The European Commission, Directorate-General Justice, has asked the Centre for Strategy and Evaluation Services (CSES) to carry out an evaluation of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).

The EMCDDA’s 2006 legal base requires an external evaluation of the agency every six years. Looking forward, the purpose of the current evaluation is also to help define priorities for the next EMCDDA work programme starting in 2013. In addition to evaluating the role of the EMCDDA itself, the evaluation is examining questions such as the relationship with other European and international bodies, the contribution made to the 2005-12 EU Drugs Strategy and EU Drugs Action Plans, and the role of the REITOX network. The assignment is due to be completed in March 2012.

The EMCDDA would like to invite you to complete an online questionnaire as part of the evaluation. You can access the questionnaire by clicking here. The survey will be open until 15 February. The questionnaire should take no more than 20 minutes to complete and your response will remain completely confidential. You can also ask CSES (Jack Malan, jmalan@cses.co.uk or +44 1959 525122) for a Word version of the questionnaire if you prefer to complete it off line. If you would prefer to answer the questionnaire in a language other than English, please let CSES know and if there are sufficient requests for a particular language, they will arrange for this to be done.

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