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Previous Eurocare Events

Eurocare has been responsible for a number of events, and in this section you will find reports and presentations from our past events.

Alcohol policies at the workplace: investment with high return, 22nd November 2013, Brussels, EESC

Risky and heavy drinking can incur costs at the workplace through increased absenteeism and reduced productivity on the job, damaging relationships between employees, affecting staff morale, and leading to accidents and injuries at work.

Protecting the Unborn Baby from Alcohol, 17 September 2013, European Parliament, Brussels

Eurocare has held a successful event in the European Parliament on Tuesday 17th September.

The event was kindly hosted by MEPs Vincas Paleckis and Radvile Morkunaite-Mikuleniene from Lithuania. Eurocare was honoured by the presence and presentation of Lithuanian Vice- Minister for Health- Gediminas Cerniauskas. They keynote speech was delivered by the Commissioner for Health Tonio Borg.

Effective Environmental Strategies for the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse among Adolescents in Europe, 25 February 2013, Brussels

This was the final conference of the EC funded project Effective Environmental Strategies for the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse among Adolescents in Europe (AAA-Prevent).

During this three year project, a team of researchers studied the use of alcohol among European adolescents. The team identified risk factors that influence alcohol use in adolescence and confronted them with different possible effective strategies for the prevention of alcohol abuse among adolescents that had been implemented in different European countries.

Protecting the unborn baby from alcohol, 7 September 2011, European Parliament, Brussels

Under the patronage of Prof Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament

Key note speakers: John Dalli, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection and Adam Fronczak, Ministry for Health, Poland

Hosted by MEP: Elzbieta Lukacijewska (EPP, Poland)

Organisers: PARPA (Polish State Agency for Prevention of Alcohol-Related Problems) and Eurocare

Under the Influence: Protecting teens from the impact of alcohol marketing, 21 June 2011, European Parliament (Brussels)

Hosted by MEPs: Anna Hedh (S&D) and Marian Harkin (ALDE)

Organisers: Eurocare and STAP (Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy)

What is not on the bottle: Alcohol Labelling Policies to protect young people. 17 March 2011

Seminar Hosted by MEP: Alyn Smith (Greens/EFA)
European Parliament, 17 March 2011

Co-organised by and Eurocare CRIOC

The Social Cost of Alcohol: Passive drinking, 2 February 2010

Over 120 people attended the Lunch Seminar organised by Eurocare in the European Parliament to discuss the harm to others as "The Cost of Alcohol: Passive drinking" on Tuesday 2nd February 2010.

Eurocare's Alcohol and Pregnancy Conference, 9th September 2009, European Parliament, Brussels

Over 100 people attended the Conference Eurocare held in the European Parliament to mark the ”International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day” on Wednesday 9th September 2009.

16/09/2008

Eurocare holds successful Evening Reception on ‘Alcohol and Pregnancy' in European Parliament

Over 50 people attended the Eurocare Evening Reception in the European Parliament, marking ”International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day” on Tuesday 9th September 2008.

Hosted by MEPs Ms Mairead McGuinness (EPP, IE) and Ms Catherine Stihler (PSE, UK), the reception was attended by a number of MEPs including Jules Maaten (ALDE, NL), Glenis Willmott (PSE, UK), Mary Lou McDonald (GUE, IE) among others.

The reception was also attended by a number of Eurocare member organisations as well as representatives of NGOs supporting the Eurocare "Alcohol and Pregnancy" campaign (European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), Confederation of Family Organisations (COFACE), Mental Health Europe, and the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME).

The reception was a unique opportunity to learn more about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and discuss the different policy options to curb its incidence, notably, the labelling of alcoholic beverages.

04/09/2007

Lunch meeting on FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) European Parliament - Strasbourg. 4 September 2007

To mark the International FASD Day (9 September) Eurocare organised, together with Dutch MEPs, Mr. Jules Maaten (ALDE) and Ms Dorette Corbey (PSE), a lunch meeting at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the 4th of September.

The aim of the meeting was to raise awareness among MEPs of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) as well as different policy options to curb its incidence

The speakers included:

  • Dr Kieran O'Malley, a Doctor and a Psychiatrist from Ireland who has worked with FASD patients for 17 years and has researched and published extensively on FASD. View presentation
  • Dr Nicolaas van der Lely, a paediatrician from the Netherlands who last year launched a multidisciplinary alcohol outpatient clinic for children with problems related to alcohol use.