Mesons and Light Nuclei: 8th Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 2-6 July 2001

These contributions report on the progress and present the state-of-the-art in theoretical and experimental physics of elementary particles and atomic nuclei. Topics include the structure of nuclear constituents and their interactions, properties of light nuclei and methods of their theoretical description as effective field theory and relativity, and creationa and properties of systems with non-zero strangeness.