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 agriculture sector policy options to tackle alcohol-related harm, on November 4th and 9th, 2021.:

    • Session 1 – Thursday 4th Nov – “Alcohol, no ordinary foodstuff” – this session will focus on Agricultural policy and alcohol production: the place of health in the equation

    • Session 2 – Tuesday 9th Nov – “Farm 2 Glass – informing consumers” – the second session will focus on Agricultural and promotion policy compatible with health and sustainability

See an overview of the workshop and confirmed video presenters.

For inquiries or expressions of interest, please write to deep_seas@clinic.cat.

To see details of the first three 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!