“The EDM is a European based forum of multilingual and multi- cultural NA communities inside and outside Europe, whose mission is to further their common welfare and unity, support their growth and help them fulfil their primary purpose of carrying the NA message to the still suffering addict”
The EDM – A Zonal Forum
The EDM is a Non-profit Association. The association was set up to help the body function legally as Zonal Forum of Narcotics Anonymous within Europe. Zonal Forums are designed to improve communication between RSC’s and serve as focal points for fellowship development within these communities.
At the WSC 92 in Dallas, the following motion was approved:
“The World Service Conference affirms that zonal forums, as service-oriented sharing sessions that provide means by which NA communities can communicate, cooperate, and grow with one another, are valuable components of NA. We support the continued work of the zonal forums that exist today worldwide and encourage any further efforts NA communities may take to support one another”.
Although in this motion the WSC recognizes the existence and value of forums such as the EDM, it nonetheless does not imply nor give any formal or official role/place to zonal forums within the NA service structure.
At this point in time, however, as a result of the world services inventory process, it is foreseeable that this scenario might be subject to substantial changes in the near future. In 1995 in the Resolution Group report, namely in chapter 3 concerning “Structural Resolutions for the NA Service Structure”, a new structure is proposed based on “Geographic Divisions (who) will send representatives to make up the new World Service Conference”.