Regional Early Warning Systems

The European Union Early Warning System on NPS


The EU Early Warning System is a network consisting of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Europol, the European Medicines Agency, the European Commission and the national early warning systems of 30 countries (28 EU member states as well as Norway and Turkey.) The system supports national- and EU-level preparedness and responses to NPS by collecting, assessing and disseminating information on emerging substances based on forensic and toxicology reports, and identifying those that may pose health or social risks.


Detailed information on the operation of the EU Early Warning System is available in the system operating guidelines.

Early Warning System for the Americas (SATA)


The Early Warning System for the Americas (SATA) is the early warning system of the Organization of American States (OAS) coordinated by OAS’s Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission.  It complies and disseminates information on emerging synthetic drug threats on a regional level using data and alerts reported by those OAS member states with national early warning systems (Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay). SATA publishes information bulletins to report national alerts and data submitted to the system.