Role of Regions

These are regional groups formed by the meetings in parts of the UK to discuss issues raised by groups before taking them to the NSC, and to organise social events and workshops within their area. Currently there are two active regions.

The North Region was established in 2017 and meets four times a year. All CoDA groups within the North, Scotland, Ireland and North Wales area are encouraged to send along a GSR. Details of forthcoming meetings can be found on the events page.

The region focuses on group issues and projects, group support, promoting events, workshops and sponsorship with the aim of encouraging the continual growth of the fellowship.

Region – Examples of Regional Matters

  • The health of meetings – use of CoDA literature, 12 Traditions, group size
  • Identifying group issues and requests – the eyes and ears of the groups
  • Events – socials/conventions/workshops
  • Sponsorship
  • Literature

NSC – Examples of National Matters

  • Literature
  • CoDA UK Website
  • Where to Find – Meeting Lists
  • Sponsorship Guidelines
  • Service Guidelines
  • Group Conscience Guidelines
  • Sharing Guidelines
  • CoDA Shares
  • New Meeting Packs
  • Public Information

Regional Approval Process

  1. An issue/project arises from group or regional level
  2. Region drafts an initial document or response to the issue/project
  3. The document/response/project is then sent out to all the groups and posted on the website for feedback by a set deadline – the document is clearly marked as a ‘draft’ awaiting approval
  4. The document/response/project is then revised and put forward to the Region for final approval
  5. The Region decides on a proposal for the use of the document/response/project
  6. A request is sent to the NSC to approve the document/project etc and the proposal for its use – this is either done by email or through the NSC Regional Liaison or a Regional Representative is sent with the request to the next NSC meeting.