- Category: News
- Published: 02 October 2015
October 1-2, Landskrona, Sweden (UPDATED 5/10)
Swedish NGOs have gathered for a traditional fair Sverige mot narkotika (Sweden Against Drugs) in the Southern city of Landskrona on the 1st and 2nd of October. The purpose is to acclaim the vision of a drug free society and to work strategically on local, regional and national levels for sustainable results. This is the focus of everyday work in many civil society organisations in Sweden.
The Fair enjoyed a full support of Her Majesty Queen Silvia, who is the Patron of the conference and chose to speak at the inauguration.
Her Majesty was concerned with the development of the drug misuse and the right of every child to grow up in a drug-free world.
The event is of national importance for Sweden and ECAD is one of the proud organizers, along with SLAN, IOGT-NTO, KSAN and many other networks and self-help groups.
(Picture above: H.M. Queen Silvia in the middle, Erik Leijonmarck,ECAD Secretary General on the left side)
(Picture to the left: H.M. Queen Silvia is welcome to the conference by ECAD Deputy Director Åke Setréus)
Links in Swedish Press:
Kvällsposten : "We cannot let the children down, they are our future", says the Queen.
Kungahuset: H.M. Queen Silvia at the Conference Sweden against drugs"
ECAD Swedish branch issued its Annual Award, Årets ECAD Sverige Pris (ECAD Sweden Annual Prize) at the end of the Conference, it was awarded to Prof. Fred Nyberg, Biological Research in Drug Dependence, Depart. of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Uppsala University.
Picture: ECAD Secretary General Erik Leijonmarck holding the prize for Prof. Fred Nyberg, opposite to the painting.