Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
The European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) is an alliance of non-governmental and public health organisations with around 55 member organisations across 24 European countries advocating the preve...
The European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) is an alliance of non-governmental and public health organisations with around 55 member organisations across 24 European countries advocating the prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm. Member organisations are involved in advocacy and research, as well as in the provision of information and training on alcohol issues and the service for people whose lives are affected by alcohol problems.
The mission of Eurocare is to promote policies to prevent and reduce alcohol related harm. The message, in regard to alcohol consumption is "less is better".
Eurocare’s vision is a Europe where alcohol related harm is no longer one of the leading risk factors for ill-health and pre-mature death. A Europe where innocents no longer suffer from the drinking of others and where the European Union (EU) and its Member States(MS)recognise harm done by alcohol and apply effective and comprehensive policies to tackle it. Eurocare strives to be recognised as the leading NGO in alcohol related dialogue and policy development.
Eurocare core values:
Public health is a crucial fundamental right as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Public health is more than basic medical care and should be the core business of every government who have the responsibility to improve the wellbeing of its citizens (as mentioned in art 168 TFEU).
Good health is a fundamental resource for social and economic development, meaning that people live longer and enjoy more healthy years of life.
Equality in health is vital for the cohesion of society. Eurocare recognises the remarkable improvements in public health in recent decades, but notes that there are still large differences between population groups, regions and countries.
The participation of civil society has been increasingly significant in shaping and delivering health outcomes at all levels.
Eurocare believes that the public good must take precedence over commercial interests.
Recommended alcohol policies must be based on best available evidence, monitored and evaluated.
Subsidiarity and diversity must be respected as the national situations in Europe are very different.
Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/01/2015
Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)