A Commission proposal for a Council Regulation on the establishment of a European drugs monitoring centre and a European information network on drugs and drug addiction (REITOX) (COM(91) 463 of 3.12.1991) provides for the creation, at a location to be decided, of a centre for the collection, processing, comparison and dissemination of information on drugs (including information based on research results) from Community, government and non-government sources. Among the centre's tasks shall be to facilitate and structure the exchange of information, and to provide an organizational and technical system supporting cooperation between decision makers, researchers, information specialists and the protagonists concerned by the drug problem. It shall also stimulate development and use of advanced communication and forecasting techniques with regard to trends and patterns of drug consumption, production and trafficking.
Policy making and guidelines
7 September 1992