The European Zonal Meeting (EZM) was held via web conference September 3–5, 2021. It was attended by 14 General Service Offices, four evolving service structures, and representatives of the World Service Office (WSO).
This year’s meeting included participants from two evolving structures participating for the first time—Estonia and Greece. Topics of discussion included Alateen, strategies for communication with the WSO, the new policy recognizing electronic meetings as Al‑Anon Family Groups, public outreach, and balancing spiritual and legal considerations when selling Conference Approved Literature.
The mission of the EZM is to improve cooperation between European structures in order to support the growth of Al‑Anon and Alateen in Europe. It is attended by Delegates from European countries with a national service structure or an evolving service structure, as well as Delegates from groups in countries without a service structure. The WSO is always invited because of its role in supporting Al‑Anon and Alateen around the world, particularly evolving structures.