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This section on health in the EU has been created as a trustworthy gateway to a wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European, national and international level. The content is produced by the European Commission, the Member States of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), plus EU candidate countries; by international organisations; and by pan-European non-governmental organisations in the area of public health.

Alcohol, Health Inequalities and the Harm Paradox    eurocare.org

A new report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) calls for action to address health inequalities as a key issue for alcohol policy.[...]

Alcohol Advertising in Formula One: An Irresponsible Message    eurocare.org

Today European Alcohol Policy Alliance has issued an open letter to address the growing problem of alcohol advertising in Formula One. Letter was addressed to Jean Todt, the President of Federation I[...]

Dynamic changes in pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in microglia after PPAR-γ agonist neuroprotective treatment in MPTPp...    epda.eu.com

The results show that the dopaminergic degeneration was associated with a gradual microglia polarization to the inflammatory over the anti-inflammatory phenotype in a chronic mouse model of PD. Neuro[...]

A Clearer Message is Needed Over Drinking When Pregnant    eurocare.org

Campaigners and doctors are calling for stronger warnings about drinking during pregnancy, on the back of a legal test case on foetal alcohol syndrome[...]

Agenda - 15th plenary meeting on European Alcohol and Health Forum (Luxembour, 6 November 2014)    europa.eu

European Commission - 15th Plenary MeetingLuxembourg, 6 November 2014   [...]

Fresh Call for Calorie Labelling on Alcohol    eurocare.org

New research from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) shows that the vast majority are unaware of the calories in their alcoholic drinks.[...]

Scottish Industry Representatives Support Scotland's brave Alcohol Policy    epha.org

On 5 September 2014, following the EPHA Annual Conference, the seminar on Scotland's innovative Alcohol Policies successfully brought together representatives from Scottish health professionals with [...]

Scotland Reduces Its Drink Drive Limit    eurocare.org

Scotland is to cut its drink-driving limit in time for Christmas, with motorists advised not to get behind the wheel if they have drunk any alcohol whatsoever.[...]

“Alcohol and Childhood Don’t Mix” Campaign    eurocare.org

Earlier this month DrinkWise launched an investigation and uncovered a shocking truth - people in England are failing to protect their children from the negative effects of alcohol.[...]

International Medicine in Addiction Conference (20-22.03.2015) Melbourne    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Alcohol policy is one of the priorities for the Latvian Presidency of the EU (spring 2015)    eurocare.org

- We look forward to work together on EU Alcohol Policies spring 2015, says Mariann Skar, Secretary General of Eurocare[...]

Labour and the Politics of Alcohol: The Decline of a Cause    eurocare.org

A paper recently produced by Peter Catterall from the University of Westminster explores the role of alcohol in the British labour movement.[...]

The AWARH Website is Now Live    eurocare.org

The official website for the Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (AWARH) has now been launched in anticipation to the week held from the 24th to the 28th November 2014.[...]

The AWARH Website is Now Live    eurocare.org

The official website for the Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (AWARH) has now been launched in anticipation to the week held from the 24th to the 28th November 2014.[...]

World Cup 2014 Alcohol Marketing Reached Millions of Children    eurocare.org

In a report released last week, Alcohol Concern urges the UK government to consider whether the harms outweigh the benefits of alcohol marketing in sport.[...]

Eurocare Annual Meeting and General Assembly (09-10.10.2015) London    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

European Alcohol Policy Alliance warmly welcomes the New European Code Against Cancer    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) congratulates the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the European Commission on the release of the updated 4th edition of the Europ[...]

Flash report - 15th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action    europa.eu

European Commission - 15th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and ActionLuxembourg, 7-8 October 2014   [...]

ECJ Asks for Submissions on Scotland’s Plan for MUP    eurocare.org

The Scottish government's campaign to introduce a minimum price on a unit of alcohol is entering a new phase as the European Court of Justice seeks submissions.[...]

[EPHA Open letter] Asking for support for the Scottish Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol (MUP)    epha.org

In 2012 the Scottish Government passed legislation to introduce a Minimum Unit Price (MUP) to tackle the problems caused by cheap alcohol. The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and other European wine [...]

CNAPA: The Minutes and Next Meeting’s Agenda    eurocare.org

The minutes from the 14th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (CNAPA) have been released, and the agenda for 7-8 October is now available[...]

2nd European Alcohol Policy Youth Conference (10-16.12.2014), Bursa    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

New Action Plan on Youth Drinking and on Heavy Episodic Drinking (Binge Drinking)    eurocare.org

The Action Plan, which focuses on the prevention of alcohol related harm in the fields of youth drinking and heavy episodic drinking, has been endorsed by the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and[...]

IAS Report Highlights Harmful Link Between Alcohol, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault    eurocare.org

Raising the price of alcohol and improved training for law enforcement agencies will help tackle alcohol related violence and domestic abuse, claims a report published by the Institute of Alcohol Stu[...]

Launch of the Official RARHA Website    eurocare.org

RARHA, Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm, is a Member States initiative launched this year with support from the European Community and the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action[...]

Northern Ireland in Favour of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP)    eurocare.org

The latest survey into drinking habits in Northern Ireland shows that the majority of people are in favour of MUP.[...]

[Joint press release] Doctors take battle to implement “Scotland the brave's” alcohol minimum unit price policy to Brussels    epha.org

2 September, Brussels - The Scottish health professions are increasing their efforts to challenge the continued opposition by global alcohol producers to the implementation of Scotland's Alcohol Mini[...]

Doctors take battle to implement “Scotland the Brave’s” Alcohol Minimum Unit price policy to Brussels    eurocare.org

The Scottish health professions are increasing their efforts to challenge the continued opposition by global alcohol producers to the implementation of Scotland's Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) p[...]

Doctors take battle to implement “Scotland the Brave’s” Alcohol Minimum Unit price policy to Brussels (02.09.2014)    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Minimum Unit Pricing in a Welsh Context    eurocare.org

Another report from this summer supports the implementation of minimum unit pricing (MUP) as an effective tool for reducing alcohol-related harm.[...]

First Baltic Conference on Prevention of FASD    eurocare.org

We kindly invite you to the First Baltic Conference [...]

KBS 41st Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium (1-5.06.2015) - Munich    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

New Report Demonstrates The Effectiveness of Minimum Unit Pricing    eurocare.org

A recent study published in the Royal College of Physicians' journal Clinical Medicine demonstrates that minimum unit pricing is an [...]

Dynamic changes in pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in microglia after PPAR-γ agonist neuroprotective treatment in MPTPp...    epda.eu.com

The results show that the dopaminergic degeneration was associated with a gradual microglia polarization to the inflammatory over the anti-inflammatory phenotype in a chronic mouse model of PD. Neuro[...]

Alcohol Policy Network (APN) Symposium (26.11.2014) - BRUSSELS    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

ECJ Considers Scotland’s Minimum Unit Pricing Legislation    eurocare.org

Please pledge your support for Scotland's battle in Europe to implement Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP)[...]

New publication released on regulation of NCD risk factors    uicc.org

Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development New publication released on regulation of NCD risk factors "Regulating Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Foods" A new publication, edited by Tania Voon[...]

Indicator on total (recorded + unrecorded) alcohol consumption (ECHI 46) and indicator on recorded alcohol consumption updated    europa.eu

European Commission - An indicator is a quantitative or qualitative measure of how close we are to achieving a set goal (policy outcome). They help us analyse and compare performance ac[...]

UK House of Lords asks for evidence on EU’s Alcohol Strategy    eurocare.org

The House of Lords (the second chamber of UK Parliament) is launching an inquiry into the EU's Alcohol Strategy.[...]

Summary published of the 14th plenary meeting of the European Alcohol and Health Forum    eurocare.org

European Commission published full report and presentations of the latest European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF), which took place on the beginning of April.[...]

More information on alcohol labels? Yes, but not in the EU    eurocare.org

Over the years Eurocare has been advocating for better labelling across the EU, which would allow consumers make informed and healthy choices.[...]

Register for What's not on the bottle? State of play of alcohol labelling in the EU    eurocare.org

This event will look at the rational of alcohol labelling, the link between alcohol and healthy diet and recent developments in area of alcohol labelling.[...]

What's not on the bottle? State of play of alcohol labelling in the EU (10.09.2014) Brussels    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Rauxa 25 years anniversary (27.09.2014), Barcelona    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Register for What's not on the bottle? State of play alcohol labelling in the EU    eurocare.org

This event will look at the rational of alcohol labelling, the link between alcohol and healthy diet and recent developments in area of alcohol labelling.[...]

Under control? Alcohol licensing and creating safer communities (16.09.2014) Newport, Wales    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

2nd Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (24-28.11.2014), Brussels and Strasbourg    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

RARHA - satelite event (26.11.2014) Brussels    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

'Scotland the Brave!- Alcohol Policy in Scotland' (05.09.2014) Brussels    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Will TTIP stop European countries from adopting alcohol policies in the future?    eurocare.org

Eurocare submitted its response to the European Commission consultation on the controversial ISDS mechanism in TTIP.[...]

[Save the date] Scotland the Brave! - Alcohol Policy in Scotland    epha.org

A seminar in discuss and explore Scotland's innovative Alcohol Policies, including an update on the battle to implement Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP). Side event of the EPHA 5th Annual Conference, 4-5 S[...]

Lithuania tightening their drink driving regulations    eurocare.org

On 26th June 2014 Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania adopted new amendments on Republic of Lithuania Law on Road Traffic Safety that has tightened drunk driving regulations.[...]

Why is the EU wasting tax payers’ money in wine subsidies?    eurocare.org

The EU needs to reflect on its wine subsidies and stop wasting tax payers' money For years public health organisations have questioned the use of Common Agricultural Policy money for the promotion of[...]

Finland's planned Alcohol Act postponed indefinitely    eurocare.org

Kristiina Hannula from EHYT ry, the Finnish Eurocare member, sees the latest development as steps in the wrong direction. [...]

EU Strategy Framework on Health and Safety at Work    eurocare.org

The strategy does not recognise key risk factors such as alcohol[...]

14th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (Luxembourg, 17-18 June 2014)    europa.eu

European Commission - 14th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and ActionLuxembourg, 17-18 June 2014   [...]

Alcohol price levels highest in the north of Europe    eurocare.org

Last week (19th June) Eurostat has realised the consumer price level for 2013.[...]

Eurocare Annual General Assembly 2014    eurocare.org

On the 4th and 5th June Eurocare held its Annual General Assembly. Eurocare was delighted to host 32 members' organisations and prominent speakers.[...]

2nd Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (24-28.11.2014)    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Girls, Women and Alcohol (11.11.2014), Dublin    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Regulation of alcohol marketing in Latvia    eurocare.org

Eurocare supports Latvia's draft legislation on alcohol marketing[...]

What’s not on the bottle? Alcohol labels lacking behind    eurocare.org

This month Eurocare had the pleasure to present its work and findings on the labelling of alcoholic beverages at the Kettil Bruun Society 40th Annual Meeting in Torino, Italy.[...]

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