European Research Area Network on Illicit Drugs - Towards integrated European research in illicit drugs

Basic Information


ERANID, the European Area Network on Illicit Drugs, aims to improve cooperation in drug research in order to allow well-founded policy decisions.
ERANID works both in the demand field and in the supply field. ERANID will promote multidisciplinary research activities in the field of socio-economic sciences and humanities. This may cover e.g. emerging drugs, vulnerable groups, changing demographics of drug using populations, and the impact of drugs on health inequalities and social deprivation. It may also cover patterns in drug markets and the drug-crime nexus. Closer cooperation between researchers in different countries will also lead to a further development of research methodologies, which can be of special importance for the evaluation of policies and programmes.

Main research priorities of the network

Demand and supply issues for illicit drugs: Demand: use and users; reactions to use and users by health care organisations and policy (e.g. prevention, treatment) Supply: production, transport, markets; reactions to these issues by law enforcement organisations. Relations between demand and supply issues

Research fields covered by the network

  • Health
  • Socio-economics sciences and humanities

Target Groups

  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)

Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
2nd Joint Call: Society and responses to drug use one-stage 28/06/2016   18/10/2016  
1st Joint Call: Understanding Drug Use Pathways one-stage 15/09/2015   24/11/2015

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