344 commitments

Submission number Informations Report Actions
1425216895145-1707 European Midwives Association

Raising awareness of harmful alcohol consumption during pregnancy

Midwives are gatekeepers and can play an essential health promotion and disease prevention role in the provision of preconception and antenatal care in order to reduce alcohol related harm. Through the commitment to the mission of EAHF, EMA is dedicated in working through its members for them to influence national health policies that support midwives' activities in working closely and effectively with women, in order to reduce and avoid the adverse effects of hazardous alcohol consumption. To increase the awareness of harmful alcohol consumption during pregnancy and in order to provide evidence based advise to women and their families, midwives need to be regularly updated with developments of the European alcohol policy. EMA will enhance the distribution of information amongst its members through a number of activities on an ongoing basis: a) Dissemination of information and up-dates on developments of European alcohol policy through EMA website and newsletter b) Setting alcohol and pregnancy as one of the main key topics at EMA's General Meeting 2012 c) Collaboration with EAHF members and other interested stakeholders especially patients organsisation

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1424359097852-1705 Association Nationale de Prévention en Alcoologie et Addictologie (ANPAA)

Enforcement of the LOI EVIN [Code of Public Health]

An alcohol policy law (loi Evin) was voted in France in 1991 in order to control advertisement and commercial communication for alcohol.
Since the publication of the law, ANPAA monitors the advertisements mainly in the press, in magazines and on billboards sueing when considered as illicite. ANPAA will continue this work and enlarge it if possible, monitoring more media in order to bring the illegal ads and illicit commercial communication to Court, as no other public or private agency is doing it in France.

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1424176243980-1704 Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL)

Online Clearinghouse on Information between Alcohol and Cancer

Together with Eurocare we aim to share the evidence on the link between drinking alcohol and risk of getting cancer on a dedicated website www.alcoholandcancer.eu. This information is not only little known among the general public, but also more awareness of the salience of the problem needs to be established among policy making stakeholders (Member States, European Institutions, NGOs, economic operators).

The new European Code Against Cancer (www.cancercode.eu) launched in November by WHO's IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) recommends that "If you drink alcohol of any type, limit your intake. Not drinking alcohol is better for cancer prevention." This is based on updated scientific evidence on alcohol and cancer.

One in four EU citizens will be diagnosed with cancer, however only a few are aware of the link between drinking alcohol and cancer.

The Eurobarometer survey (April 2010) has indicated that 1 in 5 European citizens do not believe that there is a connection between alcohol and cancer and 1 in 10 do not know about the link.

Eurocare together with ECL will link their respective expertise in the fields of alcohol and cancer, with the aim of producing informative material.

This material will be distributed among ECL and Eurocare members widely.

This website commitment aligns with priority areas of the EU Alcohol Strategy, namely-
Inform, educate and raise awareness on the impact of harmful and hazardous alcohol consumption, and on appropriate consumption patterns'

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1424171422532-1703 Visita - Swedish Hospitality Industry (former Swedish Hotel & Restaurant Association, SHR)

Continued actions for responsible service of alcohol

1. Visita will continue it´s participation together with authorities in projects like STAD (Stockholm Prevents Alcohol and Drug Problems) in Stockholm and RUS (Restaurants Development Co-operation) in Gothenburg with the purpose to through education and research reduce alcohol-related harm and in particular service to under-age and intoxicated people.
2. Visita will promote education on responsible service of alcohol
3. Visita will in advicing members on matters concerning alcohol issues emphasize the importance of not serving under-age or intoxicated people.
4. Visita will thru advertising make it clear that Visita's members - according to law and Visita's Ethic rules - do not serve alcohol to under-age or intoxicated people.
5. Visita will market and sell the book ''Responsible handling of alcohol''.
6. According to the member-rules in Visita´s Ethic rules the members of Visita have to serve alcohol in a responsible way. Visita will - on different occasions - remind it´s members of the importance of this rule.
7. Visita will attend HOTREC and Alcohol Forum-meetings and inform it´s members of questions discussed and decisions taken there.
8. Visita will during HOTRECs meetings related to alcohol issues contribute to the exchange of information between the national associations in HOTREC on questions concerning reduction of alcohol-related harm.

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1423231646692-1702 HORECA Vlaanderen

Promotion of responsible use of alcohol - Action Plan 2015

1. Convenant concerning behaviour and publicity concerning alcohol drinks
Horeca Vlaanderen signed the new convenant in 2013 and promotes the implementation in the sector. Horeca Vlaanderen takes part in the consultation with the ministerial cabinet about the possible adaptation of the convenant.
2. Promotion of 'Quality Nights'
Horeca Vlaanderen promotes the 'Quality Nights' label and develops actions to convince as much as discotheques as possible to obtain the label.
3. Sensibilisation of horeca-entrepreneurs for a justified use of alcohol
Horeca Vlaanderen cooperates with the Belgian Institute for Safe Traffic for a Bob-campaign during the festive days at the end of the year and develops actions in cooperation with VAD (anti-alcohol association) to raise awareness for the laws on alcohol and minors.
4. Attention on alcohol use in training programs
Horeca Vlaanderen cooperates in the development of a training videao about responsible use of alcohol to be used in every training programs that includes alcohol.

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1423224325938-1701 European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC)

Promotion of the ETRC Self-Regulatory Code of Conduct for the Sales of Alcohol Products in Duty Free and Travel Retail

ETRC fully supports the objective of the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF) to reduce alcohol-related harm by promoting responsible retailing of alcohol products. To this end, ETRC tabled in 2012 its commitment to the EAHF by launching its first Self-Regulatory Code of Conduct for the Sale of Alcohol Products in Duty Free and Travel Retail (hereafter the Code) to set out best practices for the sale, promotion and marketing of alcohol for our unique retail channel.

The Code is designed to be consistent and complementary to other existing codes and policies, while reflecting the unique conditions of this distinct, transparent and highly regulated retail environment in particular where these conditions differ from those of the domestic market.

The Code seeks to address in a holistic manner, all the aspects of duty free and travel retail alcohol sales from commercial communications to labelling, staff training and conduct as well as sampling.

Capitalizing on the success of its previous commitment, during which ETRC actively promoted the adoption of the Code by the full spectrum of relevant industry players, ETRC will continue promoting with its members the implementation and compliance with the Code. Relevant members include direct members active in the retailing of alcohol, e.g. retailers and alcohol producers. ETRC National Associations are also encouraged to endorse the Code and promote it with their own members.

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1422700439331-1700 Royal College of Physicians, London

Evidence base for effective policy-making

To contribute to a better understanding of the existing evidence base as well as highlighting new evidence to support and improve measures to tackle alcohol health harm.

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1422629689209-1699 The Scotch Whisky Association

The Scotch Whisky Action Fund: Tackling alcohol-related harm

To share with the Forum the learning obtained from the establishment of a new Fund to tackle alcohol-related harm. The aim of the Fund is to invest in groups and organisations that aim to reduce the impact of alcohol-related harm in Scotland's communities. It aims to identify innovative/ pilot projects that can contribute to reducing alcohol-related harm as well as supporting projects that are seeking to consolidate and build on emerging, successful practice.

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1422609987783-1698 European Public Health Alliance

Maintaining a public health approach in EU action on marketing, labeling and packaging of alcohol

EPHA will ensure the exchange of information in the following ways:

1. EPHA will provide its members with a monthly update on alcohol policy that will be presented at the EPHA Policy Coordination Meeting. Written updates are distributed at the meeting and made available to members at our website.

2. EPHA will organise alcohol working groups linked to the meetings of the Alcohol Forum. The working groups establish a formal space for an exchange of information and a discussion of key NGO priorities on alcohol. The working groups are minuted and a list of action points is distributed to all EPHA and EUROCARE members working on alcohol-related issues.

3. EPHA and Eurocare jointly will host two health determinants special interest group meetings per year. The special interest group brings together those members working on health determinants and alcohol policy is a permanent agenda point.

4. EPHA will continue to use its alcohol mailing list to contact members with news, information on events, or consultation on internal EPHA policy decisions.

5. EPHA will publish all documents prepared by the Secretariat in members' only section of the monthly EPHA newsletter. Other relevant news items relating to alcohol will be made publicly available on the website and in the newsletter.

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1422539263581-1697 Diageo

Raising the collective DRINKiQ

Diageo reaffirms its effort to promote information and education on responsible drinking with a completely revised edition of its DRINKiQ program.
DRINKiQ is firstly a training curriculum offering information on the important factors about drinking, including: how long it takes to metabolize a drink, differences between men and women, government guidelines, standard pours, tips on hosting responsibly etc. Diageo runs regular training sessions for employees globally and provides materials and trainers to external organizations; a train-the-trainer capability is also offered. Attendees are encouraged to share what they learn with friends and colleagues.
The materials as well as the measurement and evaluation tool are developed with the support of an expert panel of external consultants. The trainings will be monitored and evaluated to gather insights on their effectiveness.
DRINKiQ.com is a multi-lingual platform designed to disseminate the responsible drinking message. It includes scientific information on alcohol, how to enjoy it as part of a healthy lifestyle as well as the risks of alcohol misuse. It also provides resources, tools and best practices for a wide variety of stakeholders. Finally, Know Your Diageo Drink provides calorie and nutrient information for the Diageo brands.
The website will be re-built and updated in line with the latest DRINKiQ training materials, and will include relevant information from the Global Alcohol Producer's Commitments Consumer Information Website on Responsible Drinking. It will be mobile-friendly and will provide a variety of downloadable tools and resources for consumers. After launch, the website will be widely promoted.

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