7th European Alcohol Policy Conference

Hosted by the Slovenian Ministry of Health, co-organised by Eurocare
Alcohol and inequalities, and innovative approaches to implement alcohol policy
Registration is now closed. Contact: conference@eurocare.org

Programme

  • 21 November
  • 22 November
  • 23 November
  • 24 November

Side event: Meeting of the coordinating council of Global Network of WHO National Counterparts (closed meeting)

09:00 AM 05:00 PM

Side event: RARHA (Joint Action on Alcohol) Work Package 6 Satellite Symposium

10:30 AM 01:30 PM

Side event: 6th Symposium of the Alcohol Policy Network Europe (APN)

01:30 PM 06:00 PM

Registration

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Opening

09:00 AM 09:45 AM

Martin  Seychell

Milojka  Kolar Celarc

Anja Hlača Ferjančič

Tiziana Codenotti

Vladimir Poznyak

Setting the Scene: Alcohol, sustainable development and inequalities

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Jürgen Rehm

Thomas Babor

Chris Brown

Coffee break

10:45 AM 11:30 AM

Reducing alcohol-related inequalities: what works?

11:30 AM 01:00 PM

Konstantin  Vyshinskiy

Emanuele Scafato

Peter Rice

Colin Shevills

Tadeja Hočevar

Wim van Dalen

Lunch break

01:00 PM 02:30 PM

Roundtable: Alcohol policy and politics - new developments

02:30 PM 03:45 PM

Vesna-Kerstin Petrič

Eric Carlin

Milojka  Kolar Celarc

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy

Lars Møller

Ivan  Bekavac

Coffee break (Poster Session)

03:45 PM 04:30 PM

Workshops

04:30 PM 05:30 PM

Vesna-Kerstin Petrič

Eric Carlin

Özlem  Atak

Jan Peloza

Perihan  Torun

Manuel Ribeiro Cardoso

Kristina Sperkova

Emanuele Scafato

Peter Rice

Marjatta Montonen

Vladimir Poznyak

Wim van Dalen

Nesrin  Özkan

Social event

05:30 PM 07:30 PM

Working with other sectors

09:00 AM 09:30 AM

Bernt Bull

Ewa-May Karlsson

Lydia Mutsch

Maja Makovec Brenčič

The link between alcohol policy and social determinants

09:30 AM 10:30 AM

Michael  Marmot

David  McDaid

Coffee break (Poster Session)

10:30 AM 11:15 AM

Roundtable 1: Health in all policies - does it work?

11:15 AM 12:30 PM

Jan Peloza

Franck Lecas

Maria Luisa Marin Puig

Jean Todt (by video recording)

Dirk  Lachenmeier

Sanela  Talić

Lunch break

12:30 PM 01:45 PM

Roundtable 2 - Working with non-state actors

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Mariann Skar

Vesna-Kerstin Petrič

Manuel Ribeiro Cardoso

Kristina Sperkova

Olivier  van Beemen

Vladimir Poznyak

Workshops

02:45 PM 03:45 PM

Manca  Bizjak

Eric Carlin

Jan Peloza

Jürgen Rehm

Lars Møller

Wim van Dalen

Jochen Schrooten

Way Forward

03:45 PM 04:15 PM

Conference closure

04:15 PM 04:30 PM

Mariann Skar

Vesna-Kerstin Petrič

Side event: Regional Consultation on Alcohol and Health (closed meeting)

09:00 AM 05:00 PM

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Speakers

Milojka Kolar Celarc

Minister
Ministry of Health Slovenia

22 November

22 November

Maja Makovec Brenčič

Minister
Ministry of Education, Science and Sport Slovenia

23 November

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy

Minister
Ministry of State for Health Promotion Ireland

22 November

Lydia Mutsch

Minister
Ministry of Health Luxembourg

23 November

Ivan Bekavac

Deputy Minister
Ministry of Health, Croatia

22 November

Michael Marmot

Professor of Epidemiology
University College of London
Sir Michael Marmot is Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, and President of the World Medical Association. He is the author of The Health Gap: the challenge of an unequal world (Bloomsbury: 2015) and Status Syndrome: how your place on the social gradient directly affects your health (Bloomsbury: 2004). Professor Marmot holds the Harvard Lown Professorship for 2014-2017 and is the recipient of the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health 2015. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from 17 universities. Marmot has led research groups on health inequalities for 40 years. He chairs the Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas, set up in 2015 by the World Health Organizations’ Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO/ WHO).

23 November

Thomas Babor

Professor and Chair
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dept. of Community Medicine and Health Care
Dr. Babor holds a PhD in social psychology from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He spent several years in postdoctoral research training in social psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and subsequently served as head of social science research at McLean Hospital's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center in Belmont, MA. In 1982 he moved to the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

He has served as the Scientific Director at the Alcohol Research Center and the interim Chair of the Psychiatry Department before moving to Community Medicine in 1998.

Dr. Babor is head of the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care and directs an active research program. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

22 November

Chris Brown

Programme Manager for Investment for Health and Development
WHO European Office
Currently leading the development of the first ever WHO European Health Equity
Status Report, which will track the progress of social and economic policies on
health and wellbeing in the European Region.

22 November

Vladimir Poznyak

Coordinator of Organization Management of Substance Abuse Programme
World Health Organization
Dr. Vladimir Poznyak is a psychiatrist by professional background with more than 20 years of experience in international work on public health aspects of alcohol and drug use, addiction medicine and clinical psychiatry. During his professional career Dr. Poznyak has been particularly active in the areas of international alcohol and drug policy developments, research and service provision for mental, behavioral and substance use disorders. In his capacity as Coordinator of Management of Substance Abuse unit at Headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr. Poznyak is responsible for a wide range of activities of the WHO Secretariat on prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug use, substance use disorders and behavioral addictions.

22 November

22 November

23 November

Lars Møller

Programme Manager, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs
WHO European Office, Division of NCDs and Life-Course
Lars Møller is a trained medical doctor and Public Health specialist. Since 2001 he has been working for WHO Regional Office for Europe and is the Programme Manager for Alcohol, Illicit Drugs and Prison Health.

22 November

23 November

Jürgen Rehm

Director of the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto
Dr. Jürgen Rehm is Director of the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH. Dr. Rehm is a Professor and the inaugural Chair of Addiction Policy in the Dalla Lana School Public Health at the University of Toronto.

Dr Rehm is Head of the Epidemiological Research Unit, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, at the Dresden University of Technology, in Dresden, Germany. He is also Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Addiction and Mental Health.

22 November

23 November

Martin Seychell

Deputy Director-General
DG SANTE, European Commission
A graduate in chemistry and pharmaceutical technology, Mr. Seychell specialized in Chemical analysis. He has held important positions on several government boards and commissions in Malta, including the Food Safety Commission and the Pesticides Board. Mr Seychell occupied the post of Head of Directorate at the Malta Standards Authority between 2001 and 2006. He has been responsible for the implementation of a number of EU directives in the areas of risk assessment, food safety, chemicals and cosmetic products legislation, and has actively participated in negotiations on major technical proposals such as the new chemicals legislation, REACH, and in screening processes in the areas of free movement of goods, environment and agriculture during the process leading to Malta's accession to the EU. He held the post of Director of Environment in Malta between 2006 and 2011. As Director, he was responsible for a broad range of functions arising from the Maltese Environment Protection Act. He was appointed Deputy Director General for Health and Consumers at the European Commission in March 2011. Responsible for directorates dealing with Consumer affairs, Public health and Health systems and products (SANCO). 2014 - to date: Deputy Director-General for Health in the Health and Food Safety Directorate-General (SANTE).

22 November

Emanuele Scafato

Director
Istituto Superiore di Sanità, National Observatory for Alcohol
Prof. Emanuele Scafato, MD, MSc is a senior researcher, epidemiologist and gastroenterologist, Director of Population’s Health and Health Determinants Unit in the National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion-CNESPS at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità . He is the Director of the WHO Centre for Research on Alcohol and of the National Observatory on Alcohol (NOA) .

22 November

22 November

David McDaid

Associate Professorial Research Fellow
Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics (LSE)
David McDaid is an Associate Professorial Research Fellow in Health Policy and Health Economics at the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is involved in a wide range of work on mental health and public health in the UK, Europe and at the global level. He is a co-ordinator of the Mental Health Economics European Network, a member of NICE's Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee since 2007, Co-Convenor of the Cochrane Campbell Economic Methods Group and has acted as an advisor to a range of organisations, including the European Commission and World Health Organisation, and national/regional governmental departments, including the Department of Health in England and equivalent bodies in Scotland and Wales.

He has published over 300 peer reviewed papers and reports, including a report for the UK Department of Health which looked at the economic case for investing in mental health promotion and mental disorder prevention. He is the editor of two recent books – the first on economics and wellbeing and the second, a collaboration between the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and the OECD, looks at the economic case for investing in health promotion and disease prevention. He is also a past winner of the European Health Management Association's Baxter Award in 2007 for the best book on health policy – Mental Health Policy and Practice across Europe.

23 November

Jean Todt (by video recording)

Special Envoy for Road Safety
United Nations

23 November

Vesna-Kerstin Petrič

Head of Unit
Slovenian Ministry of Health, Division for Health Promotion and Prevention of NCDs

22 November

22 November

23 November

23 November

Tiziana Codenotti

President
Eurocare - European Alcohol Policy Alliance
Tiziana Codenotti joined the Board of Eurocare in 2006, and was also nominated by the Italian Minister of Social Affairs as alcohol expert in the National Committee on Alcohol, where she served until 2010. In May 2011 she was elected as President of EUROCARE for a three-year mandate, and then re-elected in June 2014.

22 November

Eric Carlin

Director
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems
Eric has been Director of SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems - www.shaap.org.uk) since 2012. He is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and is completing a PhD at Birkbeck College, London.

Eric has spent more than twenty years managing drug prevention and treatment charities and commissioning health services. He previously served as Chair of the Drug Education Forum for England, Vice Chair of the United Nations NGO Committee on Drugs.

22 November

22 November

23 November

Ewa-May Karlsson

Member
Committee of the Regions
City Council President Vindeln 1998-2014
Region Board of Västerbotten Region 2008-
COR 2004-
County Board with responsibility for health care 2014-

23 November

Kristina Sperkova

International President
IOGT International
Kristina Sperkova has a master's degree in Psychology from the Comenius University in Slovakia. She has been active in the substance prevention field within civil society for 18 years starting in a peer programme in her hometown community.

Later on, Kristina engaged in prevention work on European level and served as a Secretary General of a European Youth Sobriety Organisation. She worked both with capacity building of youth organisations active in the prevention field in Europe and with alcohol policy advocacy on the EU level until she decided to shift her focus on alcohol policy in developing countries.

Kristina worked as a Programme Manager, Strategic Coordinator and a Junior Advisor in Alcohol as an obstacle to development in the Swedish IOGT-NTO Movement that has their activities in Southeast Asia, East Africa, and Balkan countries. Kristina has been in the board of IOGT International since 2006 first as a Vice president and since October 2014 as International President. IOGT International is the premier global interlocutor for evidence-based policy measures and community-based interventions to prevent and reduce harm caused by alcohol and other drugs.

IOGT International has 129 member organisations in 55 countries.

22 November

23 November

Mariann Skar

Secretary General
Eurocare - Alcohol Policy Alliance
Mariann Skar has been the General Secretary for Eurocare (European Alcohol Policy Alliance) since October 2007. She is qualified as cand.polit (sociology and social policy) from the University of Tromsø, Norway.

Mariann's working experience, which dates back to 1979, is varied, spanning from being an independent public health consultant in Brussels and Thessaloniki, seconded national expert in the European Commission, Directorate-General Health & Consumer Protection, Unit for Strategy and Analyse (Brussels) and Unit for Health Determinants (Luxembourg).

Mariann was working at Tromsø University College for 13 years and during this time she had management responsibilities (Head of Nursing Education), was lecturing in general nursing and sociology/social policies and involved in various developmental, evaluation and research activities.

23 November

23 November

Peter Rice

Chair
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems
Former Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS Tayside Alcohol Problems Service and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Medical School, University of Dundee. Researched and published on health information and communication, on the counselling relationship in alcohol misuse treatment, as well as on more traditional medical topics such as cell changes in oral cancer. Involved in strategic issues both locally and nationally, in the planning and delivering of integrated, multi-agency care and treatment.

22 November

22 November

Tadeja Hočevar

National Public Health Institute
Working at the National Institute of Public Health, holding a MSc. in Psychology and a BSc. in Communication studies I work primarily focusing on promotion preventive programmes for healthy life style, smoking cessation and tackling hazardous and harmful alcohol drinking in adults. My other professional interests which include my earlier work are in researching of risky behaviours in adolescents and intimate relationships' communication practices. In large proportion of what I do professionaly and personally I am driven by the curiosity in aspects of human relations and needs that do or do not contribute to a fulfilling life styles.

22 November

Bernt Bull

Senior Advisor
Royal Ministry of Health and Care Services, Department of Public Health, Norway

23 November

Wim van Dalen

Director
The Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy (STAP)
Wim van Dalen, MSc, is sociologist and director of the Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP in the Netherlands, president of the European Centre for Monitoring Alcohol Marketing (EUCAM) and secretary of the Dutch Foundation for Alcohol Enforcement Officers.

He is active in the alcohol policy field in the Netherlands and in Europe since many years. He was manager of the prevention department of an institute for addiction and for 6 years he coordinated the national alcohol campaign of the Ministry for Health, Welfare and Sports. As the manager of STAP and president of EUCAM he initiated and coordinated several national and international projects with special attention to the topics alcohol marketing and alcohol law enforcement.

In the Netherland his institute STAP coordinates the public and political lobby for the implementation of evidence based alcohol policies on national and local level.

22 November

22 November

23 November

Manuel Ribeiro Cardoso

Deputy General Director
General-Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Portugal
Manuel Ribeiro Cardoso is the Deputy General Director of SICAD since
2012. Manuel is the national representative at CNAPA and WHO
National Counterparts for Alcohol Policy. He is the Executive
Coordinator of RARHA - Reducing Alcohol Related Harm - Joint Action.

22 November

23 November

Maria Luisa Marin Puig

President
Associació Rauxa
Dra. Mª Luisa Marin
Holds MD and PhD from the Faculty of Medicine of the Clinic and Provincial Hospital of the University of Barcelona.
Other qualifications include: a diploma in Public Health, as well as one master’s degree, in drug addiction studies, awarded by the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Barcelona.
Founder and current president of the Associació Rauxa.
Collaborated and presented work at Socidrogalcohol, Spanish Society of Dual Pathology (SEPD), Street Medicine Symposium and Eurocare.
Was awarded the Medal Josep Trueta for health merit 2008, Ministry of Health, Government of Catalonia.

23 November

Colin Shevills

Director
Balance
A former communications consultant with an international public relations agency, Colin has extensive experience working in the field of public health. He was chosen to lead and launch Balance, the UK’s first regional alcohol control agency, after working in the field of tobacco control. Balance applies the lessons of tobacco control to denormalise the region’s unhealthy relationship with alcohol. Key elements of the programme include highlighting the harms caused by alcohol; lobbying for changes in national policy; and developing an evidence base to demonstrate that, as with tobacco, alcohol mass media campaigns can work to build support for evidence-based policy change.

22 November

Sanela Talić

Secretary-General and Head of Prevention
Institute for Research and Development (UTRIP)
Sanela Talić is the Secretary-General of the Institute of Research and Development »Utrip« (UTRIP). She is also the Head of prevention programmes at UTRIP. She is a pedagogue and also a project manager for prevention, education and training programmes. She is involved in several EC-funded projects in the field of addiction prevention, health promotion and healthy lifestyles, lifelong learning, violence and injury prevention etc. She is also a researcher and is skilled in organisational and communication. She is a member of several professional, umbrella, research and project networks such as Club Health, Eurocare, IREFREA, European Society for Prevention Research (EU SPR), the Science for Prevention Academic Network (SPAN), AMPHORA, ALICE RAP and ProSkills. She is involved in many European projects, co-funded by the European Commission under the Health Programme, the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), the Daphne III Programme, the Lifelong Learning Programme, the Drug Prevention and Information Programme and the European Social Fund. She is a Master Trainer for EU-DAP / Unplugged school-based prevention programme and national coordinator and Master Trainer for the Strengthening Families Program (SFP). She is a member and elected secretary of the European Society for Prevention Research (EU SPR).

23 November

Jochen Schrooten

Staff Member- Nightlife
VAD - Association for Alcohol and Other Drug Problems (Belgium)
Jochen Schrooten is a master in criminology who has been working for 14 years in the field of prevention in recreational settings developing, implementing and evaluating different prevention and harm reduction interventions. Jochen is also coordinator of the Flemisch Early Warning System on Drugs. He is a board member of the NEWnet and secretary of the European Part+ network.

23 November

Dirk Lachenmeier

Director
Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Agency Karlsruhe
Dirk W. Lachenmeier. State-certified food chemist, toxicologist, head of the department of plant-based foods and co-head of the nuclear magnetic resonance laboratory at Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Agency, Karlsruhe, Germany, which is a governmental food, medicine and alcohol control authority. Avocationally working as scientist at the Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden. PhD in Forensic Toxicology from University of Bonn.

23 November

Olivier van Beemen

Investigative journalist and writer
Olivier van Beemen is an independent journalist and writer of the book Heineken in Africa. For ten years, he was a correspondent in Paris for several leading Dutch and Belgian newspapers and magazines and he regularly appears on national radio and television to comment French news.


23 November

Manca Bizjak

Leader of Specific Youth Interventions
DrogArt Association
Manca Bizjak is a professional worker in the field of alcohol related harm reduction. She works on the program Choose yourself which deals with negative consequences of alcohol use among youth. Her strong point is street-based youth work.

23 November

Franck Lecas

Head of Mission, Medical-Social Institutions and Loi Evin
ANPAA (Assocation Nationale de Prevention en Alcoologie et Addictologie)
After five years of law studies, and a specialized master in law of health, Franck joined a 3500 health and medical social institutions federation (FEHAP), working as an advisor tothe members and as a representative of the institution during the consultations by the authorities.

Then he joined ANPAA, a French NGO specilized in the addictions field, which is managing medical social institutions too. Progressively, he has interested to public health issues toward the Evin Law application in France. ANPAA is the only NGO in France who suing alcohol producers illegal advertising. He contributed to the actions leaded by ANPAA in order to protect Evin Law against wine lobbies attacks in 2015. He recently contributed to a co-signed article published in Thomas Babor’s « Addiction ».

23 November

Anja Hlača Ferjančič

Broadcaster
Presenter / journalist
- Works at the Radio "Val 202"
- One of the most recognized leaders in Val 202. As a journalist tackles a number of topics, from sports to health from the EU to the economy.

22 November

Jan Peloza

President
No Excuse Slovenia
Jan is an engineer in computering and informatics and currently finishing his masters in social marketing with a focus on problematic gambling. He was the first president of the Alcohol Policy Youth Network and the funder of one of the most successful Slovenian non-governmental organizations, the Youth Network No Excuse Slovenia. Being a youth worker for the last 15 years, he contributed to the development of the European health promotion and health-advocacy sector, while at the same time as a trainer and facilitator helped young people to become socially engaged as organizers of many successful international events. As a co-establisher of Sustainaware – the global youth partnership for education on sustainable development and the European Environmental and Health Youth Coalition, he showed leadership towards a world free from fossil fuels, with a special interest in green washing – environmental misleading by big businesses. Jan is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers’ Community and he recently received a national award for a long-term special contribution to the development of the Slovenian youth sector and an European Youth Award for the most outstanding project in the category "Empowering young people through meetings with decision makers”.

22 November

23 November

23 November

Marjatta Montonen

Special Advisor
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

22 November

Konstantin Vyshinskiy

Senior Researcher, Department of Epidemiology, Research Institute on Addictions
Federal Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology n.a. V.Serbsky (FMRCPN), Russian Federation
Medical doctor, PhD in substance use epidemiology, working in the field of monitoring prevalence and patterns of alcohol and drug use and related policies.

22 November

Nesrin Özkan

The Assistant Specialist in General Secretary
Turkish Alcohol Policy Platform
Assistant Specialist in the General Secretary of Turkish Alcohol Policy Platform (TAPP), İstanbul. Graduated from Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and specializing in governance and non-governmental organizations in Marmara University Institute of Social Sciences.

She is doing research and development works on alcohol control policies. She facilitates the communication between the member organizations of TAPP and represents the platform by participating in international conferences, meetings and negotiations.

22 November

Özlem Atak

Tobacco And Alcohol Market Regulatory Authority (TAPDK)
Expert in EU and Foreign Affairs Department of TAPDK
Expert in Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Authority (TAPDK), Ankara. Graduated from University of Ankara Law Faculty and LLM in American Law from Boston University Law School.

She is currently working as an expert in EU and Foreign Affairs Department of TAPDK. She carries out the works in cooperation with relevant institutions and organizations to prevent activities encouraging alcohol consumption. She participated in large number of meetings and conferences held both in Turkey and abroad regarding with alcohol control. She wrote a report relating to regulations and implementations on alcohol control in the context of Norwegian and Swedish alcohol policies.

22 November

Perihan Torun

Member of the Scientific Committee
Turkish Green Crescent Society
Assistant Professor in Public Health at Bezmialem Vakıf University, İstanbul.

She worked as a General Practitioner before she trained in Public Health Medicine in Turkey. Subsequently she specialized in Epidemiology in the UK, worked in Public Health in the NHS (UK) and as a researcher with the University of Manchester. She contributed to the development and delivery of distance learning modules with the Universities of Liverpool and Sheffield, and also with Peoples-uni Open Access Education Initiative MPH programmes.

She is currently the coordinator of the International Alcohol Control Policy Evaluation Study (IAC) Turkey (iacstudy.org).

22 November

Slovenian Ministry of Health

The 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference is supported by the Slovenian Ministry of Health's Directorate for Public Health. 

The Public Health Directorate strives to prevent diseases at the population level and thus reduce the burden of disease both on individuals and on society as a whole by protecting and enhancing mental and physical health and capabilities through organised and social activities.

The Directorate performs the following tasks related to public health:
- participation in drafting or amending laws, collective agreements, and strategic development and other documents;
- preparation of expert positions for the needs of a general agreement;
- healthcare programme restructuring;
- participation in administrative controls; 
- international cooperation; 
- planning and monitoring of public services and the activities of non-governmental organisations;
- qualification testing of healthcare workers and co-workers within the framework of professional examinations.

Eurocare - European Alcohol Policy Alliance

Eurocare is an alliance of non-governmental and public health organisations with around 60 member organisations across 25 European countries advocating the prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe. Member organisations are involved in advocacy and research, as well as in the provision of information and training on alcohol issues and the service for people whose lives are affected by alcohol problems.

The mission of Eurocare is to promote policies to prevent and reduce alcohol related harm. The message, in regard to alcohol consumption is “less is better”.
Eurocare is not affiliated and does not receive any funding from the alcohol industry or any of its social aspect organisations.

WHO - Regional Office for Europe

The conference has been supported financially through WHO by funding from the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

Norway Grants

Ljubljanski potniški promet

Final Programme

See the final Conference programme booklet in the attachment below.
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About the Conference

7th European Alcohol Policy Conference

Venue address: 
Gospodarsko razstavišče Ljubljana
Dunajska cesta 18
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

This event is being hosted by the Ministry of Health in Slovenia, co-sponsored by the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, and co-organised by Eurocare - and this is the seventh in a series of very successful European Alcohol Policy Conferences (Warsaw 2004, Helsinki 2006, Barcelona 2008, Brussels 2010, Stockholm 2012 and Brussels 2014).

***New: workshop by the World Health Organization. See also details of side events.***


On behalf of the Ministry of Health in Slovenia and of the European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare), it is with great pleasure that we invite you to register to attend the 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference.

The Conference is taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 22 and 23 November, with the theme “Alcohol Policy for Sustainable Development - ACT NOW”.

We are proud to be able to confirm the participation of more than five Health Ministers from across Europe, contributing to a high-level policy discussion and sharing information and good practices. The World Health Organization, at both Global and European level, the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions will share their knowledge and experience.

Researchers, public-health professionals and civil society representatives from around the world will also participate and focus on developments in Europe.This will strengthen networks, build capacity and stimulate action to prevent and reduce alcohol-related problems at all levels.

We will be raising awareness about the current burden of alcohol in Europe and the multiple health and social problems it creates. We will also explore ways in which cost-effective alcohol policies can contribute to creation of sustainable health system savings. In addition, we will consider the synergies between the current works undertaken by both the European Commission and the World Health Organization with regards to chronic diseases and alcohol policy.

We are delighted to inform you that the World Health Organization will also be delivering a workshop on the topic of 'Harm to others', with focus on (a) harm to others in general, (b) pregnancy and harm, and (c) alcohol and violence.
In addition, within the sub-themes of health inequalities and innovative approaches, other presentations and workshops will cover aspects including:

  • Latest academic research
  • Marketing and Sponsorship
  • Price and taxation
  • Labelling
  • Road Safety
  • Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm (RARHA)

Side events, for which you will need to register separately, include:
  • RARHA (Joint Action on Alcohol) Work Package 6 Satellite Symposium, on 21 November from 10:30 to 13:30
  • 6th Symposium of the Alcohol Policy Network Europe (APN)

There are also two side events organised by the World Health Organization, which are by-invitation only. The first meeting is for a Regional Consultation on Alcohol and Health, and the second meeting is for the Coordinating Council of Global Network of WHO National Counterparts.

Participation fees

Early bird – valid until 02 November:
  • Conference fee: 400 EUR
  • Non-governmental organisations and APN members: 250 EUR
  • Eurocare members: 200 EUR

03 November - 15 November:

  • Conference fee: 500 EUR
  • Non-governmental organisations and APN members: 300 EUR
  • Eurocare members: 250 EUR

After 15 November:
  • Conference fee: 550 EUR

Fee includes lunch and coffee on both days.
You can pay either by bank transfer or PayPal (fees apply). Paying instructions will follow after you reserve your place.

Special limited student (under 30 years old) promotions are available - please contact 7eapc@apyn.org.

If you have any other questions, then please contact conference@eurocare.org


Accommodation

Period: 20th – 25th November 2016
Deadline to book: 07 November 2016

Grand Hotel Union****
Miklošičeva 1 SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
www.union-hotels.eu/en/grand-hotel-union

T: +386 1 308 1170

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COMFORT ROOMS
Single room 109,00 eur
Double room 140,00 eur

DELUXE ROOMS
Single room 119,00 eur
Double room 150,00 eur

Grand Hotel Union Business****
Miklošičeva 3 SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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EXECUTIVE ROOMS
Executive Queen Room – 1 person 105,00 eur
Executive Queen Room – 2 persons 115,00 eur

STUDIO DOUBLE ROOMS
Single room 120,00 eur
Double room 135,00 eur

STUDIO DOUBLE ROOMS PLUS
Single room 139,00 eur
Double room 155,00 eur

Central Hotel****
Miklošičeva cesta 9 SI - 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
www.union-hotels.eu/en/grand-hotel-union
T +386 1 308 1439

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STANDARD ROOMS
Single room 69,00 eur
Double room 89,00 eur

Price include:
- 9,5 % VAT
- Breakfast
- Wi-fi
- Pool, fitness and sauna

Tourist tax: 1,26 eur per person per nighttn

Air tranportation

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To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit Conventions Plus online booking tool on this link.

Registered participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the event can qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for this Event are: ANA, Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United. 

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The following Star Alliance airlines are offering special discounts for travel to/from Japan: Special Offers for Japan are available from : Turkish Airlines, Air New Zealand. 

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Airport transportation

We are currently working with GoOpti.com to provide you special discounts when booking shuttle transportation from Ljubljana, Venice, Trieste, Zagreb, Klagenfurt, Vienna and Graz airports. 

When applying, you will get all needed information to process your discounted order.

Practical info, once you get to Ljubljana


Event
7th European Alcohol Policy Conference
When
Tuesday, 22nd and Wednesday, 23rd November 2016
Registration starts at 07.30 on 22nd November 2016. Participants of the two satellite events (RARHA and APN) can register already during the two meetings on the 21st November 2016
Venue
Gospodarsko razstavišče Ljubljana
Dunajska cesta 18
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Wi-fi code: Network: GR - Password: 11110000
Contact
Paulo Nunes de Mourainfo@eurocare.org
+44 7722 42909

Urša Križaj
+386 51 370320 ursa.krizaj@nijz.si
This event will be held in English

Registration

Registration opens at 07h30 and closes at 9h00. We strongly advise you to arrive on time as due to protocol guests, the doors of the conference hall will be closed at 9.00.

Suggested accommodation

Period: 20th – 25th November 2016
Deadline to book: 31st October 2016

Grand Hotel Union****

Miklošičeva 1 SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
www.union-hotels.eu/en/grand-hotel-union
T: +386 1 308 1170

Click here to book Grand Hotel Union****

COMFORT ROOMS
Single room 109,00 eur
Double room 140,00 eur

DELUXE ROOMS
Single room 119,00 eur
Double room 150,00 eur

Grand Hotel Union Business****
Miklošičeva 3 SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
www.union-hotels.eu/en/grand-hotel-union
T: +386 1 308 1170

Click here to book GH Union Business****

EXECUTIVE ROOMS
Executive Queen – Single room 105,00 eur
Executive Queen – Double room 115,00 eur

STUDIO DOUBLE ROOMS
Single room 120,00 eur
Double room 135,00 eur

STUDIO DOUBLE ROOMS PLUS
Single room 139,00 eur
Double room 155,00 eur

Central Hotel****
Miklošičeva cesta 9, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
www.union-hotels.eu/en/grand-hotel-union
T +386 1 308 1439

Click here to book Central Hotel****

STANDARD ROOMS
Single room 69,00 eur
Double room 89,00 eur

Price includes:
- 9,5 % VAT
- Breakfast
- Wi-fi
- Pool, fitness and sauna

Tourist tax: 1,26 eur per person per night
Transport
When coming to Ljubljana airport, you have several options to reach center of Ljubljana:
-Shuttle – GoOpti – click here (discounts on https://goo.gl/Wd1j3B) – costs around 9 euros, takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on the traffic;
-Taxi – costs 20 to 30 euros, takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on the traffic,
-Public bus – around 5 euros, takes about 1 hour to reach Ljubljana’s main bus station, then you would need to walk to your destination to the selected hotels.

However, if you find a cheaper flight on any other of the neighbouring airports, feel free to book a GoOpti transportation, as everything else takes too much time and cost more or less the same.

Bus from Ljubljana Center (bus stations Pošta, Ajdovščina and Bavarski dvor)

All participants will receive a free Ljubljana bus card upon registration (kindly donated by LPP – Ljubljanski potniški promet). Although the three official hotels are walking distance to the venue, you are able to use the busses 6, 11 and 14, which run every 5-7 minutes during the official times of the conference. The Conference venue station is Gospodarsko razstavišče and is just in front of the venue.
Walking
Walking distance to the venue from the three official hotels is less than 15 minutes. See below the directions to the Gospodarsko razstavišče venue.

Parking

Parking is possible in front of the venue (access from the Dunajska cesta)
Taxi
Taxis Metro: 080 11 90
Wi-fi code
Network: GR
Password: 11110000
Emergency
Ambulance: 112
Police: 113

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APN Pre-event

The 6th Symposium of the Alcohol Policy Network Europe (APN) is also organized as side event of the 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference and will take place on Monday 21st of November.

The Provisional program includes the following items: a) recent developments in countries and internationally, and b) the role of the alcohol industry in alcohol policy making. For both items we’ll have a list of outstanding speakers. For the second agenda item we intend to have a debate leading to an APN Statement on this subject.

The APN symposium will start at 13.30 (just after the RARHA meeting) and finish no later than 18:00. Participation is free but it is only open to APN members (how to become a member) andrequires registration using this online form
provisional_program_2016.pdf Download Link

RARHA Pre-event

The Joint Action RARHA (Reducung Alcohol Related Harm) Satellite Symposium is organized as side event of the 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference and will take place on Monday 21st of November at Slovenian National Council from 10:30 to 13:30. Please see the Agenda. (agenda below and on this link)

Participation is free but it requires registration using this online form. All Conference participants as well as APN meeting participants are welcome to join the RARHA Satellite Symposium.

The DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION is 14th November 2016
11. Janja Misic - Recommendations for good practice approaches.pdf Download Link
8. Joan Colom - Drink less Programme.pdf Download Link
9. Tanja Elisabeth Schmitz-Remberg - Trampoline.pdf Download Link
10. Axel Budde - Online version of the Toolkit.pdf Download Link
5. Jeroen Lammers - PAS – Preventing heavy alcohol use in adolescents.pdf Download Link
7. Raul Melo - Me and the Others Programme.pdf Download Link
2. Wim van Dalen - Assessment criteria, procedure and results.pdf Download Link
1. Sandra Rados Krnel -A tool kit for evidence-based good practices – introduction and methodology.pdf Download Link
WP6 Satellite Symposium_AgendaFINAL.pdf Download Link
4. Katarzyna Okulitz - Kozaryn - Slick Tracy Home Team Program and Amazing Alternatives programme.pdf Download Link
3. Jaana Markkula - PAKKA – The Local Alcohol, Tobacco and Gambling Policy Model.pdf Download Link
6. Sanela Talic - Unplugged.pdf Download Link

WHO side events (closed meetings)

The World Health Organization will organize two side events to the 7th EAPC. Both are closed for public and by invitation only. See descriptions in the following paragraphs.

Meeting of the coordinating council of Global Network of WHO National Counterparts

Hotel Slon, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 21 November 2016

The Coordination Council for the implementation of the WHO Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol will be meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia 21st November 2017 and in conjunction with 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference. The Activity of the Coordination Council and its members is guided by the 2010 WHO Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol. The council consists of 14 representatives from WHO Members States as well as members from WHO Secretariat, and serves as the main coordination mechanism for collaboration between countries and the WHO Secretariat between the meetings of the WHO Global network of national counterparts for the implementation of the global strategy, which involves all WHO Member States. In Ljubljana, the Coordinating Council will take stock of the progress in implementation of the global strategy five years after its endorsement of the World Health Assembly, discuss and suggest concrete ways to strengthen global and regional coordination and collaboration and elaborate on ways to strengthen national capacity to reduce harmful use of alcohol.

Regional Consultation on Alcohol and Health

Hotel Slon, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 24 November 2016

Following the European conference on alcohol policy WHO Regional Office for Europe will organize a one-day regional consultation on alcohol and health with all Member States. The meeting has two parts, focusing on different aspects of the current work in the region. The first part regards alcohol and pregnancy, which is an important area for NCD prevention and topical for many different policies addressing health over the life course. The aim of this part of the meeting is to provide an overview of the issue of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), aspects on prevention, and case studies from member states. A new report will be launched, which includes a review of interventions targeting women of childbearing age as well as pregnant women, to prevent or reduce alcohol use in pregnancy. The second part of the meeting will focus on alcohol and health in the European Region, including new data on trends in consumption as well as alcohol-attributable mortality. The aim of this part of the meeting is to provide a base for countries to address alcohol-related harm and implement the European action plan. This part will also include discussions on monitoring, the European Information System on Alcohol and Health, and future work in the Region on alcohol and health.

Side event: Meeting of the coordinating council of Global Network of WHO National Counterparts (closed meeting)

09:00 AM 05:00 PM Hotel Slon, Ljubljana

The Coordination Council for the implementation of the WHO Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol will be meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia 21st November 2017 and in conjunction with 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference. The Activity of the Coordination Council and its members is guided by the 2010 WHO Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol. The council consists of 14 representatives from WHO Members States as well as members from WHO Secretariat, and serves as the main coordination mechanism for collaboration between countries and the WHO Secretariat between the meetings of the WHO Global network of national counterparts for the implementation of the global strategy, which involves all WHO Member States. In Ljubljana, the Coordinating Council will take stock of the progress in implementation of the global strategy five years after its endorsement of the World Health Assembly, discuss and suggest concrete ways to strengthen global and regional coordination and collaboration and elaborate on ways to strengthen national capacity to reduce harmful use of alcohol.

The meeting can only be attended by invited participants.

Side event: RARHA (Joint Action on Alcohol) Work Package 6 Satellite Symposium

10:30 AM 01:30 PM

The Joint Action RARHA (Reducung Alcohol Related Harm) Satellite Symposium is organized as side event of the 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference and will take place on Monday 21st of November at Slovenian National Council from 10:30 to 13:30. Please see the Agenda. (agenda below and on this link)

Participation is free but it requires registration using this online form. All Conference participants as well as APN meeting participants are welcome to join the RARHA Satellite Symposium.

The DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION is 14th November 2016.
11. Janja Misic - Recommendations for good practice approaches.pdf Download Link
1. Sandra Rados Krnel -A tool kit for evidence-based good practices – introduction and methodology.pdf Download Link
WP6 Satellite Symposium_AgendaFINAL.pdf Download Link
7. Raul Melo - Me and the Others Programme.pdf Download Link
3. Jaana Markkula - PAKKA – The Local Alcohol, Tobacco and Gambling Policy Model.pdf Download Link
9. Tanja Elisabeth Schmitz-Remberg - Trampoline.pdf Download Link
8. Joan Colom - Drink less Programme.pdf Download Link
6. Sanela Talic - Unplugged.pdf Download Link
10. Axel Budde - Online version of the Toolkit.pdf Download Link
5. Jeroen Lammers - PAS – Preventing heavy alcohol use in adolescents.pdf Download Link
2. Wim van Dalen - Assessment criteria, procedure and results.pdf Download Link
4. Katarzyna Okulitz - Kozaryn - Slick Tracy Home Team Program and Amazing Alternatives programme.pdf Download Link

Side event: 6th Symposium of the Alcohol Policy Network Europe (APN)

01:30 PM 06:00 PM

The 6th Symposium of the Alcohol Policy Network Europe (APN) is also organized as side event of the 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference and will take place on Monday 21st of November.

The Provisional program includes the following items: a) recent developments in countries and internationally, and b) the role of the alcohol industry in alcohol policy making. For both items we’ll have a list of outstanding speakers. For the second agenda item we intend to have a debate leading to an APN Statement on this subject.

The APN symposium will start at 13.30 (just after the RARHA meeting) and finish no later than 18:00. Participation is free but it is only open to APN members (how to become a member) andrequires registration using this online form
provisional_program_2016.pdf Download Link

Registration

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Opening

09:00 AM 09:45 AM

Speakers

Setting the Scene: Alcohol, sustainable development and inequalities

09:45 AM 10:45 AM Marmorna Hall

The link between alcohol-related harm and sustainable development
Jürgen Rehm

Looking upstream: lessons from 40 years of alcohol policy research
Thomas Babor

Alcohol policy as an investment for health - lesson learnt from
coproducing benefits for health and development
Chris Brown







Speakers

Coffee break

10:45 AM 11:30 AM Lobby

Reducing alcohol-related inequalities: what works?

11:30 AM 01:00 PM Marmorna Hall

Implementing "best buy" measures in alcohol control in Russia
Konstantin Vyshinskiy

Interdisciplinary approach in tackling hazardous and harmful alcohol use
Tadeja Hočevar

How did Italy manage to reduce alcohol related harm?
Emanuele Scafato

Using mass media to change the conversation about alcohol
Colin Shevills

Alcohol law enforcement
Wim van Dalen

Moderator: Peter Rice
Chair, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), UK




Speakers

Lunch break

01:00 PM 02:30 PM Steberna Hall (basement)

Roundtable: Alcohol policy and politics - new developments

02:30 PM 03:45 PM Marmorna Hall

Tools for tackling alcohol consumption
Lars Møller

NGOs: Essential partners in Alcohol Policy
Eric Carlin


Speakers

Coffee break (Poster Session)

03:45 PM 04:30 PM Lobby

Poster proposals
Author(s)
Impact of low alcohol verbal descriptors on perceived strength: an experimental study
Milica Vasiljevic, Dominique-Laurent Couturier, Theresa M. Marteau - Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of Cambridge, CAMBRIDGE, UK
Fetal alcohol syndrome prevalence in Croatia
Giorgie Petković, MD, PhD
Prof. Ingeborg Barišić, MD, PhD
European Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Alliance Children’s Hospital Zagreb (Croatia)
Sportivos: three steps approach for sustainable alcohol and drug prevention in the community sports club
VAD (Belgium)
Creating safer nightlife environments
Natalija Bogataj, Manca Bizjak, Špela Dovžan
DrogArt Association, program Choose yourself (Slovenia)
Alternative regulations for alcohol marketing Towards a ‘best-fit’ for Belgium
Dr. Marieke Vlaemynck - Institute for Social Drug Research - University of Ghent - marieke.vlaemynck@ugent.be
Mosa – mobilizing society for more responsible
Attitude towards alcohol in Slovenia
Tanja Kamin1, Maja Roškar2, Urška Kolar1, Maša Serec2
1Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
2National Institute of Public Health, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Workshops

04:30 PM 05:30 PM Povodni mož and Urška Halls

Room: Povodni mož Hall 1
Coming out – going out
Organised by SHAAP

Room: Povodni mož Hall 2
From research to action
Organised by EASL and UEG

Room: Urška Hall 4
Alcohol Marketing - revision of AVMSD as a window of opportunity
Organised by Eurocare

Room: Povodni mož Hall 3
Child’s rights-based tools from alcohol marketing
Organised by IOGT International

Room: Urška Hall 1

Alcohol control policies in Turkey by Turkish Green Crescent Society
Organised by Turkish Green Crescent

Room: Marmorna Hall
Global alcohol policy
Organised by World Health Organisation Geneva

Room: Urška Hall 3
Joint Action on alcohol related harm (RARHA): Evidence based Action for the future
Organised by Sicad

Room: Urška Hall 2
Alcohol and Health Inequalities
Organised by IAS

Speakers

Social event

05:30 PM 07:30 PM Lobby

Announcement of the receiver of the European Award for Reducing Alcohol Harm (EARAH), light refreshments and entertainment.

Working with other sectors

09:00 AM 09:30 AM Marmorna Hall

Speakers

The link between alcohol policy and social determinants

09:30 AM 10:30 AM Marmorna Hall

Alcohol and health inequalities- the causes of the causes
Sir Michael Marmot

Facilitating alcohol policy to promote health across sectors
David McDaid


Speakers

Coffee break (Poster Session)

10:30 AM 11:15 AM Lobby

Roundtable 1: Health in all policies - does it work?

11:15 AM 12:30 PM Marmorna Hall

How Loi Evin is working and its challenges?
Franck Lecas

Surrogate alcohol – containing methanol – still a problem in today’s Russia
Dirk Lachenmeier

Could school based prevention be effective?
Sanela Talić

Jean Todt (Video message)
UN secretary general’s special envoy for road safety

Working with homeless people in the need of alcohol treatment
Maria Luisa Marin Puig

Moderator: Jan Peloza
President, Alcohol Policy Youth Network (APYN)

Speakers

Lunch break

12:30 PM 01:45 PM Stebrna Hall (basement)

Roundtable 2 - Working with non-state actors

01:45 PM 02:45 PM Marmorna Hall

Speakers

Workshops

02:45 PM 03:45 PM Povodni mož and Urška Halls

Room: Povodni mož Hall 1
Alcohol and sports – advertising in 3 countries during Euro 2016
Organised by IAS

Room: Povodni mož Hall 2
Safer party labels, an innovative approach for alcohol policy in nightlife settings
Organised by VAD and DrogArt

Room: Marmorna Hall
Harm to others
Organised by World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

Room: Urška Hall 1

How do different disciplines talk about alcohol and how can we work better
together?
Organised by SHAAP

Room: Urška Hall 2
Let it hAPYN - preventing and reducing alcohol-related harm in youth
organisations in Europe

Speakers

Way Forward

03:45 PM 04:15 PM Marmorna Hall

Conference closure

04:15 PM 04:30 PM Marmorna Hall

Speakers

Side event: Regional Consultation on Alcohol and Health (closed meeting)

09:00 AM 05:00 PM Hotel Slon, Ljubljana

Following the European conference on alcohol policy WHO Regional Office for Europe will organize a one-day regional consultation on alcohol and health with all Member States. The meeting has two parts, focusing on different aspects of the current work in the region. The first part regards alcohol and pregnancy, which is an important area for NCD prevention and topical for many different policies addressing health over the life course. The aim of this part of the meeting is to provide an overview of the issue of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), aspects on prevention, and case studies from member states. A new report will be launched, which includes a review of interventions targeting women of childbearing age as well as pregnant women, to prevent or reduce alcohol use in pregnancy. The second part of the meeting will focus on alcohol and health in the European Region, including new data on trends in consumption as well as alcohol-attributable mortality. The aim of this part of the meeting is to provide a base for countries to address alcohol-related harm and implement the European action plan. This part will also include discussions on monitoring, the European Information System on Alcohol and Health, and future work in the Region on alcohol and health.

The meeting can only be attended by invited participants.