AMPHORA Participants


The Alcohol Public Health Research Alliance (AMPHORA) network involves more than 50 collaborating researchers based in over 30 research institutions from all EU Member States, with project partners from 13 European countries.


Hospital Clínic of Barcelona Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona (HCPB)
HCPB is very active in scientific research and  who created Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica (FCRB) to manage the research activities of Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona. Together they have a strong track record of working in European projects, especially within the Framework programme.
Agenzia Regionale di Sanità della Toscana Agenzia Regionale di Sanità della Toscana (ARS)
The Agenzia Regionale di Sanità (ARS) of Tuscany operates as the scientific advisor to the Regional Council for health planning. ARS’s aims are research on and evaluation of the health of individuals and groups as well as the quality of health services and health interventions.
University of the West of England Alcohol & Health Research Unit, University of the West of England (UWE)
The Alcohol & Health Research Unit (A&HRU) of the University of the West of England carries out research related to alcohol  consubmption, together with other social and health issues.
United Kingdom
Peter Anderson Public Health Consultant Anderson, Consultant in Public Health (PANCPH)
Dr. Anderson is trained as a general practitioner and specialist in public health medicine at the University of Oxford and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was the regional advisor for both alcohol and tobacco with the European Office of the World Health Organization from 1992 to 2000. Since 2001, he has been working as an independent consultant, and has been an adviser in the field of addictions to the European Commission, the World Health Organization and several governments.
Anton Proksch Institut Anton Proksch Institut (API)
The Anton Proksch Institut (Stiftung Genesungsheim Kalksburg) is the national leading centre on addictions in Austria. The research department is involved in epidemiological research, including regular monitoring of national and international trends, and clinical research. The institute keeps active cooperation with governmental entities and with other leading addiction institutes in Europe and the US.
Azienda Sanitaria Locale di Milano Azienda Sanitaria Locale della Città di Milano (ASL MILANO)
ASL Città di Milano  is the Health Authority of the city of Milan. Its Drug Addiction Department counts on addiction treatment and drug addiction prevention units.
Corvinus University of Budapest Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem (BCE)
The Institute of Sociology and Social Policy is involved in an increasing number of international projects, and several EU projects are underway under the leadership of the staff members. Alcohol-related research has been started at the institute since the beginning of the 1980’s and since that time several alcohol and drug related issues have been studied. The Institute became one of the basic centres of alcohol and drug epidemiological research in Hungary.
Central Institute of Mental Health Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH)
The Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) is a globally recognized centre of modern psychiatry delivering science, research and teaching in partnership with institutions at home and abroad. The Institute and its Department of Addictive Behaviours and Addiction Medicine is the coordinating German partner within the EU-funded Project PHEPA (Primary Health Care European Project on Alcohol) which is concerned with screening and brief intervention for alcohol related disorders in primary health care settings.
Centre for Applied Psychology, Social and Environmental Research Centre for Applied Psychology, Social and Environmental Research (ZEUS)
ZEUS GmbH is a private research and consultant institute for social and environmental affairs. It was founded in 1996 as a spin off of the University Bochum by psychologists working as scientists at the University. The aim of ZEUS is to provide research and services with regard to people health-related quality of life and interaction with the social and physical environment.
Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Agency Chemisches und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt Karlsruhe (CVUAKA)
The Chemisches und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt Karlsruhe (VVUA Karlsruhe) is one of the four official chemical and veterinary investigation laboratories participating in food surveillance and animal health in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg. A highly qualified team of about 190 experts in food chemistry, veterinary medicine and pharmacy are working here for consumer protection – especially with regard to sanitation and deception – and the prevention of animal illnesses.
National Foundation for Alcohol Prevention Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy (STAP) 
The National Foundation for Alcohol Prevention (STAP) is an institute that advises local, regional, national and international authorities and NGOs about alcohol policy, being the only national health institute in the Netherlands targeted solely at the promotion of an effective alcohol policy. STAP is commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports to monitor the whole spectrum of national alcohol marketing practices since 2000.
Eclectica – communication & research Eclectica snc di Amici Silvia Ines, Beccaria Franca & C. (ECLECTICA)
Eclectica was formed in 1998, in Turin, Italy and has been developed by the professional experience of its own founder members. Eclectica works on health promotion, education, social communication and social politics. It has mainly focused on social research, based on qualitative and quantitative technicians, and health education, including prevention and promotion.
European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (ECV)
The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research in Vienna is a UN-affiliated intergovernmental organization and it is an international centre of applied social science and comparative empirical research. Research and programme activities deal with social development in a broad sense, mainly focussing on welfare and health.
Generalitat de Catalunya Generalitat de Catalunya (GENCAT)
The Program on Substance Abuse within the Directorate General of Public Health of the Department of Health of the Government of Catalonia (GENCAT) was established in 1989 with the main aim to promote health and prevent ill-health related to substance abuse and addictions. The Program is since 2005 co-director of the Master Plan on Mental Health and Addictions and also responsible of the promotion and prevention of Mental Health in Catalonia.
Institute for Research and Development "Utrip" Inštitut za raziskave in razvoj (UTRIP)
The Institute for Research and Development (UTRIP) is a non-governmental and a non-profit research institute based in Slovenia. Its aims are the development, research, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes in the field of youth risk behaviour prevention and reduction of other health, social and intergenerational problems in the society. It is involved in several European research and educational projectsco-financed by the European commission.
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London (KCL)
The National Addiction Centre works hand in hand with the Addictions Division (part of the Specialist Services Directorate) of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) to improve understanding of addiction to drugs, alcohol and tobacco, and to develop effective preventative and treatment interventions. The emphasis of the research is on ‘what works’ in the prevention and treatment of substance misuse.
United Kingdom
Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology (IPiN)
The aims of the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology (IPiN) are to improve health care in the field of psychiatry and neurology and to conduct research in these and allied fields. IPiN is the largest centre in Poland for alcohol and drug research. In particular, the Department of Studies on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has a long experience in alcohol and drug research, including international comparative studies.
Istituto Superiore di Sanità Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS)
The ISS is the leading technical and scientific body of the MoH and of the National Health System. Since its foundation in 1934, it  has become the key body of health research in Italy. The Population Health Unit (PHU) at CNESPS is a WHO CC for Research on Alcohol and incorporates the National Observatory on Alcohol (NOA). Their research, assessment, prevention and training activities focuses on surveys on alcohol consumption and  alcohol-related harm for the assessment and analysis of population health status trends.
European Institute of Studies on Prevention Asociación, Instituto y Red Europea para el Estudio de Factores de Riesgo en la Infancia y Adolescencia (IREFREA)
Founded in 1988 with experts from different European countries, IREFREA is one of the oldest professional drug networks. Focused on recreational use of alcohol and drugs,  IREFREA members have been very active in the professional and scientific arenas, having been invited to collaborate with organisations including EMCDDA, EC, NIDA and UNODC and in Spanish National Plan on Drugs.
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
LJMU is a vibrant research and teaching community working to deliver health and inform policy at local, regional, national and international levels. It specialises in applied research and the development of public health intelligence with a particular focus on alcohol and drug use, violence, environmental health and sexual behaviour. The Centre is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention, with particular expertise in the prevention of alcohol-related violence in community drinking settings, and acts as the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention to the World Health Organization.
United Kingdom
National Institute for Health and Welfare National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) is committed to promoting the health and well-being of the population, preventing disease and social harms, and developing health and social services. The THL pursues and carries out its objectives by means of research, development, information guidance and national services. International co-operation is an essential part of THL´s activities.
Nordiskt välfärdscenter (NVC) Nordiskt välfärdscenter (NVC)
Nordiskt välfärdscenter Finland, previously the Nordic Council for Alcohol and Drug Research (NAD), was established in 1978 to promote interdisciplinary cooperation in alcohol and drug research. Starting from 2009, NVC Finland operates as a branch of the Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Social, Welfare and Health, but its activities involve researchers from all parts of the world. Its aim is to increase scientific knowledge about addictions and to help implement this knowledge in prevention, policy issues, and treatment of addiction problems.
Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS)
The Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS) was established in January 2001 as a merger of the National Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIFA) and a small section of the Norwegian Directorate for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems. From its beginning the institute was also appointed as National Focal Point for the EMCDDA. The main objective for the research activity is to do high quality research on the alcohol and drug field, and adjacent fields.
State Agency for Prevention of Alcohol-Related Problems State Agency for Prevention of Alcohol-Related Problems (PARPA)
The State Agency for the Prevention of Alcohol-Related Problems (PARPA) is a professional government-based institution created to construct the foundations of the national healthcare policy concerning alcohol-related harm prevention, treatment, and public education. Together with state and local government representatives, it  coordinates many institutions and associations engaged in the implementation of the National Program for the Prevention and Solving of Alcohol-Related Problems.
University of Stockholm Stockholms Universitet (SU)
The Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD) of Stockholm University was established in 1999 as a national centre to strengthen social research on alcohol and drugs in Sweden. SoRAD aims to stimulate and to conduct social science research on alcohol and drugs.
Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems (SIPA)
The Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems (SIPA) is a private, politically and denominationally independent organization. The aim of SIPA is to prevent alcohol and other drug problems and, where these have already arisen, to reduce them. The strength of SIPA is its interdisciplinary collaboration with private and public institutions concerned with alcohol and drug problems, at both the cantonal and federal level.
Technische Universität Dresden Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)
Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)  has extensive experience in project-co-ordination and project management at national and international level. A European Project Centre (EPC) has been established at the TUD premises to support international project management. The EPC co-ordinated and managed more than 100 projects with a total project volume amounting to €30million granted by the European Commission from 2002 till 2006.
Trimbos Institute Trimbos-instituut (TRIMBOS)
The Trimbos Institute is the National Institute of Mental Health and Addiction in the Netherlands. The activities of the Institute are intended to contribute to and facilitate changes in mental health and addiction care in order to elicit individual health gains, promote effective treatment methods and provide models for more efficient care at local, regional, national and international levels. The Trimbos Institute is a member of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and serves as the National Focal Point for the Reitox Network associated with this centre.
University of Bergen University of Bergen (UiB)
The Research Centre for Health Promotion at UiB counts on an interdisciplinary team involving people from several faculties of the university. The aim of the Centrerge is to initiate, coordinate and conduct research, teaching and other activities in the arenas of prevention and health promotion, with special emphasis on health promotion interventions, health education and health-related lifestyle.
University of Maastricht University of Maastricht (UniMass)
Maastricht University stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook. Its department of Health Promotion conducts research projects embedded in the “Care and Public Health Research Institute” (CAPHRI) of the Faculty of Health, Medical and Life sciences (FHML).
University of York

University of York (UoY)

The Department of Health Sciences at the University of York conducts multidisciplinary health services research. York has always been highly rated for the standards of its teaching, and its outstanding performance in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise is also recognition of the world-leading research activity in York. Twelve departments were ranked in the top ten in the country, with almost all departments in the top 20.
United Kingdom
Universiteit Twente

Universiteit Twente (UT)

The University of Twente is a research university that focuses on technological developments in a social context within an active knowledge economy. The department of Technical and Professional Communication in the faculty of Behavioural Sciences will participate in the AMPHORA project.


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