The guests at the 7th
European Alcohol Policy Conference were addressed by the Slovenian Minister of Health Mrs. Milojka Kolar Celarc, who, among other, said: »… As it has been agreed with the international partners, at this occasion, together with everything that needs to be known about alcohol and effective measures, some more will be said about the influence of alcohol and alcohol policies regarding the health, poverty and the society's potential for development. We have invited interesting lecturers that, this time, do not come just from the fields of the alcohol policy. I thank you all for, I am sure, excellent presentations, that are going to widen the discussion field and, at the same time, enable better focusing on the goal.
At the end I would like to thank one more time to all the partners that have supported the preparations and execution of series of the events in the past week: the World Health Organization on the global and European level, the EC through the RARHA Project, and especially the EUROCARE, The European Alcohol Policy Alliance, our main partner. I also thank the National Institute for Public Health for its expert help and Norway and Russia for their financial contribution. At last I thank the workers at the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre for good cooperation and the Ljubljana Public Transport for free transport of the conference participants round Ljubljana.
There are 254 participants from 25 countries at the conference.