European Institute of Studies on Prevention

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

6.5 Fte (14)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Institute of Studies on Prevention   (IREFREA)

    EU Transparency Register

    517719431140-01 First registered on 15 Apr 2018

    Goals / Remit

    The IREFREA network was founded in 1988 with experts from several European countries and it is one of the oldest professional drug networks. The Spanish group has had the scientific leadership of the different research projects since the group’s initiation. The areas covered by IREFREA include alcohol and drug prevention (research, evaluation and programme implementation) covering questions like risk factors, risky behaviours, related violence and programmes efficiency among others.

    IREFREA members are very active in several professional and scientific arenas, having been invited to collaborate with organizations including EMCDDA, EC, NIDA , UNODC and the PNSD (Spanish National Plan on Drugs) and actively participate in networks such as Eurocare, EUSPR, DC&D and The Civil Society Forum on Drugs.

    Main EU files targeted

    IREFREA's core activities are closely aligned with and aim to support the implementation of the European Union's Drug Strategy and Drug Action Plan. The organization's mission of advancing the science base of prevention aimed at preventing adolescents drug use at family ana community level to reduce drug demand and its associated risks/harms.

    The work of the Society supports the Strategy's key objectives and the actions outlined in the Drugs Action Plan designed to promote research on the effectiveness of interventions to create a basis for policies, and the dissemination of results, to impulse high quality drug prevention, assess and collaborate with policy makers at national level (Spanish National Plan on Drugs) informing their strategic and action plan; and at EU level.


    Head Office
    Rambla, 15 (2-3)
    Palma 07003
    EU Office
    Rambla, 15 (2-3)
    Palma 07003


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    IREFREA is a network of experts with many contributors collaborating in a voluntary basis

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    IREFREA has strong links with organisations working in the field of Prevention Science and Public Health.

    IREFREA works closely with the European Society for Prevention Research actively contributing in the development of its annual conference. The organization has benefitted from collaboration with the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction - and is supporting EMCDDA's work in developing Xchange - an online registry of evidence-based prevention programmes; and contributing to de development of the Spanish Best Practice Portal - as part of its collaboration with the Spanish National Plan on Drugs. We also work with other pan-European prevention initiatives.
    IREFREA is also involved in the dissemination and implementation of the Universal Prevention Curriculum (for practitioners involved in the delivery of prevention interventions) having three members of the organization qualified as trainers.
    We have strong ties with a number of academic institutions and have undertaken collaborative research and capacity building work with the Public Health Institute at Liverpool John Moores University (, and Oxford Brookes University (

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Public financing

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Plan Nacional sobre Drogas 87,740€
    Contribution Plan Autonómico de Drogas de las Islas Baleares 34,611€

    Other financial info

    There are 5 more projects (at city/regional level) for amounts under 10.000€ and therefore, according to the instructions have not been listed. The total amount for these 5 projects would be around 15.000€

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission expert group - Civil Society Forum on Drugs#E02681# #Member #C#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    IREFREA is a network of prevention experts that organizes meetings and encounters to share experiences, project findings and transference of knowledge. These meetings enable researchers, practitioners and policymakers from across the EU to share research findings, discuss prevention policy implementation and develop new collaborations with the aim of building capacity within the field and strengthening the links between academic researchers, programme implementers and policymakers.

    Through the organization websites (;;, social media updates and newsletter IREFREA ensures that these activities are disseminated and sustained throughout the year.
    IREFREA maintains stable collaboration with the EMCDDA, UNODC, the EUSPR, ISSUP, etc. Also has a close collaboration with Universities as the Liverpool John Moores, Oxford Brooks, Charles University in Prague, etc. The Society collaborates also with other European networks within Civil Society Forum on Drugs,

    Other activities

    During the last years has been a member of the Civil Society Forum on Drugs

  • Meetings


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    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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