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Eleventh EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting, October 7th – 9th 2020, online event

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED! Our theme this year is  ‘Make prevention science relevant for all: co-production and impact’ and our keynotes and special sessions will focus on reducing the gap between science and practice in prevention, understanding co-production and the role of policy makers, practitioners, communities and researchers to develop efficacious, sustainable and cost-effectiveness prevention interventions in practice. We invite you to prepare and submit abstracts on the conference theme, but also welcome submissions on all prevention science related topics, including discussion papers, and theoretical and methodological developments.

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Tenth EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting, September 16th – 18th 2019, Ghent, Belgium

EUSPR 2019 is being held in Ghent, Belgium on 16th and 17th September 2019, with workshops and project meetings scheduled for the 18th. Our theme this year is ‘Looking over the Wall’ and our keynotes and special sessions will focus on optimising cross-disciplinary working and improving the ways in which different groups in the prevention field – practitioners, policy makers, researchers, communities – can work together.

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Position paper of the European Society for Prevention Research on the Icelandic model

European prevention researchers critical about hype on the Icelandic model for youth alcohol use reduction

Prevention decisionmakers, influencers and policymakers are enthusiastic about the alcohol and other drug use reduction strategy showing high success rates for youth in communities in Iceland. The Icelandic model has been broadly and commercially marketed and disseminated. Although it is a promising model, The European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) does not recommend to copy-paste, but to use it wisely, just like other scarce prevention resources. You cannot implant this model in communities that do not have Iceland’s particular and specific characteristics. And, you have to be cautious with broad and commercial dissemination of a model tested in one single country. 

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Initiative for Science in Europe call to mobilise the research community

The Initiative for Science in Europe calls for support of their Europe-wide petition to ask for a sensible investment in Research, Education, and Innovation.  There is a meeting ahead of the EU Council on February 20 with the Multiannual Financial Framework on the agenda. News from many Member States hint that the contribution will shrink […]

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EUSPR Early Careers Forum
  • Researchers, policy-makers and practitioners who entered the prevention field within the last 8 years
  • Current students of a prevention-related discipline at Masters or doctoral level
  • Senior colleagues interested to support early-career activities

Cornerstones of this advancement are:

  • cross-disciplinary networks of scientists,
  • policy makers and practitioners,
  • methodology development,
  • promotion of higher education and
  • career development in prevention and implementation research.

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From the blog http://euspr.hypotheses.org

A European prevention registry? Xchange: the story of a fruitful EMCDDA & EUSPR collaboration

30 June 2020 | In this blog article, Charlotte De Kock, researcher at Ghent University (Belgium) and member of the Xchange Prevention Registry is presenting the story of this unique European registry of evidence-based prevention interventions. It’s been two years now since I’m involved … Continue reading

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Volunteer and healthy ageing: the case of mentoring disadvantaged youth

26 April 2020 | In this blog, Dr. Giovanni Aresi and Dr. Raven H. Weaver will discuss the societal benefits of volunteering among older adults, specifically reflecting on being a mentor for disadvantaged youth. Although mentoring has been considered as a positive youth development … Continue reading

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COVID-19: the global pan(dem)ic and reflections on a prevention science response

7 April 2020 | Currently, the COVID-19 outbreak is having a firm grip on the global population. To restrict further spread and increase preventive measures across the population, prevention science is called upon to complement medical actions. Being an interdisciplinary research field, prevention science … Continue reading

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How do we become scientists? A tale on abduction

19 January 2020 | Maria Rosaria Galanti is Professor in Public Health Epidemiology at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. In this article, she provides an interesting opinion on the intellectual qualities of scientists. Are there good and bad scientists? Read on to find out Professor’s … Continue reading

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Impressions of the EUSPR 2019 Conference by the Early Career Forum

21 November 2019 | This year, the 10th conference and Members’ Meeting of the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) was held in Ghent, Belgium from September 16th to 18th. Overall, it was a wonderful conference in a timeless venue, with lovely weather, good … Continue reading

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Responding to complex needs of young people who access substance use services in the criminal justice system

23 September 2019 | In this blog, Dr Helen Gleeson offers interesting insights on the needs of young people with a have a history of substance use who come into contact with the criminal justice system in the UK. Curious? Read on. In the … Continue reading

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