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NGOs call for a comprehensive Alcohol Policy Strategy in the European Union 2013-2020

88 NGOs at both European and Member States level are calling for a comprehensive Alcohol Policy Strategy in the European Union 2013-2020.

Eurocare has together with 88 other NGOs signed the call for a new Alcohol Policy Strategy. The signatories would like to call in the Ministries of Health in Europe to acknowledge the need for a comprehensive alcohol policy framework. The Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action are meeting on 17th November and the NGOs urge them to put forward a request to the European Commission for a future European Alcohol Strategy 2013-2020.

Mariann Skar, Secretary General of Eurocare, is very happy for the broad commitments from all over Europe. “This is a very clear signal to both the Member States and the European Commission of the need for an alcohol strategy after 2012”.

Read the call here (English)

Read the call in French

Click here to sign the call

List of Signatories

European organisations

1. Active- sobriety, friendship and peace (Active)

2. Alcohol Policy Youth Network (APYN)

3. Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union (COFACE)

4. Europe Against Drugs (EURAD)

5. Eurochild

6. European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare)

7. European Association for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Eurosafe)

8. European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

9. European Child Safety Alliance (ECSA)

10. European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA)

11. European Federation of Older Persons (EURAG)

12. European Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Alliance (EUFASD)

13. Mental Health Europe (MHE)

14. European Heart Network (EHN)

15. EuroHealthNet

16. European Midwives Association (EMA)

17. European Mutual Help Network for Alcohol Related Problems (EMNA)

18. European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

19. European Public Health Association- Section on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (EUPHA)

20. European Youth Forum (YFJ)

21. International Council on Social Welfare- European region

22. Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network (NorDan, International)

23. The Associations of European Cancer Leagues (ECL)

24. The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts- European region

International organisations

25. International Blue Cross (International)

26. IOGT International (International)

27. International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (International)

National organisations

28. Vereniging voor Alcohol-en Andere Drugproblemen (VAD, Belgium)

29. Centre de Recherche et d'Information des Organisations de Consommateurs (Belgium)

30. Foundation Horizonti 21 (Bulgaria)

31. Alkoholpolitisk Landsråd (Danish Alcohol Policy Network, Denmark)

32. NGO Fontana (Denmark)

33. Estonian Temperance Union (AVE, Estonia)

34. Estonian Medical Association (Estonia)

35. Estonian Lung Association (Estonia)

36. Finish Health Association (Finland)

37. Assocation Nationale de Prevention en Alcoologie et Addictologie (France)

38. Le Mouvement Vie Libre (France)

39. Deutsche Hauptstelle für Suchtfragen (DHS, Germany)

40. Juvente (Germany)

41. Oasis (Greece)

42. Società Italiana di Alcologia (Italy)

43. Associazione Italiana Dei Club Alcologici Territoriali (Italy)

44. Veneto Orientale (Italy)

45. Alcohol Action Ireland (Ireland)

46. National Youth Council of Ireland (Ireland)

47. Alcohol Forum (Ireland)

48. Agapao (Lithuania)

49. Lithuanian National Tobacco and Alcohol Control Coalition (Lithuania)

50. Lithuanian National Consumer Federation (Lithuania)

51. Lithuanian Health Psychology Society (Lithuania)

52. Mental Health Initiative (Lithuania)

53. Parents Forum of Lithuania (Lithuania)

54. Kaunas drug abuse help centre for Youth (Lithuania)

55. Lithuanian medical students' association (Lithuania)

56. Scientific society of academic youth "Modusas" (Lithuania)

57. Lithuania Pupil's Parliament (Lithuania)

58. STAP (Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy, the Netherlands)

59. Foetaal Alcohol Syndroom Stichting (the Netherlands)

60. ACTIS- Policy Network on Alcohol and Drugs (Norway)

61. Juvente (Norway)

62. IOGT Norway

63. Panstwowa Agencja Rozwiazywania Problemow Alkoholowych (PARPA, Poland)

64. The National Centre for Workplace Health Promotion (Poland)

65. Sociedade Anti-Alcoólica Portuguesa (Portugal)

66. National Institute of Public Health (Slovenia)

67. Institute for Research and Development (UTRIP, Slovenia)

68. No Excuse (Slovenia)

69. Asociacion de Ex-Alcoholicos Españoles (Spain)

70. Socidrogalcohol (Spain)

71. Fundación Salud y Comunidad (Spain)

72. Associació Rauxa (Spain)

73. IOGT-NTO (Sweden)

74. Swedish Academic Temperance Society (Sweden)

75. Sveriges Landsråd för alkohol- och narkotikafrågor (Swedish Council on Alcohol and Drugs, Sweden)

76. Nykterhetsrörelsens Bildningsverksamhet (NBV, Sweden)

77. Sveriges Makalösa Föräldrar (Makalosa, Sweden)

78. Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom)

79. Royal College of Nursing (United Kingdom)

80. Institute of Alcohol Studies (United Kingdom)

81. Alcohol Concern (United Kingdom)

82. Alcohol Focus Scotland (United Kingdom)

83. Action on Addiction (United Kingdom)

84. Faculty of Public Health (United Kingdom)

85. British Society of Gastroenterology (United Kingdom)

86. National Hear Forum (United Kingdom)

87. Greater Manchester Public Health Unit (United Kingdom)

88. Cheshire and Merseyside Directors of Public Health (United Kingdom)