To protect children’s health by sharing experiences and best practices in order to identify and implement specific actions that will substantially reduce the extent and impact of high salt, energy-dense, micronutrient-poor foods and beverages marketing on children.


The European Marketing Network consists in a group of WHO European Region countries working together to find ways to reduce the high salt, energy-dense, micronutrient-poor foods and beverages marketing pressure on children.It is actually led by Portugal and other countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom)

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 and August 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.

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.