EWA - European Workplace and Alcohol

EWA - European Workplace and Alcohol – National counterpart

The European workplace and alcohol project (EWA) is a European project co-financed by the European Commission running from 2011 to 2013. The German Centre for Addiction Issues (DHS) participates as a national counterpart and is financed by the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG).  

EWA is a public/private sector partnership with involvement of governmental and public sector organizations, public and private employers, non-governmental organizations, representatives of civil society, international networks representing global companies and employer and employee organizations, and trades unions.

The primary aim of EWA is to develop effective methods of engaging with workplaces, and their workforces, to raise awareness and bring about individual and organisational change that leads to safer alcohol consumption, and thus a reduction in alcohol-related absenteeism, presenteeism and injuries.  

The project will involve implementing practices in twelve European countries (Belgium, Spain (Catalonia), Croatia, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Scotland).  

Germany´s extensive experience in the field of occupational addiction prevention supports the aims of the European project. The knowledge and the existing strategies are supposed to be integrated in the international discussion as  well as the new findings and practical experiences from the European countries amend Germany´s activities.  

National Acitivities  

The DHS takes part in  

- research work (Case-Studies to compare effective programmes of occupational addiction prevention in specific cultural contexts), as well as

- engaging five workplaces in innovative, evidence-based alcohol-focused interventions and

- transferring the results to German structures as well as translating and disseminating the products in Germany  


01. Oktober 2011 – 31. December 2013  

Contact Person

Christina Rummel
Deutsche Hauptstelle für Suchtfragen e.V.
Westenwall 4
59063 Hamm (Westf.)
Tel.: +49 2381 9015-24
Fax: +49 2381 9015-30

European Workplace and Alcohol