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Eurocare Publications

What's not on the bottle? Eurocare reflections on alcohol labelling

November 2014. In this paper Eurocare has compiled the key elements of how a comprehensive labelling in the EU should look like. This paper provides a useful brief background of the state of play of alcohol labelling in the EU, from the public health perspective.

What is in your bottle? Alcohol Ingredients Labelling (Dec 13)

Eurocare considers that labelling should be part of comprehensive strategy to provide information and educate consumers about alcohol and should be part of integrated policies and programmes to reduce the harm done by alcohol.
Consumers have the right to know the ingredients contained in alcoholic beverages they drink.
Eurocare would like to call on the European decision and policy makers to work towards prompt inclusion of a list of ingredients, nutritional information (kcal) and health information on the labels

Second Library of Health Warning Labels

December 2012

It is Eurocare’s wish that this proposal will serve as a starting point for much needed discussion around labelling of alcoholic beverages in the European Union (EU).

Report from Eurocare Marketing Snapshots

Published in 2012. Eurocare did a mapping exercise on alcohol marketing and asked people to report on the exposure one specific day.

Reducing and preventing alcohol related harm - a shared responsibility

Published in 2010. The World Health Organization, Europe kindly offered the European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) to organize a workshop on ― Preventing and reducing alcohol related harm – a shared responsibility and this report includes presentations from that workshop as well as some background for further debate.

Eurocare report on Alcohol Market Trends

April 2009.

Alcohol trends – markets and innovations This report has been prepared by Anders Ulstein (member of the Board) on behalf of Eurocare using the Business Insights 2008/9 reports.

Preliminary library of alcohol health information and warning labels

Published in 2009. In this document, you will find a number of sample labels developed by Eurocare (in cooperation with design company) that can be used as a basis for a more elaborate library. It is our hope that this initial proposal will serve as a starting point for a much needed discussion

The Beverage Alcohol Industry's Social Aspects Organisations - A Public Health Warning

A report by Dr Peter Anderson, Public Health Consultant to Eurocare (March 2003)

Marketing Alcohol to Young People

A brochure produced and presented at the WHO Ministerial Conference on Young People and Alcohol in Stockholm from 19-21 February 2001.

Alcohol Problems in the Family

Published in 1998. A joint project of EUROCARE and COFACE (Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union).

Counterbalancing the Drinks Industry

May 1995. A summary of the Eurocare report to the European Union on Alcohol Policy.

Medical Education in Alcohol and Alcohol Problems

An important study of under- and post graduate medical training in alcohol problems. Commissioned by Merck Lipha S.A. in France, and published by Eurocare.

Alcohol Projects Database

This database brings together projects, publications, as well as selected websites in the field of tackling alcohol related harm. It enables users to easily access accumulated knowledge and information, directly and indirectly related to alcohol policy.

The database has received funding from the European Union in the framework of the Health Programme

Country Profiles

Click on the country of your choice to learn more about the alcohol policy and statistics in that country.

Database of alcohol regulations

The Ministry of Health in Switzerland has developed a new database of alcohol policy regulations around Europe.

The database aims to provide an overview of alcohol policy regulations in selected European countries and to enable cross-country comparisons. It features only those measures drawn from the national legislation. By clicking on a country, a list of its alcohol regulations will appear. Clicking on a specific indicator makes it possible to compare regulations across countries. An explanatory text appears when the mouse is moved over the selected indicator.

The database is available in three languages, including English.

Follow the link below to access the database: http://www.bag.admin.ch/themen/drogen/00039/10172/12019/index.html?lang=en