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Eurocare's Annual General Assembly. 10 June, Stockholm

Eurocare will be holding its Annual General Assembly on 10 June in Stockholm. Please note that this meeting is open only to Eurocare members.


Call for expression of interest in DG Health & Consumers Stakeholder Dialogue Group

The Stakeholder Dialogue Group was created as a direct result of the DG SANCO 2006 Peer Review Group on Stakeholder Involvement, in September 2007. The objective of the Stakeholder Dialogue Group is to advise the Directorate General and the European Commission on different process issues that will facilitate stakeholder involvement in DG Health & Consumer Protection work.


Summary report & presentations available from Alcohol Forum

The summary report and presentations from the 2nd Open Forum that took place on 30 April in Brussels are now available


NEW: Data map of trans-European surveys on alcohol consumption and related matters

As its commitment to the European Commission Alcohol and Health Forum, IAS (Institute of Alcohol Studies) has created a Data Map of English language, trans-European surveys that include questions about alcohol consumption and related matters.


New Eurocare report on Alcohol market trends – Asia leads the way[1]

As some companies continue to see stagnation and fall in sales in Western Europe, their main focus has now shifted to the emerging markets – in particular Asia and Russia but also Eastern Europe.


“Big Alcohol” agenda exposed

20 April 2009. Researchers from the Curtin University of Technology in Australia have uncovered some of the secret workings and concerns of the international alcohol industry.


Carlsberg's marketing practices in Africa in breach of its code of conduct

Carlsberg, the Danish beer giant, has been heavily criticised for its marketing practices in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world that has numerous alcohol problems.


2007 ESPAD Report Published

The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) is a collaborative effort of independent research teams in about forty European countries and the largest cross-national research project on adolescent substance use in the world.


Report suggests affordability of alcohol is a driver of consumption and harm

On Monday 6 April 2009, DG Sanco released a comprehensive report commissioned to RAND Europe on the affordability [1] of alcoholic beverages in the EU. The study found a positive relationship between alcohol affordability, consumption and harms.


Health experts call for restrictions on alcohol advertising

A group of leading European health experts have called for a Europe-wide ban on alcohol advertising that appeals to children and adolescents.

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