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Friday, August 24, 2012

First European Alcohol Policy Youth Conference (1st EAPYC)

The idea of the conference is to bring together 100+ young people from across Europe to build capacity to become advocates of a better alcohol policy in Europe.

Date: 8th – 14th November 2012 (including travel days)

Venue: Bled, Slovenia
Aims and purpose

The first European Alcohol Policy Youth Conference aims to:

raise interest among young people and youth organizations in Europe about alcohol policy,

empower the participants with the necessary skills and capacities in order to actively promote their views on alcohol,

engage with these views in the policy-making, by capacitating them to be of influence next to institutions and authorities, as well as for raising awareness next to their constituencies and partners at the local, national or European levels,

provide the necessary tools and training for participants to be able to conduct community based projects to reduce the alcohol related harm on youth,

bring their own expertise and best practice and exchange them with the rest of the participants, as well as gain more skills on advocacy and policy-making,

foster cooperation and networking among the participants and organisations present at the event.