Welcome to LEADER


LEADER is a European research project, which ran from January 2015 to September 2016, co-financed by the European Union's specific programme Drug Prevention and information (2007-2013), under grant agreement JUST/2013/DPIP/AG 4755.

LEADER aims to enhance the economic analyses of illicit drugs through 2 core objectives:

  • the development of methodologies and guidance for estimating the comprehensive social costs of illicit drug use
  • reviewing the impact of economic crises on drug use and implications for drug policies and preventive practice
Research Questions