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Submission number 1430726514673-1717
Submission date 2015-05-04 10:11:23
Owner of the commitment Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)
Title of the commitment Mobilising the Medical Profession
Commitment summary CPME calls for the active participation of its membership in combating alcohol-related harm with the help of the following measures:
Activity (1): CPME members are called upon to undertake a lobbying exercise at national level to campaign for controls over the advertising of alcohol products with a specific emphasis on its effects on children and young people. At least 14 CPME members will undertake such an exercise during the commitment's lifetime. The CPME secretariat will provide the terms of reference of such a lobbying exercise.
Activity (2): CPME encourages its members to carry out information and awareness raising campaigns among doctors for early detection of patients' excessive drinking with a special focus on promoting the prevention of alcohol-related problems at the workplace. At least 14 CPME members will undertake such an exercise during the commitment's lifetime. The CPME Secretariat will provide the terms of reference of such campaigns.
CPME commits to call on all its members (NMAs) to undertake concrete and verifiable actions in these fields, to assess these actions and to report to the Forum. To this end, the CPME Secretariat will:
- provide its members with terms of reference for lobbying action.
- provide assistance and background information to members on request, as well as general follow-up.
- will collect information on actions taken by members and formulate them in a report.
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Contact Point

Contact name Sarada Das
Organisation Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)
Title/Position Senior Policy Adviser
Rue Guimard 15
1040 Brussels
Tel 0032 (0)2 732 72 02
Fax 0032 (0)2 732 73 44
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Information about the commitment

Background to the commitment (if any) This commitment extends the duration CPME committment 1317218555452-1436.
Priority areas
  • Better cooperation / actions on responsible commercial communication and sales
  • Develop information and education programmes on the effect of harmful drinking
Start date Mar-2014
End date Mar-2016
Member states
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Other
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
Type of commitment activities (principal) Other : Advocacy activity
Type of commitment activities (secondary)

Information on monitoring

Objectives The commitment's objectives are as follows
- Activity (1): to call on CPME members to raise awareness and encourage policy action in the Member States, by utilising the National Medical Associations' import and network at national level, to encourage action by policy-makers.
- Activity (2): to encourage and facilitate National Medical Associations' information dissemination on the topic to their members, to improve the medical profession's awareness of the topic and possible interventions and to encourage the exchange of best practice.
Relevance (i.e. how will the commitment contribute to achieving the aim of the Forum ?) - Activity (1) is directly relevant to the priority theme 'protect young people, children and the unborn
- Activity (2) aims directly at achieving the Forum Charter's priority theme prevent alcohol-related
harm among adults and reduce the negative impact on the workplace'.
CPME has underlined the relevance of both priority themes in a medical context in its policy
'Comments of the Standing Committee of European Doctors regarding the communication on an
EU strategy to support Member States in reducing alcohol related harm', adopted on 16 June
2007 (see above). The CPME commitment will not only encourage action relating to the specific
activities, but also maintain the topic of alcohol-related harm on the agendas of the National
Medical Associations, as well as acting as a reference point for action at national level. Parallel
action in several Member States can optimising the effect of the message.
- Ad Activity (1): The first feedback collected from a CPME member (please find the details below)
shows that the commitment's objectives are achievable and relevant to encouraging action on
the priority themes identified in the strategy.
- Ad Activity (2): The Scientific Opinion of the Science Group of the European Alcohol and Health Forum: Alcohol, Work and Productivity published in September 2011 showcases the impact of alcohol in the workplace and the interventions and regulations in place to address the problem.
This delivers additional evidence base to the importance of the topic and shall be taken into
account in the implementation of the commitment.

Input indicators

Number of people involved 3
Time spent (Man/hours) TBC
Cost (please indicate in €) N/A

Information on monitoring

Number of people reached
Number of people in the target group reached
Number of participants in different activities
Web site visitors
Number of products
Number of pamphlets/adverts
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Outcome and impact

Short term TBC
Medium Term TBC
Long Term TBC

Evaluation details

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