Welcome to the DEEP SEAS Action in Alcohol Mapping Exercise
Europe has the highest level of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm in the world; and there is a growing awareness of the significant role that alcohol plays in the European burden of disease, premature mortality and costs of healthcare, not to mention human suffering. However, despite the overwhelming evidence of harm, standard policy or intervention measures to reduce alcohol-related harm are lacking or insufficient; and even the low-risk limits recommended for alcohol consumption vary substantially across different national guidelines (and are largely higher than the level suggested by evidence).
DEEP SEAS (Developing and Extending Evidence and Practice from the Standard European Alcohol Survey) is a tendered service contract awarded by the European Commission to a coordinated group of institutions lead by the CLÍNIC Foundation for Biomedical Research (FCRB, Barcelona). DEEP SEAS is foreseen to continue and extend the work undertaken by RARHA (Joint Action – Reducing Alcohol Related Harm), and counts on the support of the international scientists, organisations and Member States representatives which were involved in the Joint Action, as well as extending the geographical scope of this group.
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, the project will elaborate evidence-based briefing documents and organise multi-sectoral thematic workshops for knowledge exchange and capacity building, throughout 2020-2021, focusing on 5 specific policy topics related to alcohol:
Alcohol consumption and nutrition/obesity.
Marketing and advertising.
Agriculture policies and support mechanisms.
Taxation of alcohol, and other pricing mechanisms.
This questionnaire is designed to gather national-level input from stakeholders in many different sectors (policy, civil society, academia, research, clinical) to contribute to the development of these documents and workshops.
DEEP SEAS PRIZE DRAW:
Respondents giving input on at least one topic through the DEEP SEAS mapping questionnaire before 15th September 2019 will be entered into a prize draw to win registration to the 2019 Lisbon Addictions Conference (worth 600€), held from 23-25 October 2019.