Tagged: EAHF

NEWS: Open Letter To European Commission

Glenis Willmott MEP in her role as a co-sponsor of the EU Resolution on the Alcohol Strategy, along with a number of other Members of the European Parliament, has written to the European Commission’s President and Vice-President raising her concerns and calling for further action…

NEWS: Civil Society Leaves EU Alcohol Forum

More than 20 civil society organizations, many of them public health bodies, have resigned from the EU Alcohol and Health Forum as the European Commission announced its refusal to heed calls from both EU member states as well s the European Parliament to adopt a new EU Alcohol Strategy…

BLOG: Calling Time On European Alcohol And Health Forum

Active has decided to leave the EAHF together with a number of other civil society organizations, in disappointment about the European Commission’s efforts concerning a new and improved EU Alcohol Strategy…

BLOG: The EU A Bonanza For Big Alcohol

Big Alcohol has been attacking two of our member organisations in Europe as well as our close partner (our European youth platform) Active – sobriety, friendship and peace. What did they do to deserve the scorn of Big Alcohol?
We also launch a map of Big Alcohol entry points for their aggressive lobbying in the European Union – see it and read it for the first time ever here.
And finally, we look at the question: what does it take to end this bonanza that puts profit over human rights…

BLOG: What EU Can Do, Can’t Do And Doesn’t Want To Do

Very often the EU Commission claims that that they do not have the legal basis for doing much on EU level in the field of health and alcohol harm. Instead they promote Big Alcohol and self-regulation. So let’s see what they do have the legal basis on…

BLOG: Alcohol Policy In Europe Where Is It Headed?

It is in this time of crisis that might burden generations to come, that we all who work on alcohol policy within civil society organisations, universities and public authorities need to ask ourselves honestly: are we part of the problem, possibly? And where can we look to find better solutions?

I think it’s time for civil society to take decisive action, to stand up for democracy in Europe and a society of well-being and health, driven by the people…