344 commitments

Submission number Informations Report Actions
1412255107117-1672 Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL)

Collaborative awareness raising on Alcohol Consumption and Cancer Control

Eurocare together with The Association of European Cancer Leagues wish to increase awareness about the link between drinking alcohol and risk of getting cancer. 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).

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 as widely as possible and will also support the cancer prevention and health promotion streams of Cancon, as well as the European Code against Cancer.

This 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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1412088810015-1671 European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

AWARH

EASL is partnering with several other forum members on the second Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm in Brussels. The week will run from 24-28 November 2014. More information will be uploaded when available.

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1408711659232-1670 EUROCARE

Minimum unit price on alcohol

Minimum pricing is a floor price' beneath which alcohol cannot be sold and is set based on the amount of pure alcohol in a product measured in units or grams so the more grams of pure alcohol in a bottle/can, the higher the price. The relationship between alcohol price, consumption and harm is the foundation on which the policy of minimum pricing is built.

Minimum pricing has been favoured by health advocates as an effective strategy to address the growing health crisis that has resulted from the increased affordability of alcoholic beverages in some countries where supermarkets and shops are using cut price alcohol to attract customers. Minimum pricing guarantees an effect on shelf price, it relates price to alcohol content, and it is simple to apply. Large retailers cannot simply absorb price increases as can happen with other pricing policies.

Eurocare will work towards increasing knowledge and understanding of the the positive effect MUP can have on health and strive to ensure a favorable opinion among Europe's decision makers, allowing Scotland to introduce this policy measure as quickly as possible.

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1408710687746-1669 EUROCARE

Increase awareness raising on the link between cancer and alcohol

Eurocare together with The Association of European Cancer Leagues wish to increase awareness about the link between drinking alcohol and risk of getting cancer. 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).

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 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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1408709540295-1668 EUROCARE

Labelling of alcoholic beverages

Today, consumers are virtually in the dark when it comes to assessing the difference in ingredients among beers, wine and spirits. Ingredient disclosures can help consumers gauge the quality of products and assist in making choices among them.

Eurocare believes all alcoholic beverages; including beer, wine and spirits should be required to state on their labels: their ingredients, any substances with allergenic effect, relevant nutrition information (e.g. energy value), and alcoholic strength, as well as include health / safety information. Such information would in our opinion enable consumers to make informed choices about their alcohol consumption.

Furthermore, these exemptions are also in contradiction to what is stipulated in the EU Alcohol Strategy "Citizens have the right to obtain relevant information on the health impact and in particular on the risks and consequences related to harmful and hazardous consumption of alcohol, and to obtain more detailed information on added ingredients that may be harmful to the health of certain groups of consumers".

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1408706400864-1667 EUROCARE

6 European Alcohol Policy Conference 27-28 November 2014

The 6 European Alcohol Policy Conference 27-28 November 2014 will be the sixth in a series of European alcohol policy conferences.

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.

The conference will aim at raising awareness among the key policy and decision makers (with a special focus on the newly elected Commission and Parliament) of the current burden of alcohol in Europe and the multiple health and social problems it creates. It will explore ways in which cost effective alcohol policies can contribute to creation of sustainable health system savings. In addition, this conference will consider the synergies between the current works undertaken by both the European Commission (EC), OECD and the World Health Organisation (WHO) with regards to chronic diseases and alcohol policy.

A significant number European umbrella organizationss working in areas that are relevant for the reduction of alcohol harm have their offices in Brussels. Having this conference in Brussels will be crucial in bringing these organizations closer to the work of Eurocare and further involved in alcohol policies.

The Conference conclusions will be submitted to the Italian and Latvian presidencies of the EU for them to be discussed at the meeting of the Council of Health Ministers.

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1408695053665-1666 NO EXCUSE SLOVENIA

What about .. NO.

Main aim of the commitment is training young people to become peer educators on topic of alcohol and give out workshops to young people in elementary schools across Slovenia. The workshops use the social normative approach, raising awareness among young people that drinking among their peers is not as prevalent as they may perceive it to be and aim to encourage young people to think about what influences their choices - ranging from parents and peers to media and the industry.

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1404392305917-1665 Comité Européen des Entreprises Vin (CEEV)

Wine in Moderation - Art de Vivre

Wine is integral to European life and culture and is enjoyed by millions around Europe and the world. While for the majority of consumers wine products represent a pleasurable beverage enjoyed in moderation and healthy lifestyle compatible, a minority misuse alcoholic beverages in ways that are damaging to themselves and that can harm others around them.
The "Wine in Moderation- Art de Vivre" programme (thereafter "WIM") represents the European wine sector's contribution to tackle this problems.
The Programme works to promote responsibility and moderation in consumption as a cultural / social norm, with a view to preventing and reducing alcohol abuse and related harm. Its goal is to mobilize the Wine sector to educate young people and adults, helping them to make responsible decisions about drinking, in cooperation with the competent authorities and other stakeholders. At the same time we want to preserve the cultural, environmental and economic place of wine in European society.
The Programme will be implemented by:
a.Disseminating a common "moderation" message using targeted communication materials for use with people of all ages and for both professionals and consumers.
b."Arts de vivre" (life-skills) education programmes targeted at industry and consumers to encourage cultural change and make moderation fashionable.
c.A Wine Information Council (WIC), which will share "best-practice" across the EU, made available all relevant scientific information on health, social and cultural aspects of wine drinking in Europe.
d.Promoting specific "Wine Communication Standards" (WCS) for commercial communications, building on existing national self-regulation codes.

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1402917778475-1664 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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1402904647989-1663 European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

Conference on Alcohol, health and policy

EASL co-sponsoring a European conference on alcohol and policy organised by the Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy in the Netherlands on 3 October 2014. The co-sponsorship tok the form of a financial commitment, supplying expert speakers on liver health and alcohol and endorsement of the conference, along with dissemination of the event and its findings on our various social media networks. The policy findings and recommendations arising out of this conference are being used to support EASL's advocacy work around alcohol, and complement the implementation of our treatment guidelines for patients with alcoholic liver disease that were adopted after a workshop in 2010 that formed another EASL commitment to the forum.

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