The overall aim of the Project is to contribute at enhancing a knowledge-based joint EU approach to effectively addressing the rapid spread of NPS, by promoting a range of key-issues. These include: generation of data/knowledge, information-sharing, and cooperation.
The specific objectives of the Project are as follows:
• to scientifically identify, assess and monitor existing/emerging NPS and their online/offline supply chains on the basis of a multidisciplinary approach (e.g. criminological, sociological, chemical, clinical, forensic and legal);
• to develop operational knowledge to support the identification, legal/forensic analysis and early risk assessment of substances;
• to promote awareness, visibility, dissemination and information exchange on NPS and Project results;
• to promote networking and structural cooperation in order support/empower target groups, collect and share best practice of handling of NPS-related cases by police at local level, as well as problems related to the identification, forensic analysis and risk assessment of substances. This will allow also to develop inputs to reinforce/support the Early Warning System.