Implementing coordinated alcohol policy in Europe

The Building Capacity project, with 31 country partners and 10 European organizations, will support the EC in its Communication on alcohol, helping to reduce the €125bn of social costs due to alcohol each year in the EU.

The project aims to reduce inequalities between MS and promote the achievement of the Lisbon agenda for a viable productive Europe.

The project will build on the work of the previous EC co-financed project "Bridging the Gap", and will draw on the conclusions of other EC-co-financed projects in the fields of alcohol policy, including the PHEPA project on brief interventions in primary care, the ELSA project on monitoring and reviewing the marketing of alcohol products, and the "Pathways for Health" project reviewing and documenting good practice to reduce binge drinking, drinking and driving, and improved consumer information through labelling and health warnings.