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:
- Alcohol marketing in digital media;
- Cross-border dimensions of alcohol purchases, consumption and related harm;
- 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.