November 16th- 20th is Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm.
AWARH was initiated in 2013; it is an initiative of the European Alcohol Policy Alliance (EUROCARE), the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), the European Brain Council (EBC), the European Liver Patients Association (ELPA), the European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness (EUFAMI) and United European Gastroenterology (UEG). The Secretariat for the Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm 2015 is held by ELPA. This year AWARH is endorsed by the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA).
The aim of AWARH is to increase awareness of the need to address alcohol-related harm in Europe, and highlight the need to address it through an integrated approach to alcohol policy.
The events held during AWARH aim to demonstrate the overwhelming burden of alcohol-related harm in Europe, propose possible solutions to the problem and be a catalyst for debate at European and national levels.
We have been asked to show our support for AWARH by spreading the message via social media and by joining Thuderclap which is is a “crowdspeaking” platform that lets individuals and companies rally people together to spread a message. The site uses an “all-or-nothing” model similar to crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, in that if the campaign does not meet its desired number of supporters in the given time frame, the organizer receives none of the donations. On Thunderclap, backers donate tweets and social media posts rather than money.
Please show your support by joining Thunderclap here.