NORDAN CONFERENCE 2013 – Materials

When: 12-13 October 2013
Where: Tallinn, Estonia
Location: Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

nord1This year in Tallinna NordAN focused on alcohol policy in the local level. What ever are our main duties as an organisation, local level is crucial to us all anyway. This is where a policy has to be implemented and enforced. People at the local level have to understand and support a political measure to make it work.

Take time and remind yourself what was discussed. 

General Assembly resolution


SATURDAY – October 12
10.00 Opening of the NordAN Conference
Peter Allebeck, President of NordAN
Taavi Rõivas, Estonian Minister of Social Affairs
10.15 – 12.00 PLENARY I – Alcohol policy from Nordic perspective
Kim Bloomfield, Aarhus University (Denmark) – Environmental factors and alcohol consumption: what role do neighbourhoods play?
4. Mats Ramstedt, STAD (Sweden) – What to learn from STAD program?
5. Pia Mäkelä, THL (Finland) – Income, living conditions and alcohol policies as determinants of population drinking?

13.00 – 14.30 PLENARY II Global and EU evidence to support action on the local level
6. Jürgen Rehm, CAMH (Canada) – Alcohol in the Global Burden of Disease project – an update (via Skype)
7. Wim van Dalen, EUCAM (Netherlands) – New ways of monitoring alcohol marketing exposure of young people
8. Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare – EU and European Alcohol Strategy
9. Harold Holder, University of California (USA) – Alcohol and the Community (via Skype)

15.00 – 16.30 SECTIONS
Womens section
Rita Nilsen: Retretten
Bodil Grön: How to implement a preventine program locally and nationally in Finland
Britt Fredenman: BellaNet International: from basement floot to EU-s Top Ten Story
Sigríður Björnsdóttir: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention in Iceland
Passive drinking
Katariina Warpenius: Research approaches and results from Finnish studies
Hasse Schneidermann: New perspective on alcohol related harm
Alcohol marketing monitoring
Nijolė G. Midttun
Alcohol marketing monitoring in the NordAN region
Prevention in practice
Slim Liden: The Contract concept

SUNDAY – October 13


09.00 – 10.30 Alcohol related harm and alcohol policy in Estonia
Maris Jesse, National Institute for Health Development (Estonia) – Situation in Estonia
Triinu Täht, Ministry of Social Affairs (Estonia) – Alcohol policy Green Book
Riina Raudne, PhD from Johns Hopkins (Estonia) – What could qualitative studies on the Estonian drinking pattern reveal about Estonian men’s mental health?

11.00 – 12.00 NordAN hour
Hasse Schneidermann, project manager (Denmark) – Advocacy North project
Aurelijus Veryga, BTACC (Lithuania) – Marketing seminar in Vilnius
Lauri Beekmann, NordAN (Estonia) – Launch of the new NordAN project – Storage
12.00 – 13.00 PLENARY IV
Alcohol and flying
Video message from mr Henrik Hololei, head of cabinet of Vice-President of European Commission Siim Kallas (DG Transport).

“Alcohol in the air” – overview of the situation. Lauri Beekmann
13.00 – 13.30 Summary and conclusions
Peter Allebeck, President of NordAN