Co-financed under the European Public Health Programme
Part of the Building Capacity project, which has received funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Public Health Programme.
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Aims of the project
- Establish a network of regions active in the field of preventing alcohol-related harm
- Support regions in improving their policies for the prevention of alcohol-related harm
- Catalogue best practice in preventing alcoohol-related harm
- traffic (drink driving)
- children & young people
- pregnancy & nursing
- early identification & brief intervention in primary healthcare
Summary of project activities
- Create a network of regions working for the prevention of alcohol-related harm. This network includes regional politicians and officers, experts and NGOs active in this area, in order to achieve a coordinated and rounded approach.
- The aim of this project is to raise awareness about the potential harm of alcohol and to help regions to evaluate and improve their policies and the implementation of these policies.
- Holding biannual peer reviews on four specific aspects in this policy field, where the partner regions evaluate each other’s policies and how these policies are implemented.
- Publication of a report at the end of the project outlining best practice and making proposals on how policies in this area could be improved.
- Special focus will be placed on policies addressed to young people and we will cooperate with the AER Youth Team. The main task of the Youth Team will be to evaluate communication policies on preventing alcohol-related harm which target young people. They will formulate a leaflet published with the project’s funding which will address young people on the potential harm of alcohol.
AER’s role in the project
The AER is partner to the project “Building Capacity: Implementing Coordinated Alcohol Policy Across Europe”, which is co-financed under the European Public Health Programme.
Between 2007 and 2010, AER organised a series of peer reviews each focusing on a specific aspect of regional policy to prevent alcohol related-harm.
First Peer review on “Traffic”
24 October 2007, Azores (PT)
Argeș (RO) – Alcohol Consumption, A Cause of Road Accidents
Jämtland (S), The Jämtland Model’ for reducing drunk driving
Veneto (I), Strategies to prevent ALCOHOL ABUSE in a decentralized nation
Østfold (N), ‘Safely home for 50 kroner’
Västra Götaland (S), Health Adventure Oasen
Second Peer review on “Alcohol availability”
4 June 2008, Umeå (Västerbotten, S)
Questionnaire for partner regions
Regional Methods – Input Form
“Alcohol-Related Harm Situation in the Region of Fejér (H)” Antal Lajos
“Responsible Beverage Service” Karin Mernelius
“Alcohol and Traffic” Karin Mernelius
“Responsible Beverage Service” Swedish National Institute of Public Health
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