NordAN seminars at the Nordic Council Session
NordAN mini-seminars during the annual Nordic Council's Sessions have become a regular recurring event. In November 2008 NordAN wrote to the EU Commission on questions whether the proposed consent of Farm Sales from smaller producers resisted the Scandinavian countries' monopoly regimes - and subsequently took up this theme at the 2009 seminar at the Nordic Council Session in Stockholm.
When parents drink
As part of the Swedish EU Presidency in the second half of 2009 the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and the EU commission organized an Expert Conference in Stockholm. Parallel to the official conference, several NGOs were invited to organize parallel seminars. Follow up on the experience from Tallinn Conference 2008 NordAN took the initiative to organize a small seminar entitled When parents drink on the problems that children have when their parents are drinking. The seminar introduced the concept of passive drinking and was arranged in cooperation with EuroCare and GAPA and thus proved how close the cooperation between the regional, the European and global alcohol policy networks have become – besides the NordAN desire and capacity to make a specific Nordic fingerprint on international alcohol politics.
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