Project Energia helps countries to understand and combat the trafficking of performance-enhancing drugs by providing relevant and up-to-date criminal analysis.
Project Energia collates information on:
- Supply and demand for performance-enhancing drugs through online research, focusing on sales and distribution sites and consumer forums;
- Seized products forwarded by the countries participating in the project.
This information is examined in order to:
- Identify criminal networks (drug production labs and distribution networks) and their modus operandi;
- Determine the main threats on which to focus law enforcement efforts;
- Foster the exchange of information between law enforcement services and harmonize their action;
- Uncover connections between trafficking in performance-enhancing drugs (PED), pharmaceutical products and narcotics, and the criminal organizations present in sports.
Project Energia is developed with the support of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
The School of Criminal Science at the University of Lausanne (ESC-UNIL) in Switzerland supports the project through its expertise in cybercrime, and intelligence and forensic analysis, especially chemical and physical profiling.