Director at the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Alexis Goosdeel holds a Master’s degree in clinical psychology and a special diploma in advanced management. He is proficient in six languages: French (mother tongue); English, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese and Dutch. He was born on 7 November 1959 in Brussels.
Mr Goosdeel joined the EMCDDA in 1999 as a project manager in the area of EU enlargement and international relations. From 2005, he headed the agency’s Reitox and international cooperation unit. In this capacity, he played a central role in coordinating a network of 30 national drug monitoring centres, preparing EU candidate and potential candidate countries for membership of the EMCDDA, developing cooperation with neighbouring countries to the EU and nurturing relations with countries beyond the Union (Central Asia, Russia, Latin America). He spent much of his 30-year career working in the field of public health at national, European and international level.