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EWA: European Workplace and Alcohol

The European Workplace and Alcohol project (EWA) is a European project co-financed by the European Commission running from 2011 to 2013.

EWA is a public/private sector partnership with involvement of governmental and public sector organizations, public and private employers, non-governmental organizations, representatives of civil society, international networks representing global companies and employer and employee organizations, and trades unions.

The primary aim of EWA is to develop effective methods of engaging with workplaces, and their workforces, to raise awareness and bring about individual and organisational change that leads to safer alcohol consumption, and thus a reduction in alcohol-related absenteeism, presenteeism and injuries.

The project will involve implementing practices in twelve European countries (Belgium, Spain (Catalonia), Croatia, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Scotland).



  • Dissemination activities 2014

Even though the EWA project official ended 2013, dissemination work of the project has taken place also in 2014. Here is a short overview of these acticities:

  • 19.12.2013 - EWA toolkit and EWA policy recommendations ready

The EWA project has produced a toolkit and policy recommendations. The toolkit provides guidance for developing and implementing alcohol preventive interventions within workplace settings, and builds on evidence and good practice lessons derived from the EWA project.

Follow the links below to access the EWA Toolkit and EWA Policy Recommendations, available in several languages

EWA Toolkit

EWA Policy Recommendations

  • 19.12.2013 - EWA Newsletter, Issue 3

Read the last issue of the EWA newsletter

  • 22.11.2013 - EWA's final Conference in Brussels

The EWA conference took place in the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) 22 November 2013, and marked the end of the EWA project. The conference gathered a wide audience from all over Europe which met to learn about the project and discuss issues related to alcohol and the workplace.

At the final project conference, EWA presented the core messages from the tool kit and all partners presented their work from each country. Take a look at the agenda and presentations from the conference

  • 17.09.2012 - EWA's next project meeting in Berlin (8-9 November 2013)

The next meeting of the project will take place in Berlin on the 8th and 9th of November. To download the draft agenda and preliminary guidelines to prepare the meeting please visit the members' only section.

  • 18.09.2012 - Article about EWA featured in the Croatian Journal of Public Health

An article about EWA was included in the July issue of the Croatian Journal of Public Health. The central theme of this issue was: European projects. Click here to read the article

  • 01.05. 2012 - EWA presents its interim report

The project reported on the progress and work so far to the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EACH). Both a technical and financial report were delivered. Please follow the link to access the interim report and the annexes to read more about the progress and work of EWA so far.

To follow the work of each work package in the EWA project, please take a look in the left side menu for Deliverables and Work Package, where you will find more information on each work package.

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