Task 3 – 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 3 of DEEP 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 FAR SEAS, the project will elaborate evidence-based briefing documents and organise multi-sectoral thematic workshops for knowledge exchange and capacity building, focusing on 5 specific policy topics related to alcohol:

  1. Marketing and advertising.
  2. Taxation of alcohol, and other pricing mechanisms.
  3. Agriculture policies and support mechanisms.
  4. Inequalities.
  5. Alcohol consumption and nutrition/caloric intake.

The DEEP SEAS Mapping Exercise

As part of the development of the thematic documents and workshops, DEEP SEAS has created a questionnaire designed to gather national-level input from stakeholders in many different sectors (policy, civil society, academia, research, clinical).

The second wave of the mapping exercise will soon be starting, including the opportunity to contribute to the agendas and policy areas for discussion in the workshop topics. (you could also win the chance to attend an EU-level alcohol-related event)

Watch this space! 

Overview of the Thematic Workshops

Due to the current public health crisis and travel rescrictions to reduce the spread of covid-19, the workshop series has been revised. The new dates for workshops over 2020-2022 are as follows: