EU Presidency conference on Cross-Border Aspects in Alcohol Policy – Tackling Harmful Use of Alcohol
The general aim of the conference 'Cross-Border Aspects in Alcohol Policy – Tackling Harmful Use of Alcohol' was to reduce alcohol-related harm in the EU by strengthening the member states' capacities to implement effective health policy and tackle cross-border issues. Labelling of alcoholic beverages, cross-border purchases of alcohol, and marketing are a focus of the conference, as well as discussions on research and monitoring concerning alcohol policy. Representatives of different sectors – health, agriculture, culture, finance - are invited to the meeting.
The aim was to discuss the recent developments and envisage the future steps to tackle the harmful use of alcohol in the EU. The conference, together with the debate at the informal meeting of health ministers, held in July in Tallinn, feeds into the preparation of the Council conclusions on these issues.