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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.

14th Plenary meeting of the European Alcohol and Health Forum    eurocare.org

The 14th plenary meeting of the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF) took place on 9 April 2014in Brussels.[...]

14th plenary meeting on European Alcohol and Health Forum, Brussels, 9 April 2014 - Flash report and presentations available    europa.eu

European Commission - 14th Plenary MeetingBrussels, 9 April 2014   [...]

Drinking during pregnancy — who is responsible?    eurocare.org

A landmark test case due to be heard by the Court of Appeal (the UK) could criminalise excessive drinking during pregnancy. European organisations concerned with FASD have issued their take on it.[...]

Eurocare Suggestions for changes to the EU Alcohol and Health Forum    eurocare.org

Eurocare believes that there is an urgent need to review how the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF) operates, and therefore presents our position and suggestions for the way forward.[...]

EPHA welcomes EU Alcohol and Health Forum Revival    epha.org

On March 20, EPHA along with UEG, EASL, Eurocare and the Royal College of Physicians wrote an open letter welcoming the initiative by the European Commission to reframe and potentially expand the com[...]

Opening the door to alcohol industry lobbying - what’s wrong with the new WHO policy proposals    eurocare.org

WHO has published a draft proposal for a set Framework and set of policies to address its engagement with Non Sate Actors (NSAs[i]). Member States are being invited to discuss these proposals at WHO'[...]

Joint Statement: Tackling alcohol related harm requires better actions    eurocare.org

Why the public health community is disappointed with the European Parliament resolution on EU Alcohol Strategy[...]

Call for the Science Group of the European Alcohol and Health Forum to be strengthened    eurocare.org

UEG, EASL, EPHA, Eurocare and the Royal College of Physicians warmly welcome the initiative by the European Commission and the current chair of the Science Group Sir Ian Gilmore to re-assess the func[...]

Joint Statement: Tackling alcohol related harm requires better actions    eurocare.org

Why the public health community is disappointed with the European Parliament resolution on EU Alcohol Strategy[...]

[Joint Statement] Tackling alcohol related harm requires better actions    epha.org

Why the public health community is disappointed with the European Parliament resolution on EU Alcohol Strategy. On the 10th March Members of the Environment Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Commi[...]

Addiction: Overturn of the proposed alcohol advertising ban in Lithuania    eurocare.org

Addiction Journal have published an article that introduces the process how alcohol industry managed to cancel total alcohol advertising ban which was adopted by the Parliament in 2008 to take an eff[...]

KBS 2014, (09-13.06.2014), Torino    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, Health and Policy (03.10.2014), Amsterdam    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[...]

NordAN is looking into alcohol policy and social marketing    eurocare.org

While social marketing is still rather new discipline it has appeared to be effective not only in raising awareness but also changing behaviour.[...]

NordAN is looking into alcohol policy and social marketing    eurocare.org

While social marketing is still rather new discipline it has appeared to be effective not only in raising awareness but also changing behaviour.[...]

Event manager 6th European Alcohol Policy Conference    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) has published a call for tender, asking for applicants to submit a quote for services in relation to the organization of the 6th European Alcohol Polic[...]

[Event] Big alcohol, big tobacco, big influence. New vectors for global diseases    epha.org

You are invited to a Westminster debate: health policy making for the 21st century: unhealthy environments, vested interests or inadequate people? Tuesday 1 April 2014 | 14:00-16:00 | Committee Room [...]

Actions at EU level – CNAPA report    eurocare.org

Promising signals from the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (CNAPA).[...]

Does social marketing has a place in alcohol strategy?    eurocare.org

Vice president in Eurocare, Lauri Beekmann, writes about social marketing and information as part of alcohol policy discussions.[...]

Oral question - Alcohol strategy - O-2014-000042    europa.eu

Question for oral answer O-000042/2014 to the Commission Rule 115 Romana Jordan, Glenis Willmott, Rebecca Taylor, Carl Schlyter, Marina Yannakoudakis, on behalf of the Committee on the Environment, P[...]

Europe under the influence    eurocare.org

Carrying on from his in vestigation into the lobbying activities of the alcohol industry in the UK, Jonathan Gornall finds that the industry is using similar tactics to influence Europe's alcohol pol[...]

Scientific guideline: Questions and answers on Benzyl alcohol in the context of the revision of the guideline on ‘Excipients in the label and package leaflet of medicinal products for human use’, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

The objective of this group is to update the labelling of selected excipients listed in the Annex of the above mentioned EC guideline, as well as to add new excipients to the list, based on a review [...]

Icelandic policy on alcohol and drug prevention, 2020    eurocare.org

Eurocare congratulates the Icelandic government with it's new policy on alcohol and drugs.[...]

European Parliament members air strong support for the new EU Alcohol Strategy    eurocare.org

Earlier this month members of the Committee on the Environment Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI Committee) in the European Parliament (EP) have started works towards a resolution calling on the Eu[...]

Q&A – How can I drink alcohol safely?    who.int

There is no safe level for drinking alcohol. The ideal situation is to not drink at all.[...]

Under the influence: Scotland’s battle over alcohol pricing    eurocare.org

This week the alcohol industry heads back to court in its latest attempt to overturn the introduction of minimum pricing in Scotland. Jonathan Gornall investigates how it has tried to influence opini[...]

Alcohol and Cancer- the forgotten link    eurocare.org

The World Health Organisation has warned about the growing burden of cancer at an alarming pace and emphasised the urgent implementation of efficient prevention strategies.[...]

Alcohol and Cancer- the forgotten link    eurocare.org

The World Health Organisation has warned about the growing burden of cancer at an alarming pace and emphasised the urgent implementation of efficient prevention strategies. The often forgotten link i[...]

Kick-off: Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm    europa.eu

Harmful and hazardous alcohol use is one of the main causes of premature deaths and avoidable diseases in the EU today. Highlighting the importance of this issue, the European Commission is funding t[...]

RAHRA Kick - Off Meeting 31th January 2014, Lisbon    eurocare.org

Eurocare is a proud partner of RARHA (Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm), which has its kick-off meeting in Lisbon today. RARHA brings together 60 partners including 27 EU Member States i[...]

2014: a year for alcohol action    eurocare.org

New year greetings from Eurocare president, Tiziana Codenotti, who gives a brief overview of the developments in 2014:[...]

Strong evidence for public health benefits with taxes on alcohol    eurocare.org

OECD released a new Health Working Paper on fiscal policies in December 2013, which concludes that the arguments in support of taxes being used to attain public health objectives are strong for tobac[...]

The UK government's shameful dumping its alcohol strategy    eurocare.org

Dr Nick Sheron writes about the reversal of the UK alcohol policy and minimum unit price (MUP), he explains that MUP only affects the cheapest booze it is exquisitely targeted at problem drinkers. In[...]

The UK government's shameful dumping of its alcohol strategy    eurocare.org

Dr Nick Sheron writes about the reversal of the UK alcohol policy and MUP[...]

Alcohol Through the Lifecourse (18.03.2014) 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[...]

Eurocare response to the European Commission proposed structure for the EU Alcohol Action Plan    eurocare.org

Earlier this week Eurocare has responded to the European Commission proposed structure for the EU Alcohol Action Plan.[...]

EU action plan 'ignores' decades of scientific advancement in alcohol policy    eurocare.org

The EU alcohol and health forum risks being ineffective by using a one-size-fits-all approach, writes Michel Craplet in the Parliament Magazine[...]

When do you break the marketing code of alcohol? What is social success?    eurocare.org

Diageo is this week launching a new UK TV ad for its Guiness brand as part of its 'Made of More' campaign. The ad, which had its premiere on 15th January, features 'Sapeurs from Brazzaville, the capi[...]

BMJ investigation reveals “cosy relationship” between the alcohol industry and the British government    eurocare.org

Documents show 130 meetings with Department of Health alone and suggest minimum pricing consultation was a sham[...]

6th European Alcohol Policy Conference (27-28 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[...]

Easy Taking promotes Easy Drinking (21-22.05.2014) Tallinn    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[...]

First Baltic Conference on Prevention of FASD (26.10.2014) Lithuania    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 Workplace and Alcohol - EWA    eurocare.org

EWA Toolkit and EWA Policy Recommendations are now available[...]

New regulation of marketing in Finland    eurocare.org

Eurocare congratulates the Finnish Parliament with a new regulation on marketing which includes social media[...]

Report shows support for minimum alcohol pricing in the UK    eurocare.org

Eurocare member- the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) has published an analysis of submissions to the Home Office consultation on minimum pricing that indicates public support for the policy was gr[...]

European alcohol strategy is still valid    eurocare.org

We are fighting for documents. Alcohol policy documents that should become a basis for real life alcohol policies that will regulate the way alcohol is produced, sold and marketed. Also the way peopl[...]

Research shades light on how to improve alcohol consumption estimates    eurocare.org

University of Glasgow Institute of Health and Wellbeing project explores and addresses non-response bias in health surveys with a focus on alcohol consumption.[...]

Research shades light on how to improve alcohol consumption estimates    eurocare.org

University of Glasgow Institute of Health and Wellbeing project explores and addresses non-response bias in health surveys with a focus on alcohol consumption.[...]

9th International Conference on nightlife, subastance use and related health issues (17-19.06.2014) Lisbon    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[...]

6th European Alcohol Policy Conference, 27-28 November 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[...]

Is this still music or just marketing?    eurocare.org

Alcohol product placement is a form of marketing that has become more and more widespread in popular music videos over the last years.[...]

European Alcohol and Health Forum - 13th plenary meeting (Brussels, 21 November 2013): Flash report, contributions    europa.eu

European Commission - 13th plenary meetingBrussels, 21 November 2013   [...]

[NGO recommendations] New EU Action Plan on Alcohol    epha.org

The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) joins its member organisation Eurocare -the international NGO that represents NGOs on Alcohol Policy across the EU- to contribute initial ideas as the new E[...]

NGO recommendations to the new EU Action Plan on Alcohol    eurocare.org

As the international NGO that represents NGOs on Alcohol Policy across the European Union, Eurocare wishes to contribute initial ideas as the new EU Action Plan begins to be drafted.[...]

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