On 3 May, the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) launched its first bilateral technical cooperation project with Georgia. The project aims at enhancing national responses to drug-related health and security threats. The EMCDDA4Georgia project (EMCDDA4GE) will focus primarily on knowledge transfer and capacity-building in the areas of drug monitoring, reporting, prevention, and treatment.
The new project will further familiarise the agency’s Georgian partners with the EU drug information system and its methodologies and tools, as well as transfer the best practices in the area of interventions. It will also support the newly-created National Drug Observatory.
EMCDDA4GE will be implemented under the supervision of the Delegation of the EU in Georgia and in close cooperation with the European Commission (DG NEAR and DG HOME) and with the European External Action Service (EEAS).