A high level of health protection is a key priority for the EU...
...which has the responsibility to complement national policies and encourage the cooperation among Member States, with the objective to improve public health.
Over the years, EU activities in the field of public health have been growing and increasingly focusing on the objective to promote healthier lifestyles and discourage unhealthy behaviours among European citizens.
EU actions in relation to tobacco, alcohol and nutrition are directly relevant to the hospitality industry as they might affect the running of hospitality businesses when dealing with consumers (e.g. smoking in public places, serving of alcohol, nutrition labelling for the food served in restaurants, etc.).
European initiatives in this field are directly influenced by and closely interlinked with developments at international level, in particular with the policies of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Latest news on alcohol
Please find here the latest HOTREC articles related with the European Alcohol and Health Forum.
17 March 2020
European Tourism Sector demands urgent supportive measures to reduce devastating impact of COVID-19
The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, has issued the following statement on the implementation of urgent measures to limit the COVID-19 outbreak’s impact on the sector.
11 March 2020
Social partners of the European Horeca sector recommend companies and employees to act responsibly, and call upon public authorities for support measures during and after the COVID-19 outbreak
HOTREC, the European umbrella association of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafés, and its trade union counterpart EFFAT, the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions, advise companies and employees to respect all health and safety measures. As the outbreak is having a sharp negative impact on the hospitality sector, HOTREC and EFFAT call on the European institutions and Member States to take all necessary measures, in consultation with the social partners, to support the sector.
15 February 2018
/ HOTREC voluntary measures to curb alcohol harm
15 May 2017
Last steps to approve Action Plan on Alcohol
8 December 2014
/ Initiatives developed by HOTREC National Associations in accordance with HOTREC guidance document on responsible drinking
15 April 2014
/ UMIH and SILB-FIPE join the European Alcohol and Health Forum
17 October 2012
/ Wine in moderation brochure
5 November 2009
/ HOTREC Guidance to National Associations on responsible drinking