Reducing marketing pressure on children
The European Marketing Network is led by Norway and consists of 17 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. Taking part in the network does not imply any particular policy preference for a regulatory approach.
The network was established in January 2008 when the members first met in Oslo, Norway. A further five network meetings have taken place: September 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia, February 2009 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 2009 in London, United Kingdom, and March 2010 in Oeiras, Portugal.
Representatives of WHO, the European Commission, the United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Obesity Task Force and Consumers International have participated as Network observers.