APDES, Portugal:

APDES is responsible for the overall coordination of the project and is also one of the implementing partners. APDES is a Portuguese NGO, and promotes sustainable development among the communities and countries where it works.


CUNI, Czech Republic:

CUNI is responsible for the research activities in the field/ work within the project. Charles University in Prague (CUNI) with a long standing as leading research centre in the field of drug related research in the Czech Republic and abroad.


Rainbow Group, the Netherlands:

RG is an NGO is Amsterdam targeting drug users, homeless people and people with mental health problems. The international unit coordinates various European projects, such as Correlation – European Network Social Inclusion & Health.



PRAKSIS, is a NGO, aiming to provide humanitarian focused support in a wide span of fields to socially vulnerable groups in need.


Carusel, Romania:

Carusel aims to improve the quality of life for drug and alcohol users, sex workers or individuals who have multiple sex partners, persons who live on the streets and marginalised groups.


Sananim, Czech Republic:

SANANIM is a Czech NGO, providing services to illicit drug users.


Monar, Poland:

MONAR is a NGO and supports marginalised groups, such as drug users, homeless people, and people living with HIV/AIDS.







Defining NPS

New to Whom?

UNODC defines new psychoactive substancesor NPS as:... read more


Defining Target Groups

Defining the Project’s target audience or end beneficiaries comes with considerable difficulties. The official project title... read more





Project News

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Addictology, the Czech based journal for research into addiction, published a special issue on NPS related articles, including those with the outcomes of the NPS in Europe project.

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The NPS staff presented project outcomes at the International Harm Reduction Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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NPS Policy: Moving Forward
Leading European experts, including researchers, practitioners and policy makers will meet at a Seminar in Lisbon on the 26th of November to discuss the latest developments in the field of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS).

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The NPS in Europe project organises a training on new psychoactive substances (nps), 23 - 25 November 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. The training is aimed at service provider and peers, supporting NPS users in Europe. The course will give an overview of relevant NPS substances, identify current patterns and develop effective harm reduction service responses.
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Practical information...

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NPS in Europe

is launching a questionnaire on NPS use in all European countries.