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About Us

Eurocare (The European Alcohol Policy Alliance) is a network of some 57 public health organisations working on the prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm across 25 countries in Europe.

Eurocare is the only major European network that focuses on alcohol policy issues.

Eurocare is a member of the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA), the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and participates in both the European Commission's Health Policy Forum and the European Alcohol and Health Forum.

Join Eurocare

Should your organisation be interested in applying for membership, please download here the application form and declaration of interest.

Individual members can also apply.

To find out more about Eurocare's values as well as about membership criteria and benefits, you can consult our Charter and our membership information brief.

Who we are

Eurocare is an alliance of non-governmental public health and social organisations working on the prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe.

Eurocare was formed in 1990 by 9 organisations concerned with the impact of the European Union on Alcohol Policy in Member States. It now has around 57 member organisations across 25 countries in Europe, most of which are national or supranational umbrella organisations.

Eurocare is not affiliated and does not receive any funding from the alcohol industry or any of its social aspect organisations.

Eurocare is registered in the European Transparency Register under number: 01546986656-22

What we do

Eurocare has a Secretariat in Brussels, which acts as the central contact point for member organisations as well as other bodies concerned with alcohol related issues, including national and international press.

Eurocare's overall goal is to:

  • Raise awareness among European, national and regional decision makers of the harms caused by alcohol (social, health and economic burden) ensuring that these are taken into consideration in all relevant EU policy discussions
  • Promote the development and implementation of evidence-based policies aimed at effectively preventing and reducing this burden

Governance

Eurocare is democratically structured to involve member organisations in as many aspects of our work as possible. It is governed by a General Assembly, which is composed of representatives from its membership.

The General Assembly meets yearly and furthers communication and co-operation among the members by bringing them together to discuss issues of common concern. It appoints the Board in order to make decisions regarding the orientations, aims and strategies of Eurocare.

Eurocare Statutes

Membership

Eurocare has 57 member organisations in 25 European countries.

Our Member organisations are involved in research and advocacy, as well as in the provision of counselling services and residential support for problem drinkers, the provision of workplace and school based programmes and the provision of information to the public.

Eurocare Secretariat

Eurocare has a Secretariat in Brussels, which acts as the central contact point for member organisations as well as other bodies concerned with alcohol related issues, including national and international press.

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