Task 3 – Capacity building & knowledge exchange
The next DEEP SEAS Thematic Workshop, ‘Alcohol Agricultural Policy to Protect Health‘ will take place through 2 online workshop sessions, with the overall aim of exchanging effective policy options to reduce alcohol-related harm, relating to the on 2 afternoons in November 2021 (exact dates to be confirmed):
- Session 1 – focusing on alcohol production mechanisms
- Session 2 – focusing on promotion of alcohol products in agricultural mechanisms
Invitations to pre-register will be sent in October 2021. For inquiries or expressions of interest, please write to email@example.com.
To see details of the first three workshops, please click the links below:
- Workshop 1 – Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship in Traditional and Digital Media, Dec 2020
- Workshop 2 – Alcohol and its relation to Socioeconomic Inequalities, Nutrition & Obesity and Cancer, March 2021
- Workshop 3 – Alcohol Taxation and Pricing Policies, including Unrecorded Alcohol and Cross-Border issues, June 2021
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:
- Marketing and advertising.
- Taxation of alcohol, and other pricing mechanisms.
- Agriculture policies and support mechanisms.
- 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!