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Call for Proposal from CHAFEA

Consumer, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) have launched a call for proposals for projects regarding 'Support Member States under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges'.

Deadline: 12 November 2015

Please find all details through this link.


Alcohol marketing and youth alcohol consumption – a study from the United States

New research published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse suggests that, at least among underage drinkers, advertising is influencing brand choice, a significant aspect of drinking behaviours.


Estonia: a new bill on alcohol ads and happy hours

Source: Estonian Public Broadcasting

The Ministry of Social Affairs introduced a new bill on Monday that would set tougher regulations on alcohol ads and turn flashy commercials into concise notices. The bill will also limit the sale of alcohol in gas stations and ban happy hour offers.


Drink-driving behaviour – a new study from Belgium

Researchers from the Belgian Road Safety Institute have published a study looking into the impact of alcohol checks and social norm on drink-driving. They analysed information which had been self-reported by 12,507 drivers from 19 European countries, in the context of a SARTRE-4 survey 1.


Majority of UK emergency service staff suffer alcohol fuelled abuse

A new report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies, Alcohol’s Impact on Emergency Services, reveals the full extent of the toll alcohol takes on emergency services in England.


UK: new research on the progress of health-information labelling on alcohol products

Through the journal Addiction, researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have recently published a report[1] which analyses the progress of health-labelling information on alcohol products in the UK.


NGOs criticise WHO's 'non paper' on conflicts of interest


For the past 4 years and as part of the WHO reform, WHO and its governing bodies are discussing new set of policies, currently called Framework of Engagement With Non State Actors (FENSA). This is a critically important document as its final shape will determine whether WHO will be an agency able to protect its independence, integrity and credibility. The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), Third World Network (TWN) and other Public-interest NGOs , professional bodies and networks have been closely following the process.


Now available: full report of UNGASS European parliament event of 23RD September 2015

Here you can find the full report of our joint European Parliament event held on 23rd September 2015 alongside the EPP Group and Dianova International, including the full presentations, a summary of the event, photographs and more!


Finland: Alcohol Act to be reformed

The reform process of the Finnish alcohol legislation started earlier this month with a workshop organised by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.


Ireland: The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015

With some subheads modelled on the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing)(Scotland) Act 2012, as well as on the French Loi Evin, the upcoming Irish Bill provides for regulation and enforcement powers on health labelling, minimum unit pricing (MUP), marketing and advertising of alcohol products.