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On June 29 and 30 2015, the national funders in the field of illicit drugs from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and The Netherlands will meet in Brussels to discuss the priorities for the first joint call. Aim of this meeting is to reach agreement on the specific research topics to be funded and on relevant supporting documents like the Memorandum of Understanding.

The Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) provides a framework for multinational collaboration in the field of illicit drugs research focusing on socio-economic and humanities research and both supply and demand. With the publication of the SRA the next phase of the ERANID project starts: the launching of common calls in 2015, based on shared research priorities.

The draft Strategic Research Agenda was presented in Brussels at the last Horizontal Drugs Group meeting of 2014, held on December 10th, and it has been very well received by its members.

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'ERANID offers unique opportunities for European collaboration in addiction research'

In an interview with the Chairman of the European Research Area Network on Illicit Drugs (ERANID), Henk Garretsen, he explains the aims and strengths of this European partnership. He also looks ahead at the activities that are planned for the coming period; developing the Strategic Research Agenda is the main focus of the project in 2014, leading to its first call for proposals in 2015.

> Read the interview