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WHO: World Health Assembly, May 2016

The World Health Assembly took place between 24 and 26 May to discuss major issues that will change the face of health for years to come.


European Institutions - Open Day 2016

On Saturday 28th May 2016, the European institutions will open their doors to the public; a unique opportunity to discover the diversity of Europe in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere.


Finally Wine in Moderation releases info on energy content in wine

Finally Wine in Moderation has updated the programme’s central website with a new section featuring energy information in wine. Consumers will be provided with information on calories, drinking units and sugar in wine.


3rd European Alcohol Policy Youth Conference

Eurocare was delighted to participate in the 3rd European Alcohol Youth Conference taking place in Bled, Slovenia from 13 – 16 May 2016.


News from a meeting at the Parliament on ‘Limiting alcohol damages’

Public-health experts and members of the alcohol industry attended a meeting chaired by Swedish MEP Jytte Guteland at the European Parliament earlier this month. The meeting aimed at exploring national, sustainable models to tackle alcohol damages from a holistic health and societal perspective, where the specific cases of Scotland and Sweden were discussed.


Cancellation of General Assembly in Istanbul‏

We would like to officially inform you that the Eurocare Board has taken the difficult decision to cancel the Eurocare General Assembly which was scheduled to take place in Istanbul from 26 – 27 May 2016.


EU Health Policy Platform

The EU Health Policy Platform was launched by DG Santé in the European Commission at the conference “Towards better prevention and management of chronic diseases” on 21 April, in Brussels.


The size, impacts and drivers of illicit trade in alcohol

A new OECD report entitled Illicit Trade, Converging Criminal Networks assesses the magnitude, flows and drivers of illicit trade and the illegal economy including: narcotics, human trafficking, wildlife, sports betting, counterfeit medicines, alcohol and tobacco.


A votre santé? - Eurocare stars on a TV documentary by ARTE

Mariann Skar is one of the public health experts featuring in this ARTE documentary that shows Europeans as the world champions in alcohol consumption, including 23 million citizens addicted, and 195 thousand deaths each year.


New EU project on alcohol, nutrition and physical activity

HEPP – Maintaining a focus on health inequalities

This pilot project will contribute to maintaining an EU and Member State focus on health inequalities and help to mainstream measures to address them. The project will have a particular focus on alcohol, nutrition and physical activity, related to the socio-economic gradient and disadvantaged areas.