FAR SEAS Task 2 – Capacity building & knowledge exchange

DEEP SEAS – FAR SEAS Thematic Capacity Building Workshop

Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship in Traditional and Digital Media

The online series of 4 workshop sessions will take place within the frame of the prevention strand of the EU beating cancer plan over four afternoons in December 2020. Up to 50 active participants, national policy representatives, scientific experts, and European Commission professionals working on related initiatives, will participate in each session. If you fit this profile and are interested in participating, please write to DEEP_SEAS@clinic.cat.

  • Wed 9th December (14:00h – 16:40h) Regulating traditional media – television, print, sponsorship
  • Mon 14th December (14:00h – 16:40h) Warning messages and consumer information to counter harm
  • Wed 16th December (14:00h – 16:40h) Tackling online media promotion of alcohol
  • Mon 21st December (14:00h – 16:40h) Regulating low-strength alcohol product marketing – closing loopholes

DEEP SEAS-FAR SEAS workshop 1 agenda

The DEEP SEAS-FAR SEAS Alcohol Policy Workshops_summary

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 series of Alcohol Policy workshops has been revised:

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