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Eurocare has the pleasure to announce the 6th European Alcohol Policy Conference which will take place on 27th and 28th November 2014 in Brussels.

Eurocare had the honour to organise the 4th European Alcohol Policy Conference in June 2010, building on that success we hope that the 6th European Alcohol Policy Conference will prove a timely catalyst for action for alcohol policy in Europe.

The main aim of the conference is to bring together a broad representation of stakeholders concerned with alcohol related-harm (policy and decision makers, scientists, alcohol and health experts,) in order to strengthen networks, build capacity and stimulate action to prevent and reduce alcohol related problems at all levels.

On the 26 November, two satelite events will be arranged in relation to the 6EAPC. Alcohol Policy Network (APN) will meet in the morning 26 November, and from 14:00-17:00, Joint Action on Alcohol Related Harm (RARHA) will arrange an event for all interested stakeholders. Both events are free of charge. See here for more information and registration.

The 6EAPC will aim at raising awareness among the key policy and decision makers of the current burden of alcohol in Europe and the multiple health and social problems it creates. Several Member States have already confirmed their high level participation.

In addition, this conference will consider the synergies between the current works undertaken by both the European Commission (EC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) with regards to chronic diseases and alcohol policy. It will explore ways in which cost effective alcohol policies can contribute to creation of sustainable health system savings.

The topics covered will include among others:

  • EU Alcohol Strategy
  • Price and taxation
  • Health and inequalities
  • Advertisement
  • Information to consumers
  • Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm (RARHA)

The conference is receiving financial support from the Health Program of the European Commission, the Ministry of Health in Scotland, Sweden and Norway, EHYT (Finland), IOGT-NTO (Sweden) and ANPAA (France).

With the support of: