FAR SEAS Task 2 – Capacity building & knowledge exchange

Task 2 of FAR SEAS will provide a common approach and methodology to support European Member States in knowledge gathering, sharing best practice and capacity building for evidence-based alcohol policy and harm-reduction across multiple sectors, adopting a health in all policies approach.

For this end, in collaboration with sister contract DEEP SEAS, the project will elaborate evidence-based briefing documents and organise multi-sectoral thematic workshops for knowledge exchange and capacity building, focusing on 3 specific policy topics related to alcohol:

  1. Alcohol marketing in digital media;
  2. Cross-border dimensions of alcohol purchases, consumption and related harm;
  3. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome / Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FAS/FASD) – focussing on the WHO methodology to assess prevalence.

Due to the current public health crisis and travel rescrictions to reduce the spread of covid-19, the workshop originally planned for Slovenia in May will be postponed.

Watch this space for updates on:

– New dates for the series of workshops on:

  • Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship in Traditional and Digital Media
  • Alcohol and its relation to Socioeconomic Inequalities, Nutrition & Obesity and Cancer
  • Alcohol Agricultural Policy to Protect Health
  • Alcohol Taxation, Pricing and Cross-Border Policy
  • Assessing national prevalence of FASD

– Opportunities to contribute to the agendas and policy areas for discussion in each topic through the FAR SEAS Mapping Exercise.