

4-5 July: EUDA Management Board meeting (closed event).

Press materials