Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (CNAPA)

In the European Union, Member States have the main responsibility for their national alcohol policy.

The European Commission established a committee in November 2007 to encourage cooperation and coordination between Member States and to contribute to further policy development between Member States and the European Union. The Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (CNAPA) is an essential structure for, and plays a major role in implementing the EU Alcohol Strategy.

Coordination at EU level

The Committee is composed of national delegates appointed by the Member States and meets at least twice per year in Luxembourg. Its main objectives are sharing good practices and aiming to achieve the broadest possible consensus and convergence of alcohol policies within the EU.