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In the run up to the forthcoming Commission Recommendation on Child Poverty and Well-being, and following the Social Protection Committee’s report on the issue, the current Presidency of the Council of the European Union prepared a set of draft Council Conclusions on the subject of "Preventing and tackling child poverty and social exclusion and promoting children’s well-being". This article outlines some of the key messages of the proposed text.
Draft Council Conclusions (...)
EPHA strongly believes that urban mobility policies have a considerable impact on the population’s health and that the current EU framework represents an opportunity to fight against the burden of chronic non-communicable diseases now and in the future. EPHA shared its concerns and suggestions for future improvement in its contribution to the Commission consultation on the implementation of the Action Plan on Urban Mobility.
While the European Commission Action Plan on Urban Mobility (...)
The European Parliament (EP) is currently working on a Draft Report on eliminating gender stereotypes in the EU. As the issue is in line with EPHA’s work on sexual and reproductive health and rights and marketing, we will follow the file’s progression. We will also keep our members regularly posted on the draft report’s latest developments. The next meeting of EPHA Working Group on Children’s Health (13 September 2012, 15:00 – 17:00 at EPHA’s office) and (...)
The European Parliament (EP) is currently working on a Draft Report on the sexualisation of girls. EPHA will closely follow the file’s progression as the issue is in line with EPHA’s work on children’s health, sexual and reproductive health, rights and marketing. We will keep our members regularly posted on the draft report’s latest developments. The file will be further discussed in the next meeting of EPHA Working Group on Children’s Health (13 September (...)
The European Commission is currently evaluating the European Alcohol Strategy to support Member States in reducing alcohol-related harm. Eurocare An EPHA member expert on alcohol-related issues, has published their recommendations on a future EU Alcohol Strategy, covering the period 2013-2020.
The recommendations are formulated around a number of priority areas:
regulation of marketing,
price and taxation,
consumer protection including consumer information,
public safety and harm (...)
The European Parliament (EP) is currently working on a Draft Report on the Protection of Minors in the Digital World. As the issue is in line with EPHA’s work on children’s health, marketing, and advertising, we closely follow the file’s progression as we keep our members regularly posted on the draft report’s latest developments. The next meeting of EPHA Working Group on Children’s Health will take place this 13 September 2012 (15:00 – 17:00 at (...)
The Russian Federation has just passed a bill banning alcohol advertising on a broad range of platforms. The public health community strongly welcomes the move.
In an attempt to curb Russia’s chronic alcohol abuse problems (the country has double the WHO critical level of use) the State Duma, Russia’s lower house, passed in mid-July a bill restricting alcohol advertising on a wide range of platforms. This measure will be implemented in a two-fold process:
Since 23rd July 2012 (...)
Brussels, July 19 - In a shocking move, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has just signed, until 2020, a sponsorship agreement with Coca-Cola, McDonalds and the confectionery company Cadbury. A poorly-judged decision if the IOC is to stand up for its Olympic philosophy of life: “exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind.”(1)
Practising and enjoying sports and physical activity help protect against numerous and serious chronic (...)
As a follow-up to the Human Rights Council resolution 19/37 on the rights of the child, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), a United Nations agency, is preparing, in close co-operation with civil society, a report on the rights of children to the highest attainable standards of health. The paper will be presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council at its twenty-second session to inform the annual day of discussion on children’s rights.
In a letter (...)