Task 3 – Capacity building & knowledge exchange

The next DEEP SEAS Thematic Workshop, ‘Alcohol Taxation and Pricing Policies, including Unrecorded Alcohol and Cross-Border issues‘ will take place through online series of 3 workshop sessions, with the overall aim of exchanging effective policy options to reduce alcohol-related harm, on 3 afternoons in June 2021 (14-17h):

    • Tuesday 8th JuneAlcohol Taxation and Pricing Policies
    • Friday 11th JuneUnrecorded and illicit Alcohol
    • Tuesday 15th JuneCross-border alcohol purchasing, marketing and trade

Invitations to pre-register will be sent in April 2021. For inquiries or expressions of interest, please write to deep_seas@clinic.cat.

To see details of the first two workshops, please click the links below:

Procedure to develop the work

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. 

Watch this space!