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Building Capacity

The Building Capacity project, with 31 country partners and 10 European organizations, will support the EC in its Communication on alcohol, helping to reduce the €125bn of social costs due to alcohol each year in the EU.

Background:

The Building Capacity project, with 31 country partners and 10 European organizations, will support the EC in its Communication on alcohol, helping to reduce the €125bn of social costs due to alcohol each year in the EU. The project aims to reduce inequalities between MS and promote the achievement of the Lisbon agenda for a viable productive Europe.

The project will build on the work of the previous EC co-financed project "Bridging the Gap", and will draw on the conclusions of other EC-co-financed projects in the fields of alcohol policy, including the PHEPA project on brief interventions in primary care, the ELSA project on monitoring and reviewing the marketing of alcohol products, and the "Pathways for Health" project reviewing and documenting good practice to reduce binge drinking, drinking and driving, and improved consumer information through labelling and health warnings. (hyperlinks to the other relevant project sections of the Eurocare Website)

Resources:

1.-Factsheets

Alcohol policy series: Advertising (pdf 333kb)

Alcohol policy series: Availability (pdf 412kb)

Alcohol policy series: Awareness (pdf 295kb)

Alcohol policy series: Counselling (pdf 331kb)

Alcohol policy series: Drink Driving (pdf 372kb)

Alcohol policy series: Health warnings (pdf 249kb)

Alcohol policy series: Infrastructures (pdf 432kb)

Alcohol policy series: Monitoring and evaluation (pdf 352kb)

Alcohol policy series: Price and Tax (pdf 445kb)

Alcohol policy series: Sponsorship (pdf 294kb)

Alcohol: Cancer (pdf 297kb)

Alcohol: Cost benefit analysis of alcohol policy (pdf 785kb)

Alcohol: Drinking environments (pdf 435kb)

Alcohol: Education (pdf 239kb)

Alcohol: Financial crisis (pdf 888kb)

Alcohol: Global health (pdf 988kb)

Alcohol: Health care advice (pdf 408kb)

Alcohol: Injuries (pdf 619kb)

Alcohol: Labelling (pdf 294kb)

Alcohol: Marketing and Young People (pdf 263kb)

Alcohol: Older people (pdf 372kb)

Alcohol: Pregnancy (pdf 434kb)

Alcohol: Price (pdf 346kb)

Alcohol: Workplace (pdf 372kb)

2.-Advocacy course

3.- Papers

  • September 2010 - A report for the Building Capacity Project - Economic and Health Impact assessment (wp6)
    Download (pdf 435kb)

  • 30 August 2010 - A report for the Building Capacity Project - AER Final Technical Report (wp8) – Supporting regional alcohol policy development
    Prepared by Assemby of European Regions
    Download (pdf 97kb)

  • July 2010 - A report for the Building Capacity Project - Local and municipal alcohol policy by means of community based interventions (wp9)
    Prepared by Wim van Dalen, STAP, Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy
    Download (pdf 592kb), also supporting documents:

  • Literature report - “Effective municipal and community alcohol prevention strategies across the world”; STAP; 2008
    Download (pdf 144kb)

  • Manual - “Creating local alcohol policy; how to develop a integrated local alcohol policy in Europe”; STAP; 2010
    Download (pdf 1.1mb)

  • June 2010 - A report for the Building Capacity Project - Reducing Alcohol Related Injuries
    Prepared by Peter Anderson on behalf of University of Primorska, Slovenia
    Download (pdf 1.3mb)
  • April 2008 - Barcelona Conference - Reducing Alcohol Related Injuries and Interpersonal Violence. Prepared by: Andrej Marusic and Alenka Tancic, Slovenia; Marta Manczuk, Poland
    Download (pdf 659kb)

4.-Policy Briefing Notes

These briefing notes describe which measures or strategies represent best use of society's resources - and by how much they can reduce the harmful consequences of alcohol use – to inform alcohol policy, planning and evaluation.

The estimates are made for 22 EU Member states. Due to incomplete data, it has not been possible to make estimates for Cyrpus, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta and Romania.

Download pdf version for all countries here.

Events:

RCP: Reducing the harm caused by alcohol:A co-ordinated European response. London, 13 November 2007

3rd European Alcohol Policy Conference. Barcelona, 3-5 april 2008

Project Meetings:

First Meeting of Alcohol Policy Network. Bled,Slovenia, 24-26 September 2007

Second Meeting of Alcohol Policy Network. Barcelona, Spain, 2 April 2008

Third Meeting. Stockholm, Sweden, 10-11 June