2020 Events

2020 is a special year as all events will be held online. No personal meetings due to COVID 19. Within the AWARH, the aim is to facilitate discussions around the overwhelming burden of alcohol-related harm in Europe, propose possible solutions to the problem, and be a catalyst for debate at European and national levels.

Webinars

Alcohol and Cancer (Webinar)

November 16th, 2020 @ 15:00 (CET) – CLOSED

The focus in this event will be the links between alcohol and cancer and the forthcoming Europe Beating Cancer Plan. In conjunction with this event, WHO Europe is also launching its new factsheet for policy makers, Alcohol and Cancer in the WHO European Region.

Programme

15:00  Welcome and introductions

  • Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President

15:10  Alcohol and Cancer

  • Nino Berdzuli, Director, WHO Regional Office Europe, World Health Organization

15:20  The impact of Alcohol drinking to the burden of Cancer in WHO European Region

  • Isabelle Soerjomataram, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

15:30 WHO’s new Alcohol and Cancer factsheet: Appeal for better prevention

  • Carina Ferreira-Borges, European Office for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, WHO Regional Office for Europe

15:40. How many cancers can we prevent when increasing alcohol excise tax?

  • Jürgen Rehm, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research & Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada

15:50  Alcohol and Digestive Cancer – a need for action

  • Marcus Peck, United European Gastroenterology (UEG)

16:00. Alcohol and liver cancer – need for action

  • Alejandro Forner, European Association for the study of the liver

16:10  Conclusions

  • Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President

16:15 Finish

 

Alcohol and Covid-19 (Webinar)

November 17th, 2020 @ 15:00 (CET) – CLOSED

Programme

15:00  Welcome and introductions

  • Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President

15:10  Alcohol and COVID-19

  • Carina Ferreira-Borges, European Office for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, WHO Regional Office for Europe

15.20  What do we know about alcohol and COVID-19 in the WHO European Region so far?
First results of a pan-European survey initiative and the need for better surveillance

  • Jürgen Rehm, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research & Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada

15:30  Alcohol and post-COVID-19 era: preparedness and readiness for a renewed prevention

  • Emanuele Scafato, EUFAS, ISS, SIA

15:40  Alcohol and COVID-19 and harms to the liver

  • Nick Sheron, EASL

15:50  State actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • Belgium – Mathieu Capouet
  • Estonia – Triinu That
  • Scotland – Graeme Callender

16:05. Questions and Conclusions

  • Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President

16:15 Finish

 

Alcohol and Health Policies in Europe and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (Webinar)

November 18th, 2020 @ 15:00 (CET) – CLOSED

The focus in this event is on how evidence-based alcohol policies can contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Europe. In conjunction with this event, WHO Europe is also launching its new factsheet for policy makers, Alcohol consumption and sustainable development and there will also be a presentation of a new Special Issue Alcohol Control Policy and Health in Europe of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Programme

15:00  Welcome and introductions

  • Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President

15:10  WHO European Region: Alcohol consumption and sustainable development

  • Carina Ferreira-Borges, European Office for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, WHO Regional Office for Europe

15:30  Alcohol Control Policy and Health in Europe (A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)

  • Jürgen Rehm & Toni Gual, Guest Editors

15:45  Call for action

  • Marko Korenjak, ELPA President

Alcohol and pancreatic cancer: what is at stake?

  • Matthias Lohr, UEG

16:00  Questions and Conclusions

  • Tiziana Codenotti, Eurocare President

16:15  Finish

 

Alcohol Policy Network in Europe (APN)

Virtual Symposium 2020

November 19th, 2020 – 9:00-15:30 (CET)

Session 1 to 3
9:00 – 12:45

Session 4
14:00 – 15:30

Topics

  1. recent developments in selected countries and internationally
  2. the role of the industry in alcohol policy making,
  3. the role of the health and social welfare sector,
  4. the role of the media
  5. Covid-19 and alcohol,
  6. and the way forward for APN.

Preliminary program

Registration is required to join the meeting: Go to registration

 

2017 Events

Forthcoming Events

European Parliament Event

Lunch Debate on “Alcohol and Cancer”

hosted by Biljana Borzan MEP

23rd November 2017, 12:00 – 14:30 CET

Room: Paul-Henri Spaak – P1C047

Updated Nov. 19th, 2017

Closed Breakfast meeting for Health Attachés

24th November 2017

Hosted by the Estonian Health Attaché

Events endorsed by AWARH

Conference: Gammel årgang – nye vaner

23rd November, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Thon konferansesenter, Universitetsgaten 26, Oslo

Presentations

UEG EU Affairs

Thierry Pochon,
E. Herriot Hospital, Lyon, F

Alcohol and Digestive Cancers

World Health Organization

Marilyn Cortex, PhD,

Alcohol and Cancer

The European Commission’s Science and Knowledge Service

Ana Sarasa Remedo,

Alcohol and Cancer

2016 Events

Forthcoming Events

7th European Alcohol Policy Conference

21st – 23rd November
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Closed Breakfast meeting for Health Attachés

25th November
Hosted by the Malta and Norway Health Attachés

Events endorsed by AWARH

European Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm

21st – 25th November
Ireland

2015 Events

Event on Alcohol Policy at the European Parliament
17th November 2015, Brussels, Belgium

“Alcohol – Why is it a big thing?”

The 3rd Awareness Week on Alcohol-Related Harm (AWARH) will be held on 16 – 20 November 2015 in Brussels. The aim of AWARH is to increase awareness of the need to address alcohol-related harm in Europe, and highlight the need to address it through an integrated approach to alcohol policy. Within the AWARH, this event at the European Parliament aims at discussing and demonstrating the overwhelming burden of alcohol-related harm in Europe, propose possible solutions to the problem and be a catalyst for debate at European and national levels.

– Event hosted by Jytte Guteland and Cristian Busoi MEPs
– Time: 12.00 – 14:00
– Venue: European Parliament, Brussels
– Room: Paul Henri Spaak (P7C50)

R.S.V.P: aleksandra.kaczmarek@easloffice.eu

When registering please send the following information: First name, Last name, Organisation, Position, Email address, Date of Birth, Nationality, Number of identification document, Type of identification document.

Programme

11:30 Registration
12:00 Welcome and introduction

Jytte Guteland MEP and Cristian Busoi MEP

12:15 Key note speech

Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy (TBC)

12:30 Question/Answer
12:40 Innovative alcohol policy in Estonia

Minister of Social Protection Margus Tsahkna

13:00 Question/Answer
13:10 Economics of alcohol policy

Michele Cecchini, OECD

13:30 Questions/Answer
13:40 Alcohol and the Brain

Professor Dom Geert, European Brain Council

14:00 Conclusions by Jytte Guteland MEP

2014 Events

Breakfast meeting, 25th November 2014, Strasbourg

A breakfast meeting will be held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 25th November 2014.

The event is titled “The EU Alcohol Strategy: Act Now!”. Hosted by Cristian Busoi and Nessa Childers MEPs, the aim of the meeting is to discuss and explore possibilities to urgently address the need to reduce alcohol-related harm at the EU level.

A milestone in this direction would be renewal of the Alcohol Strategy. The agenda can be found here. For further information or to RSVP to attend this event, please contact patricia@elpa-info.org

AWARH Meeting, 25th November 2014, Latvia

AWARH meeting at the Latvian Medical Association, Skolas street 3, Riga LV–1010, Latvia, 25 November 2014.

The agenda can be found here.

Breakfast meeting, 28th November 2014, Brussels

A closed breakfast meeting for the Health Attaches, hosted by the Latvian Permanent Representation, will be held in Brussels on 28th November.

Conference, 27-28 November 2014, Brussels

The 6th European Alcohol Policy Conference, will be held in Brussels, 27 – 28 November 2014
with the theme “Alcohol in All Policies – ACT NOW!”.
Further information is available on the conference website: www.6EAPC.eu