ACTIS- Policy Network on Alcohol and Drugs
Actis - Norwegian Policy Network on Alcohol and Drugs was launched on the 1st of February 2003. The foundation meeting took place on 31 January 2003.
Actis is an umbrella organisation that brings together 26 NGOs, networks and foundations active in the field of alcohol and drug problems. The main body of these organisations was formerly organised under The Norwegian Temperance Alliance (Avholdsfolkets Landsråd), which has now been dissolved. At the foundation meeting of Actis, about ten new organisations joined in, and together the organisations of Actis constitute the largest body of voluntary organisations in the field of alcohol and drug problems in Norway.
Actis has its main offices in Oslo. Actis aim is to help its member organisations in their work as well as to contribute to the dissemination of information and research on alcohol and drugs to the public authorities and the media.
Actis has an office in Brussels. The main task of the Brussels office is to ensure that Actis is up-to-date on EU political issues concerning alcohol, drugs and public health, as this is of vital importance for Norwegian politics. Our local representative and Liason Officer, Mariann Skar, regularly provides Norwegian NGOs, politicians and the media with news from health and social politics in Europe.
Actis website www.actis.no is intended as a database of useful and important information about alcohol and drug issues.