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03/03/2008

3rd Alcohol Policy Conference: Conclusions and Recommendations

The third European Alcohol Policy conference took place in Barcelona, 3rd-5th April 2008, with 352 participants from 36 countries. The conference was encompassed within the programme of activities organized by the Slovenian Presidency of the EU.

01/03/2008

Launch of EUCAM, the European Alcohol Marketing Monitoring Centre

Faced by the mounting evidence on the effect alcohol marketing has in increasing the use of alcohol among young people, a number of European public health NGOs have decided to join forces to set up the 1st European alcohol marketing monitoring centre: EUCAM.

01/03/2008

EU Public Health Programme ‘Call For Proposals 2008' Published

The EU Public Health Programme has published its 'Call for proposals 2008' which allows organisations to participate under a variety of financing mechanisms.

01/03/2008

France: French court rules online alcohol ad illegal

A French court on Thursday ruled it illegal to advertise alcoholic drinks on the Internet, giving the Dutch brewer Heineken three weeks to take down beer ads from its French website.

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jcR9gUWQNh_PLQCqjWlyhtZplWmw

01/03/2008

Germany: Alcohol Consumption among Minors: an endless Public Health problem

The Ministry of Health published data from the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs (ESPAD) in March 2008. 12,448 pupils in grade nine and ten in seven ‘Länder' were interviewed about their consumption of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs (cannabis, cocaine, etc.) as well as their attitude and their risk assessment towards these psychoactive substances. In regards to the results of this survey, the Federal Drug Commissioner stressed: “The data showed that our efforts in reducing tobacco and drug consumption among the young people were successful, but the level of excessive alcohol consumption which are reached by pupils is alarming.”

01/03/2008

Scotland: Government threatens to tax supermarkets in war of booze culture

The Scottish Government is preparing to take on supermarkets and off-licences in the battle against alcohol abuse, forcing them to pay a levy under new plans to make retailers meet the social cost of the country's "bevy culture.”

01/03/2008

ADD - Alcohol and HIV/AIDS - possible connections

Alcohol use and drunken behaviour is neither acknowledged nor well-documented as a contributing factor to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This situation, though, is now gradually changing. An increasing amount of research is being conducted on HIV/AIDS and alcohol, and the connections between the two are coming gradually clearer from a scientific perspective.

http://www.add-resources.org/alcohol-and-hivaids-possible-connections.4451564-76188.html

01/03/2008

Science Group: Proposed list of experts

Surname

Name

Country

Organisation

EISENBACH- STANGL

Irmgard

AT

European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna

BALANSKY

Roumen

BG

National Centre of Oncology, Sofia

FIŠER

Bohumil

CZ

Masaryk University, Brno

KLEIN

Michael

DE

Catholic University of Applied Sciences North Rhine-Westphalia (KFH NW) - Centre of Excellence on Applied Addictions Research

MARTINIC

Marjana

DE

International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP), Washington DC

KEIL

Ulrich

DE

Institute of Epidemiology & Social Medicine,

University of Muenster

GRØNBÆK

Morten

DK

University of Southern Denmark - National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen

LANG

Katrin

EE

University of Tartu - Department of Public Health

RODRÍGUEZ-MARTOS

Alicia

ES

Public Health Agency of Barcelona

COUZIGOU

Patrice

FR

University Victor-Segalen, Bordeaux 2

DROUET

Ludovic

FR

Hôpital Lariboisière, Paris

BERTELLI

Alberto

IT

University of Milan - Department of Human Morphology

MOSKALEWICZ

Jacek

PL

Institute of Psychiatry & Neurology, Warsaw

ROMELSJÖ

Anders

SE

Stockholm university - Center for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD)

Karolinska Institutet - Department of Public Health Sciences

NOLIMAL

Dusan

SI

National Institute of Public Health, Ljubljana

NOCIAR

Alojz

SK

Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava

Research Institute of Child Psychology and Pathopsychology, Bratislava

KANER

Eileen Frances Sheridan

UK

Newcastle University - Institute of Health and Society

GILMORE

Ian

UK/IE

Royal College of Physicians, London

ANDERSON

Peter

UK

Independent Public Health Consultant

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