About us

The DRUSEC project (Drug and Urban Security, founded by the ANR in France and the BMBF in Germany, 2017-2021) is a Franco-German research project in social sciences, anchored in sociology, geography and public health. Its aim is to study the security issues in relation to drug and alcohol use in urban public spaces within German and French cities.

The topics, approaches and methodologies used within the project by our six different teams are very broad. This blog focuses on the urban, spatial and geographical part of the project, led by our French coordinator Mélina Germes.

Contact : melina.germes[at]cnrs[dot]fr

Scientific Team in France
CNRS PASSAGES, UMR 5319, Site de Bordeaux-Universités
(coord. Mélina Germes)
Scientific Team in Germany

Center for Drug Research, University of Frankfurt
(coord. Bernd Werse)
University of Applied Police Science , Hamburg
Institute for Public Health, Bremen
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
University Medical Center, Freiburg

Associated Partners

NUDRA Project, Fixpunkt gGmbH, Berlin
La CASE, Médecins du Monde, Bordeaux
CEID, Bordeaux

Funded by
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung


Mélina Germes
12 Esplanade des Antilles
FR – 33607 Pessac Cedex