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.
On the 10th September in the European Parliament (Brussels) public health experts called on the European Commission to make changes to alcohol labelling legislation and allow consumers to make truly informed choices.
On the 5th of September, Eurocare and SHAAP together with EPHA and BMA organised "Scotland the Brave! - Alcohol Policy in Scotland". The event gave the opportunity to hear why Scotland introduced this measure, including the opinions of health and trade experts who support the measure. Scotland is one of the first countries to introduce the groundbreaking measure, which has stimulated much debate.
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.
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
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.
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)
Seminar Hosted by MEP: Alyn Smith (Greens/EFA)
European Parliament, 17 March 2011
Co-organised by and Eurocare CRIOC
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.
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.
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.
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.