The Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (AWARH) was initiated in 2013 by a group of like-minded organisations following three Roundtable meetings on an integrated approach to alcohol-related harm. During the roundtable meetings, the organisations agreed that an EU-level awareness raising campaign should be established to provide information on the detrimental effects associated with alcohol consumption. The first AWARH was held on the week of 13th May 2013 under the Month of the Brain.
Many policymakers and healthcare organisations joined to the Awareness Week on Alcohol-Related Harm to highlight the negative effects of alcohol and call for greater policy action to address the problems it can cause. The Secretariat for the Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm 2016 is held by the European Alcohol Policy Alliance (EUROCARE). If you would like to join this initiative or if you would like more information about the different sponsorship opportunities, please contact Margaret Walker at:
What can you do?
Join us today and support AWARH 2017:
- Show your support for AWARH’17 through the Thunderclap Campaign (coming soon)
- Send a letter to your national policymakers asking them to commit to do more against alcohol-related harm in their country and in Europe.
- Organise a national event on the week of 20th November and apply for endorsement by emailing: [email protected]
- Tweet your support for the AWARH 2017 and tell us why tackling alcohol-related harm is important to you by using the hashtag: #AWARH17
- Share with your friends the AWARH’17 partners and policy-makers interviews about alcohol-related harm
- Register to attend the meetings in Brussels and sign-up to the regular updates AWARH’17 here: [email protected]