of understanding between the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
The Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), based on Regulation (EC) No 1920/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 (recast), O.J. L 376/1 of 27 December 2006 – hereinafter referred to as ‘the Parties’,
Recalling the framework established by the European Neighbourhood Policy and particularly the revised EU- Ukraine Action Plan on Freedom, Security and Justice in June 2007,
Recognising that information on the drugs phenomenon is an essential and indispensable instrument for the drafting and implementation of drug policies and for the evaluation of the impact of actions to reduce the problems originating from drug use and trafficking,
Interested in developing between the Parties and their respective partners in the field of expertise and knowledge, an exchange on methodologies aiming to develop harmonised indicators of drug situation evaluation and information systems,
Having regard that the Ukrainian Medical and Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Alcohol of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (hereinafter referred to as the UMMCDA) was appointed as the Ukrainian national centre on collection and analysis of comprehensive data on drug and alcohol situation in Ukraine,
To continue the work on further developing joint methods of monitoring of illicit drug use with the purpose of harmonization of their results and to elaborate and improve joint harmonised indicators of drug situation monitoring and evaluation systems.
Within their respective legal framework, the Parties shall invite each other to attend meetings convened under their respective auspices and which consider matters in which the other Party has an interest or technical competence.
In particular, the EMCDDA will facilitate training, the exchange of experts and results of scientific research on problems of illicit drug trafficking and monitoring of the drug situation, as well as on other issues of mutual interest.
The EMCDDA and the UMMCDA will each designate a member of their staff for the maintenance of close, direct and continuing contacts with a view to ensuring the implementation of the provisions of the present Memorandum of Understanding.
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