Our goals?

  1. We are enhancing existing and establishing new capacities to deal with hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption on a national, regional and local level.
  2. Training for experts from different branches (healthcare and social sector, non-governmental organisations) is taking place to individually handle hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption. During the pilot period, this approach is being implemented in 18 local areas around Slovenia. We are bringing together the healthcare and social sectors, non-governmental organisations, municipalities, the police and Slovene employment services offices.
  3. With representatives of the mass media, we wish to create recommendations for responsible reporting on alcohol-related topics which will help raise awareness among journalists.
  4. We are raising awareness amongst the general and specialised public regarding alcohol in Slovene society. We are addressing the general public by taking action in the healthcare and social sectors, non-governmental organisations and Slovene employment services offices and cooperating with the mass media and by marking important days devoted to hazardous or harmful alcohol consumption topics.
  5. We wish to establish protocols that address hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption within professions and ensure collaboration between different professions.
  6. Furthermore, we plan to present a proposal after the end of the programme in 2020 to implement the SOPA approach at system level, encompassing its long-term aspect and contributing to promoting and maintaining health in the field of hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption. We wish to do this together with the Slovene Ministry of Health.