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Charting a new course: EMCDDA work programme 2024–2026

Message from the Director 1/2024 I am delighted to announce today the publication of the latest EMCDDA work programme, which outlines our activities for 2024–2026. This programme represents a milestone in our history, being the very last to be launched by the agency in its current form. On 2 July, the EMCDDA will be replaced by the European Union Drugs Agency (EUDA). It is therefore a special moment for me to present our activities for what is, undoubtedly, the most transformative period in the life of the agency to date. What you will read in its pages marks the completion of 30 years of…
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COPOLAD III: EMCDDA embarks on week of events with Jamaican partners

This week, the EMCDDA is co-organising, with the Jamaican National Council on Drug Abuse, a series of technical meetings under the COPOLAD III programme. Taking place in Kingston, the events will focus on three topics. Cannabis policies: technical dialogue and bi-regional workshop (29–31 January) This technical dialogue will focus on the current state of cannabis policies in Jamaica, offering an opportunity for exchange with key partners working on the topic (1). A bi-regional workshop focusing on cannabis policy models and evaluation will take place on 31 January, where cannabis policy…
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New report — Heroin and other opioids pose substantial threat to health and security in Europe

What are the latest changes in the EU opioids market? How are global geopolitical developments impacting supply? Are heroin trafficking routes changing? To what extent do synthetic opioids pose a threat to Europe? These are among the issues explored in a new analysis — EU Drug Market: Heroin and other opioids — released today by the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) and Europol (1). The analysis describes the European market for heroin (the most frequently used illicit opioid), from production and trafficking, to distribution and use. It also details the processes, materials and criminal actors…
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