On 17 of June 2014 took place the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (CNAPA). The CNAPA is chaired by the European Commission and counts with the presence of Member States representatives. One of the agenda items was the draft Action Plan on Alcohol. The Action Plan will be a non-paper providing reference for implementing actions by Member States on a voluntary basis with the ultimate aim of curbing alcohol-related harm across Europe. It will focus on binge drinking and youth. CNAPA will endorse the final version in a written procedure before 15 September 2014. The complete version of the document has not, until the present date, been made public yet.

As an active member of the European Alcohol and Health Forum, HOTREC is fully committed in encouraging its members to take measures to curb alcohol-related harm in Europe. In this sense, HOTREC encourages its members to develop, at national level, voluntary actions according with the Charter of the Alcohol Forum, especially focusing on:

  • Continuing enforcing age limits when serving and selling alcohol according to existing legislation
  • Developing information and education programmes on responsible drinking (in order to facilitate informed choices by consumers).

HOTREC also encourages its members to become members of the Forum.

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), the Finish Hospitality Association (FHA), SILB-FIPE (Associazione Italiana Imprese di Intrattenimento di Ballo e di Spettacolo), UMIH (Union des Métiers et des Industries de L’Hôtellerie) and the Swedish Hospitality Industry (VISITA) are other HOTREC members who are also members of the Forum.