Tuesday 29th of November 2011

16.00       Welcome & Introduction

–         Reception in the city hall with some refreshments        

–         Word of welcome by  Monica De Coninck, deputy mayor social affairs inAntwerp

–         Word of welcome by André Vervooren, director safety ofRotterdam,

–         Public order and security inRotterdam, byBjorn Dirkse, Advisor Alcohol, Drugs and Violence

18.00 to 19.00     Plan of action Student District

–         Explanation byJef Cuyvers(district manager student district), police officials student district, owner student bar ‘Den Echo’Kenneth CandriesandRoeland Keersmaekers(staff member SODA – City Service for Drugs and Alcohol)

19.00       Dinner at ‘Barbouf’

21.00       A walk trough the Student District       byJef Cuyvers



Wednesday 30th of November 2011 


Gathering in the lobby of the hotel & walk to the meetingroom (Elzenveld)

9.00                Alcohol Policy in Antwerp

–         by Sara De Meyer (coordination SODA – City Service for Drugs and Alcohol)

9.30                Preventive Actions in Antwerp

–         byJan De Smet(Centre for Mental Health VAGGA)

–         Regular preventionwork

–         Prevention in the party scene:

  • Project Breakline
  • Project Partywise
  • Quality Night
  • Fantmobiel

–         Respect 16 (byRoeland Keersmaekers)

–         Tuppercare, by Christophe Cambré (Centre for Mental Health VAGGA)

11.00            Break

11.15              Rotterdam

–         Strategy on alcohol en drugs in Rotterdam, by Dènis Wiering

12.30–14.00      Lunch (in Elzenveld)

14.00                  Actions of care in Antwerp

–         Early intervention

  • Regular work, door CGG VAGGA
  • Project emergency units, by Tom Defillet (VAD)

–         Peer working – social work

  • EHBJ (First Aid for youth workers) & youth advisors, by JAC plus (Youth Counselling Centre)

–         Project Youth, by coördinatorAgnes Vercauteren

15.30- 16.00     Reflections


Gathering in the lobby of the hotel & walk to the restaurant

21.00                  Diner at Kiebooms + evening program



Thursday 1st of December 2011 


Gathering in the lobby of the hotel & walk to the meetingroom (Elzenveld)

9.00-12.30        Seminar ‘Young people and alcohol’


9.00           Welcome with coffee

9.30      Word of welcome by Sara De Meyer

9.35     Introduction by the mayor of AntwerpPatrick Janssens

9.50      Dr.Jan Van Hecke, EPSI en PAAZ van ZNA Stuivenberg

The effects of alcohol on the young brains

10.35    Break

10.50    Siri Kruit (social and cultural work), Bouman GGZ

Importance of involment of the direct environment of young people for prevetion of problematic use of alcohol..

11.35   Joost Mulder, Coördinator Local Alcohol Policy, STAP (Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy)

Advises for a policy on local level

12.20    Conclusions, by Sara De Meyer


12.30-13.30  Lunch