Our Mission & History

Our Mission & History

EURAD is a European non profit drug policy Foundation that advocates a prevention and recovery oriented drug policy at national and international level.

Our Mission

EURAD subscribes to a preventionist platform. Our mission is to reduce the burden on individuals, families and society at large by promoting comprehensive, balanced and integrated policies. We seek to reduce demand for and supply of illicit drugs through prevention (including law enforcement) and treatment.

We respect the fact that internationally there are important historic, cultural and social differences that impacts on how we talk about drugs and drug policy. We respect that people come into this policy field with very different backgrounds, motifs, experiences and perspectives.  

Our History

Eurad was launched at a press conference in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 25th October in 1988. A constitutional meeting was convened on the 7th-9th April 1989 in Berlin, funded by the European Commission, formally establishing EURAD.

Eurad is registered as a foundation ("stichting") under Dutch law (reg. number: 41155759).

Eurads governing body is its Council. Individuals and organizations may join to become affiliated to Eurad.