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The Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) offers a once in a decade opportunity to protect children from commercial communications on alcohol and unhealthy foods.

On 1 December 2016, experts from a wide range of backgrounds hosted by Daciana Octavia Sârbu MEP, AVMSD Shadow Rapporteur in ENVI Committee were joined by over 120 participants in the European Parliament to discuss the effects of advertising on children’s behaviours, tools to reduce child exposure to commercial communications for unhealthy food and alcohol and the effectiveness of self-regulatory schemes.

Presentations from the event

Dr João Breda, WHO Europe (video)

Dr. Gauden Galea, Director of Division on Noncommunicable Diseases, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Alcohol content in traditional and digital media

Dr. Jo Cranwell, Assistant Professor in Public Health, University of Bath

Does self-regulation work? The case of television food advertisement to children in Germany

Stefanie Landwehr, University of Bonn

General queries

Marleen Kestens | mkestens@ehnheart.org

Communications 
communications@epha.org

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