Since 1996, Gregor Burkhart has been responsible for prevention responses at the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. He has developed databases on best practice examples (EDDRA), evaluation tools (EIB) the Prevention and Evaluation Resource Kit (PERK) and the recently published Prevention profiles on the EMCDDA’s website. His main activities include the development of common European indicators on the implementation of prevention policies in Member States and the promotion of a better and clear understanding of universal, selective, indicated as well as environmental prevention in Europe. Gregor works on methodologies for monitoring prevention responses as well as how to improve and evaluate them. He is co-founder of the European Society for Prevention Research and holds a doctoral degree in medicine (medical anthropology) on the influence of culture on the classification and perception of body and diseases in the Candomblé cults of Bahia, Brazil as well as an MPH degree from the University of Düsseldorf.