Task 1 – Analysis of SEAS 1
Task 1 will continue and deepen the analysis of the first SEAS, carried out by RARHA in 19 countries over 2015-16; and resulted in a comprehensive assessment of alcohol epidemiology, including various consumption measures and harm to drinkers as well as to others.
Although the survey data have been analysed descriptively, and the methodology and results have been published, the full potential of the survey has not yet been exploited. In particular, systematic analyses with respect to differences between different types of drinkers and abstainers and with regard to cross-country differences or regional clustering will be extended.
Task 2 – SEAS 2
Task 2 of the DEEP SEAS will liaise with a network of country representatives in order to roll out the 2nd SEAS in 33 countries in the European Region (28 EU + Norway, Iceland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova and Serbia) over 2019-20. While the surveying work will be standardised and covered by an experienced surveying company (Kantar); in activating the country networks in this task, DEEP SEAS aims to ensure that the ownership of the SEAS stays with the countries responsible, and promote future self-sufficient monitoring of alcohol use at the national level.