Participants were welcomed by CHAFEA and presented the mission and activity of CHAFEA. DG SANTE updated on a few topics regarding alcohol policy.
European Commission is changing to a more horizontal approach. It is at the same time reminding Member States that health lies within their area of responsibility, however, EC will be helping MS to reach the WHO targets that they have signed up to.
Project Coordinator outlined the objectives, aims, work packages (WP) of the project. She emphasised her enthusiasm for the project in gathering new information in area that has not been touched upon before: young people and sport clubs. It is a very practical project ‘hands-on’ which should be easily used and spread across the EU. A draft consortium agreement was sent in advance of the meeting.
All work package leaders presented their plans on way forward.