Reducing marketing pressure on children
The European Marketing Network is led by Portugal and consists of 28 countries in the WHO European Region (Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom) that want to work together to find ways to reduce the marketing pressure on children of energy-dense, micronutrient-poor foods and beverages.
The Network was established in January 2008 when the members first met in Oslo, Norway. Further network meetings have now taken place: September 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia, February 2009 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 2009 in London, United Kingdom, March 2010 in Oeiras, Portugal, March 2011 in Brussels, Belgium, March 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 2013 in Ankara, Turkey, August 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland and June 2015 in Athens, Greece and April 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Representatives of WHO, the European Commission, the United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, World Obesity and Consumers International have participated as Network observers.