The European Alcohol Policy Alliance, Eurocare, invites you to an event on the future of EU Alcohol Strategy, organised in cooperation with Eurohealthnet, European Transport Safety Council, European Council Leagues and kindly hosted by Anna Hedh MEP (S&D, Sweden).

Date: 27th June Time: 9h00 till 12h00

Place: European Parliament, Brussels

- Register for the event here

The current EU Alcohol Strategy is coming to an end in 2012. However Europe is still the world’s heaviest drinking region. Alcohol is the world’s number one risk factor for ill-health and premature death amongst the 25 – 59 year old age group, a core of the working age population. Alcohol is an economic commodity that crosses borders and several elements related to alcohol policy must be solved at the European level. This event will build on the Call for Action from 88 health and social NGOs from across Europe and will be an opportunity to address the issue in the European Parliament to ensure continuation of the efforts to tackle alcohol related harm.

Alcohol harms you, others and the society - why does Europe need an alcohol strategy? Draft programme available here.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Eurocare at

Last modified on June 1 2012.