2013, May - Brussels: Awareness Week on Alcohol-Related Harm

A group of organisations came together to raise awareness among EU policy makers of alcohol-related harms by initiating the first European Awareness Week on Alcohol-Related Harm (AWARH’13), that was held from 13 to 17 May 2013. The AWARH’13, which had the participation and contribution of several AMPHORA researchers, aims to highlight the negative effects of alcohol and call for greater action to address the problems it can cause.

Throughout the Week, several events and actions were organised to encourage policy-makers and citizens to state their commitment to tackle alcohol-related harm and show support to address one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Europe.
On 15 May, Nessa Childers MEP (S&D, Ireland) hosted a policy event in the European Parliament entitled ‘Time for action: The need for an integrated EU alcohol strategy’ (agenda available here). This event, at which the AMPHORA project results were presented, explored how EU policies can continue to tackle alcohol-related harm and saw the launch of the ‘Conclusions of the EU Roundtable on an Integrated Approach to Alcohol Related Harm‘.
Professor Peter Anderson and Dr. Antoni Gual, leaders of AMPHORA Project discuss why they support the first Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm.
Professor Peter Anderson - Universities of Maastricht and Newcastle 
Dr. Antoni Gual - Hospital Clínic de Barcelona


  • Download press release on AMPHORA participation in AWARH'13 here.
  • Download the press release, agendas for the events and other materials of AWARH'13 here
  • Sign the electronic commitement to tackle alcohol-related harm in Europe here


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