20 June 2024 News

Save the date: 26 June 2024 Annual General Meeting

We are happy to extend an invitation for our members to participate in Eurocare's Annual General Meeting. The AGM will serve as a precursor to an engaging high-level conference scheduled for the 27th and 28th of June. 

When?: 26th June, 09:30 – 17:30 CEST

Where?: Impact Hub - Slovenska cesta 56, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Register here


Remote Connection Details

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83942120395?pwd=PvUJS51B5TpgOUPg8oedxYsUvuZb1h.1

Meeting ID: 839 4212 0395

Passcode: 905492


In order to facilitate the discussion, please remember to:

    • Include in your Zoom username your full name as well as organization. Ex: Javiera Munoz - Eurocare
    • Open your camera so that we are able to see you.
    • Turn your microphone off when you are not speaking
    • Raise your virtual hand in case of any questions.
    • Reminder: Participation is exclusively for Eurocare members from 9:30 to 12:45. From 13:45 PM to 17:30, staff from other NGOs are welcome to join via the Zoom link.

 For members, please remember to: 

  • Provide the name and the email address of the person who will VOTE on behalf of your organisation by Monday, 24 June 23:59 CEST to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Be ready to hear from us on the 26th of June at 12.30pm CEST, when you will receive your unique voting link.

Preliminary Agenda* 

(as of 20 June 2024, could be subject to change)

*We kindly ask for your understanding that if your name is not yet listed as a speaker, it is not due to intentional oversight on our part, but rather because it takes some time to fully update the program on the website. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

Closed section of the AGM


  • Verification of regularity of meeting and appointment of chair of the meeting

Moderated by Peter Rice (Eurocare President)


  • Approval of the agenda

Moderated by Chair


  • Approval of the Minutes of the General Assembly 2023 

(some copies of the minutes will be available in the room)

Moderated by Chair


  • New Eurocare members
    • Presentation by new Eurocare members
    • Voting

Presented by Florence Berteletti (Eurocare Secretary General)

Moderated by Chair


  • Update from Chair of the Alcohol Labelling and Health Warning International Expert Group (ALHWIEG)
    • Presentation of ALHWIEGs work related to alcohol labelling and warnings, and the Codex Alimentarius

Presented by Nikhil Gokani, Chair of ALHWIEG

Amalie Brokhattingen (Research and Policy Officer, Eurocare)


  • Eurocare finances
    • Presentation and approval of the 2023 accounts
    • Approval of the L&S registered auditors for the 2023 account
    • Approval of the 2024 and 2025 budgets

Presented by Sheila Gilheany (Eurocare Treasurer)


Coffee break

Will be provided. It includes coffee, tea, light snacks and fruits. For those who completed the registration form, your dietary preferences and allergies have been accommodated.


  • Eurocare Board Election
    • Number of full members in the room
    • Number of proxies
    • Voting procedure and quorum
    • Presentations of Candidates
    • Vote


Presented by Chair


Lunch break

 Will be provided. Exact menu TBC. For those who completed the registration form, your dietary preferences and allergies have been accommodated.

Open AGM to non-Eurocare members


  • Presentations from Eurocare members – Debate and open microphone

Moderated by Chair


  • Panel discussion with Medical Societies (Eurocare members)
    • What challenges and opportunities do you encounter when advocating for alcohol policy within your medical societies?
    • How would you describe the level of difficulty in getting your advocacy efforts taken seriously?
    • Can you share how your medical society has successfully advocated for alcohol policy?
    • What specific strategies or approaches proved most effective?"
    • What role did Eurocare play in supporting your organisation’s efforts to advocate for alcohol policy?
    • Could you give examples of how Eurocare’s support was instrumental?
    • Could you suggest what Eurocare should/could do to help further?


Online - Past President of United European Gastroenterology (UEG) - Helena Cortez Pinto

Policy and Public Health Committee Member, EASL - Prof. Frank Murray 


  • Alcohol communication campaigns: Approaches, experiences And knowledge exchange 

Objectives of the session:

    • Get insights into DCS’s example of a national communication campaign aimed at reducing alcohol consumption (what is the background, what was considered and how was it developed)
    • What can we learn from national campaigns and framing of alcohol harm?
    • How can useful knowledge be shared between members to benefit their work on communication campaigns?; and how can Eurocare assist in this regard?

Q&A from AGM participants

Executive Project Manager, Danish Cancer Society - Peter Dalum


  • History of EU Alcohol and Health Forum and consequences on national alcohol forum and development of alcohol national plans (Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal) – What are the current best practices?
    • Objectives of the session:
    • Briefly go through the history of the EU Alcohol and Health Forum, alongside the reasons and implications of its discontinuation and attempts to renew it.
    • Identify which European countries have active national alcohol forums.
    • Showcase how Dutch NGOs have withdrawn from their national alcohol forums and provide arguments to assist Eurocare members in withdrawing from their respective National Alcohol Forums (or platform)
    • Develop and propose new mechanisms or enhance existing ones for discussing and implementing national alcohol plans, ensuring they are effective.

Q&A from AGM participants

Director of the Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP - Wim Van Dalen

Medical Doctor and Public Health Resident CATR - Francisca Pulido Valente

Online - Past President of United European Gastroenterology (UEG) - Helena Cortez Pinto

Technician & educator at Fundación Salud y Comunidad - Florencia Manns

Director of Univers Sante - Martin de Duve



  • European Parliament and Alcohol Policy
    • Ideas for the next EP – Intergroup on CDoH 
    • BECA Report (Emil Juslin)
    • NCD Report (Anamaria Suciu)
    • Objectives of the session:
    • Describe the context in which these initiatives came to life and what was the intention behind  
    • Describe the process, the role of the civil society and WHO
    • Demonstrate the similarities between the mechanisms of influence and outcomes of both reports
    • Discuss the outcome, the influence of vested commercial interests and what are the implications for the future
    • Explore avenues for fighting the commercial determinants of health and putting population measures back on the agenda

Q&A from AGM participants

European Policy Officer at IOGT-NTO - Emil Juslin 

Advocacy and Project Coordinator at Eurocare - Anamaria Suciu 

CEO - Alcohol Action Ireland & Eurocare Board Member - Sheila Gilheany 



Open Microphone with Eurocare members and AGM participants

Moderated by Chair


Any other business and closure of the meeting

Moderated by Chair