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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

To this aim, Eurocare:

  • Fosters cooperation among member organisations
  • Monitors all EU policy developments that have an impact on national alcohol policies
  • Engages in dialogue with decision makers
  • Seeks collaboration with non- governmental organisations sharing Eurocare's concerns
  • Carries out advocacy campaigns
  • Responds to consultations and developments through letters and position papers
  • Facilitates the collection, collation, analysis, dissemination and utilization of data on alcohol consumption and related harm within the EU and other Member States
  • Publishes reports on selected topics
  • Organizes meetings and conferences to promote and facilitate exchange of information, experience and good practice
  • Provides information and analysis through a website and a regular newsletter