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Friday, December 16, 2011

Focus on Alcohol Safe Environment - FASE: short summary of results

In its 2007 work plan, the European Commission called for the collection of best practices in work-place strategies to reduce the impact of harmful and hazardous alcohol consumption on the economy; networking, evaluation and collection of best practises on well-resourced community mobilisation and intervention projects to create safer drinking environments; and development of best practice in advertising, self regulation and monitoring. This was implemented in the project “FASE – Focus on Alcohol Safe Environment”.

With the help of FASE project partners more than 20 best practice policies or programmes (PPP) in 13 European countries were found. The examples came from different branches. Most of them belong to the production sector (ship building, energy supply, building industry, chemical industry, aluminium industry and the like). From the service sector good practices were received from the wellness and health industry, an insurance company, a mail order and some consulting companies. Furthermore, some good practice examples describe nationwide programmes or regional networks for companies which will be implemented currently. Fifty percent are big enterprises, that means more than 501 staff members, 30 per cent are medium-sized (50 - 500 staff members). Only five companies are situated at only one location, the others are multinationals. To identify good practices projects (PPP) the network partners received a list of criteria and indicators for policies, programmes, guidelines and measures to reduce alcohol at the workplace. In the different case studies you will find information about the PPP: the background, the main aims and target groups, the main prevention strategies, tools for the management, for the dissemination of the policy and for the participation of the employees, aspects for the evaluation, the main pre-conditions for success and the main results, and why each project is worth to be transferred.

Please have a look at the files of “Best Practices (PPP) from European countries” on the website.