The first European Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm is being held on the week of 13th May in Brussels. The aim of the week is to raise awareness among EU policy makers of the harms caused by alcohol and the need for an integrated approach to tackle them. As part of the week's events a policy debate, hosted by UK MEP Nessa Childers in association with EASL, ELPA, EMNA, EUFAMI, Eurocare, Alcohol Concern and Lundbeck, will be held in the European Parliament on 15th May. The policy debate will explore how EU policies can continue to tackle alcohol-related harm and will see the launch of the 'Consensus paper on an integrated approach to addressing alcohol related harm', the result of structured dialogue during the Roundtable on an Integrated Approach to Alcohol Related Harm.
Cristian Busoi MEP and Antonyia Parvanova MEP, both members of the “Friends of the Liver Group", also called on the Commission to tackle on the harm being caused by alcohol. Both emphasised their belief that more needs to be done to ensuring the damage caused by alcohol consumption does not continue. View the full videos below.
The full list of videos which were filmed for the European Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/AWARH13