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From the grass-root level, working for better networking and informed policies.

NordAN was established in September 2000 as a network of non-governmental, voluntary organisations that all worked to reduce the consumption of alcohol and other drugs and who supported evidence-based alcohol and drug policy and who did not receive contributions from the commercial alcohol industry.
Acting on these principles NordAN today has grown to have over 60 non-governmental, voluntary member organisations in all the eight Nordic and Baltic countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden), all active in the alcohol and drug field.


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Mariann Skar



Stig Erik Sørheim

ACTIS, Norway


Juha Mikkonen

EHYT ry, Finland


Nijole Gostautaite Midttun

NTAKK, Lithuania


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Christian Bjerre



Peter Moilanen

SLAN, Sweden

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Aðalsteinn Gunnarsson

IOGT Iceland, Iceland


Viljam Borissenko



Edva Jacobsen

Faroe Islands


Lauri Beekmann serves as the executive director of NordAN. He has previously held positions as a board member and vice-president of the European Alcohol Policy Alliance, Eurocare. Lauri operates from his native Estonia, where he also heads the Estonian Temperance Union — the country's oldest organization addressing alcohol issues, established in 1922. He has been involved in alcohol policy since 2003.

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Statutes adopted by the General Assembly on October 15, 2016

1.1.1 The Nordic Alcohol- and Drug Policy Network (NordAN), situated in Türi, Estonia, gathers NGO´s who work to promote evidence based alcohol and drug policies in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
1.1.2 As a network NordAN advocates the prevention and reducing of alcohol- and drug related harm through effective evidence based alcohol- and drug policy in the Nordic and Baltic region.
NordAN strives to be a facilitator and a resource for its members and affiliates, providing service for members, the inter government organisations and the media concerning Health and Social issues in general and Drug and Alcohol Policy in particular, by producing different materials and organizing conferences and seminars.

2.1 Membership
2.1.1 NordAN membership can be granted to Nordic and Baltic organisations, who work to prevent and reduce the use of alcohol and/or drugs and the negative effects of such use.
2.1.2 Membership cannot be granted to organizations which accept financial support from the commercial alcohol industry or from other private actors who profit from alcohol sales.
2.1.3 Applications for membership are decided on by the board. The decisions by the board are to be confirmed by the next meeting of the assembly.
2.2 Assembly of representatives
2.2.1 The assembly of representatives (Assembly) is the highest decision-making body of the network.
2.2.2 The Assembly should annually address the budget for the following year, address any suggested changes for the statutes and accept or decline the accounts and the annual report for the previous year and action plan for the following year.
2.2.3 Board members are nominated by the national member organisations coming from that country and appointed by the Assembly for a period of two years.
2.2.4 President is nominated by the board and elected for two years by the Assembly.
2.2.5 The Assembly meets annually. The invitations should be sent three months before the annual meeting.
2.2.6 The Assembly is composed of one person from each of the member organizations.
2.2.7 In voting each member organization has one vote.
2.2.8 Matters to be decided by the Assembly shall be submitted to the board at least two months before the meeting. They shall be sent to the members of the Assembly at least one month before the meeting.
2.2.9 The working language of the network is English.
2.3 The board
2.3.1 The board consists of the President of NordAN and one representative from each member country (Denmark, Estonia, the Faroe Island, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden)
2.3.2 The board is appointed by the NordAN Assembly of representatives for two years.
2.3.3 The board is responsible for the daily management of the network.
2.3.4 The board appoints the Executive Director and decides on the terms of employment.
2.4 Secretariat
2.4.1 The Executive Director is subordinate to the Board.
2.4.2 The secretariat is located by the decision of the board.
2.4.3 The Executive Director shall coordinate the daily work of the network.

3.1 Management costs
3.1.1 The work of the secretariat is financed through membership fees, the interest from the basic capital, extra contributions, gifts and income from services and projects. The members of NordAN pay an annual due. The due is decided by the annual meeting of the Assembly. Besides the compulsory due, the members are encouraged to give voluntary contributions.
3.1.2 The basic capital comprises of starting funds from IIAP (International Institute for Alcohol Policy) and some member organisations. If an organization wishes to leave the network, the loan can be repaid at one years notice in writing.
3.1.3 If the network is dissolved the accumulated loan capital will be returned to the lenders in shares equal to the original contribution percentage.
3.1.4 The IIAP share of the accumulated basic capital shall be used for research projects in accordance with the statutes of IIAP.
3.1.5 If the capital in paragraph 3.1.2 cannot be returned to any of the member organizations, the funds will be distributed to activities in the respective countries coherent with the objectives of NordAN.
3.2 Distribution of costs
3.2.1 The costs for the President and the Executive Director are covered by NordAN.
3.2.2 The costs for the national board members are covered by the member organizations from each country.
3.2.3 The costs for taking part in the Assembly are covered by each member organization. If needed, the board can decide on subsidies for board members and assembly representatives.
3.3 Auditing
3.3.1 The audit report is submitted to the Assembly with each amount referred to euros.


4.1.1 The statutes can be changed by the Assembly by 2/3 majority of the number of votes at the Assembly.
4.1.2 Proposals on changes shall be submitted to the Board at the latest 2 months prior to the Assembly, enabling the Board to make proper considerations and to send it to the members one month prior to the meeting of the Assembly.

5.1.1 To dissolve the network a ¾ majority of the number of votes are needed at the Assembly.

NordAN Resolutions

At each annual conference, the NordAN General Assembly adopts a resolution on a specific topic during their General Assembly meeting. Below are the past resolutions.

2023. Tallinn, Estonia - Upholding the alcohol retail monopoly system in nordic alcohol policy
2022. Copenhagen, Denmark - Alcohol and family life
2021. Vilnius, LithuaniaEffective alcohol policies are hampered by industry interference

2020. ZoomAlcohol – a risk factor for cancer

2019. Helsinki, FinlandPushing back against the normalization of cannabis

2017. Tallinn, EstoniaAlcohol is a cross-border issue

2016. Oslo, NorwayStatement on youth drinking

2015. Helsinki, FinlandThe monopoly system is an important corner-stone of Iceland´s effective alcohol policy

2013. Tallinn, EstoniaAlcohol policy in public health perspective for 2014-2020

2012. Malmö, SwedenAirline companies should ban free alcohol 

2011. Vilnius, LithuaniaAlcohol – no ordinary commodity

2010. Copenhagen, DenmarkBan all alcohol advertising

2009. Helsinki, FinlandAlcohol advertising must be regulated!

2008. Tallinn, EstoniaAlcohol is not a private matter

2007. Reykjavík, Iceland  – WTO negotiations threaten to increase alcohol problems

2006. Oslo, NorwayDet är dags för en EU-strategi mot alkoholskadorna!


Member organisations

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Alcohol and society

Det Blaa Baand

NGO Fontana

Blå Kors Danmark

Metodistkirkens Råd för Folkesundhed


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Public Foundation of Hope

Estonian Temperance Union

Estonian National Coalition on Tobacco and Alcohol Control

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Nykterhetsförbundet Hälsa och Trafik

The Finnish White Ribbon Union

KRAN, Finland

Kvinnogården – Naistenkartano r.f.

Raittiuden Ystävät (RY)

Sininauhaliittto ry

Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention – EHYT


Brautin Bindindisfélag ökumanna

IOGT Island

Kom og Dans Stiftelsen i Norden

FRÆ Oplysningscenter for rusmiddel-prevention

Samstarfsráð um forvarnir


Actis – Norwegian Policy Network on Alcohol and Drugs


Blå Kors Norge

DNT – Edru Livsstil

Forbundet Mot Rusgift

IOGT Norge


Rusfri Oppvekst

Ungdom Mot Narkotika UMN


Alkoholpolitiskt Forum


Föreningen Fruktdrycker

IIAP, Internationella Institutet för Alkoholpolitik

JUNIS IOGT-NTO’s Juniorförbund

IOGT-NTO Sverige

KSAN Kvinnoorganisationernas Samarbetsråd i alkohol- och narkotikafrågor

LP-verksamhetens Ideella Riksförening

MHF-Region Skåne

Drogfri uppväxt

Riksförbundet Hem och Skola

Riksförbundet Hälsofrämjandet

Centralförbundet för alkohol- och narkotikaupplysning, CAN

RIKSKRIS, Kriminellas Revansch i Samhället

Sveriges Blåbandsförbund

Sveriges Landsråd i Alkohol- och Narkotikafrågor

Sällskapen Länkarna

Ungdomens Nykterhetsförbund


Skåne Nykterhetsförbund


Blái Krossur Føroya

IOGT Føroya

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