ESPAD Data Collections


ESPAD Data Collections

ESPAD data collections are performed every four years. The first ESPAD survey was carried out in 1995, while the sixth survey took place in 2015. The most recent results are available in the 2015 ESPAD Report (

A growing number of countries have participated in the data collections throughout the years. In 2011 totally 39 countries collected data. Please refer to the table of participating countries to find out more.

To get in contact with a Principal Investigator in a particular country, use the map on the start page or the Country Selector tab.

Since 2003 datasets from all participating countries have been merged and stored into common Databases. Researchers may apply for the use those Databases.

The Swedish Ministry of Health and Social affairs, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the Pompidou Group at the Council of Europe have supported ESPAD throughout the years.