Associated Partners

The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research

The European Centre is a UN-affiliated intergovernmental organization concerned with all aspects of social welfare policy and research. Core functions:

An international centre of applied social science and comparative empirical research on social policy and welfare An information and knowledge centre providing social science-supported social policy intelligence through a think-net A platform initiating future-oriented public policy debates on social welfare issues within the UN-European RegionThe Centre is organised in two research pillars: Work, Welfare and Wealth; and Health and Care, the latter including the research area “Alcohol, Drugs, Addictions”. The Centre also has an information unit providing dissemination, publication and translation services. In the research area of Alcohol, Drugs, Addictions, recent  comparative studies within the European context include: a comparative study on drug policy and drug consumption in six European cities, and a study on juvenile binge drinking in rural and urban settings. The lead researcher in this topic area is Professor Eisenbach-Stangl, who organises international meetings around these and related topics; she is also a permanent lecturer at Vienna University.

Univ. Prof. Dr. Irmgard Eisenbach-Stangl, Senior Social Scientist,
European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research,
Berggasse 17,
A-1090 Wien,
Tel: +43-1-319 45 05-17, Fax: +43-1-319 45 05-19,

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)


This Centre, based in Lisbon, Portugal, was set up to provide the Community and its Member States with ‘factual, objective, reliable and comparable information at European level concerning drugs and drug addiction and their consequences’.
The statistical, documentary and technical information processed or produced by the EMCDDA helps provide its audience (policy makers, practitioners, scientists, and the general public) with an overall picture of the drugs phenomenon in Europe. The EMCDDA works exclusively in the field of information. The information collected, analysed and disseminated by the Centre focuses on the following areas: Monitoring the state of the drugs problem, in particular using epidemiological or other indicators, and monitoring emerging trends, in particular those involving poly-drug use; Monitoring the solutions applied to drug-related problems; providing information on best practices in the Member States and facilitating the exchange of such practices among them;  Assessing the risks of new psychoactive substances and maintaining a rapid information system with regard to their use and also regarding new methods of using existing psychoactive substances; Developing tools and instruments to help Member States to monitor and evaluate their national policies and the Commission to monitor and evaluate European Union policies.For additional information on the EMCDDA, please see

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA),
Observatório Europeu da Droga e da Toxicodependência (OEDT),
Cais do Sodré, 1249-289 Lisbon, Portugal

Tel. (351) 211 21 02 00 — Fax (351) 218 13 17 11
Maria Moreira


2 Responses

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  2. Dear responsibles,
    I wish I would pursue EMDA studies this coming academic year 2010-2011. I am a BA and currently an employee from Morocco. I would like to know whether a full or part-scholarship is available for these studies. Thanks so much.

    Khalid Lamiri

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