This Synthesis Report was prepared on the basis of National Contributions from 24 EMN NCPs (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United
Kingdom, Norway) according to a Common Template developed by the EMN and followed by EMN NCPs to ensure, to the extent possible, comparability.
National contributions were largely based on desk analysis of existing legislation and policy documents, reports, academic literature, internet resources and reports and information from national authorities.
Statistics were sourced from Eurostat, national authorities and other (national) databases. The listing of Member States in the Synthesis Report results from the availability of information provided by the EMN NCPs in the National Contributions.
It is important to note that the information contained in this Report refers to the situation in the above-mentioned (Member) States up to and including 2013 and specifically the contributions from their EMN National Contact Points.
More detailed information on the topics addressed here may be found in the available National Contributions and it is strongly recommended that these are consulted as well.
EMN NCPs from other Member States could not, for various reasons, participate on this occasion in this Study, but have done so for other EMN activities and reports.